By Anne Perry
Anne Perry - A Christmas Journey
Christmas tale sequence, ebook 1
Readers of Anne Perry's bestselling suspense novels enjoy an international that's all their very own, sharing the privileged life of Britain's filthy rich and strong elite in West finish mansions and nice nation homes. it's also a global within which probability bides in unsuspected locations and the road among stable and evil might be razor skinny. This new novel beneficial properties woman Vespasia Cumming-Gould--one of the main memorable characters from the Thomas Pitt series--who seems to be right here as a full of life younger lady, the final word aristocrat who can hint her blood to part the royal homes of Europe.
It's Christmas and the Berkshire geographical region lies wrapped in wintry weather sit back. however the well-born site visitors who've amassed at Applecross for a scrumptious weekend of blameless intrigue and passionate romance are warmed by way of roaring fires and candlelight, holly and mistletoe, strong wine and gorgeously wrapped presents. It's scarcely the atmosphere for misfortune, and no one--not even that smart younger aristocrat and budding sleuth Vespasia Cumming-Gould--anticipates the tragedy that's to darken this light-hearted vacation residence occasion. yet quickly one younger lady lies useless, a suicide, and one other is ostracized, held partially answerable for the stunning flip of events.
To expiate her guilt, Gwendolen Kilmuir units out for the Scottish Highlands, hoping to provide an explanation for to the lifeless girl's mom the conditions surrounding the sad act--and to convey her again to England for the funeral. Gwendolen's sole spouse in this nightmarish trip is Vespasia. As Vespasia learns extra concerning the sufferer and the gruesome forces that formed her determined deed, she is aware the heartbreaking fact of the tragedy.
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