An atmospheric and gripping mystery from Lady Antonia Fraser’s Jemima Shore series. ‘Was that what you thought – that you would come back, come back here to beautiful Lark, and get away with it, did you expect that? I can hardly believe it, even of you…’
A series of murders have shocked the sleepy, rural village of Lark. The deaths all coincide with the reappearance of actress Christabel Herriot – it is clear that someone has decided her return is not to be tolerated.
Amidst the gossip surrounding her reckless affair, Christabel decides to resume her theatrical career, joining a company performing at the Larminster Festival. Jemima Shore has been asked to present a programme on the Festival, so when it becomes clear that Christabel’s life is in serious danger, Jemima is on the case again.