Julia Byrd lives and writes in Brooklyn, New York, with her handsome dog, and scruffy husband, although a large piece of her heart remains in her native Illinois. She tells people she enjoys books, wine, dogs, trees, and architecture as plausible cover for her secret double life.
1790s Yorkshire, England - Katherine Gilbert sets out for Wainforth Manor in North Yorkshire to fulfill her father’s last request. Thomas Norcliffe does not welcome her unannounced arrival, so she must tread carefully around his dark moods to unlock the past. Deadly secrets from the Norcliffe family are resurfacing, and Katherine begins to realize that the biggest danger lies within herself.