By Anne Perry
Anne Perry - A Christmas Journey
Christmas tale sequence, publication 1
Readers of Anne Perry's bestselling suspense novels enjoy a global that's all their very own, sharing the privileged lifestyles of Britain's prosperous and robust elite in West finish mansions and nice kingdom homes. it's also an international during which risk bides in unsuspected locations and the road among sturdy and evil should be razor skinny. This new novel positive factors girl Vespasia Cumming-Gould--one of the main memorable characters from the Thomas Pitt series--who seems the following as a full of life younger girl, 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 kick back. however the well-born visitors who've collected at Applecross for a scrumptious weekend of blameless intrigue and passionate romance are warmed by way of roaring fires and candlelight, holly and mistletoe, reliable wine and gorgeously wrapped presents. It's scarcely the surroundings for misfortune, and no one--not even that shrewdpermanent 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 girl lies useless, a suicide, and one other is ostracized, held partially liable for the surprising flip of events.
To expiate her guilt, Gwendolen Kilmuir units out for the Scottish Highlands, hoping to give an explanation for to the lifeless girl's mom the situations surrounding the sad act--and to carry her again to England for the funeral. Gwendolen's sole spouse in this nightmarish trip is Vespasia. As Vespasia learns extra in regards to the sufferer and the gruesome forces that formed her determined deed, she is aware the heartbreaking fact of the tragedy.
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A Christmas Journey (Christmas Story, Book 1) by Anne Perry