There are any number of suspects. Was the murder committed by Charles because of Amanda's eccentric behavior? Or was the murder committed by Amanda's sister Christina, a successful novelist with a boyfriend who, like so many others at the party, has his eye on the Williamson family fortune. All of the guests at the stately Georgian home in Darnley Terrace seem to have a motive for killing Amanda, and Caroline finds that no one is honest in answering her questions.
Caroline Banham, with the help of her trusted assistant James Taylor, uses all of her skills as she tracks down leads, from the staff of a German hospital to an old school building that houses secrets from Charles' mysterious past. And what's in the dusty cellar of the Smith home on Darnley Terrace, a dark space where Caroline has a dangerous encounter with a shadowy figure trying to stop her investigation?