Emily Thornton discovers a will which sets her on a trail which is fraught with dangers
when it is linked with a murder of a sea captain in Hull in the 1860s A vital
witness is missing. She enlists the help of Thomas Laycock a young man who has come to
Hull to open his own detective agency. When their attention is brought to an unusual
locket worn by a mysterious young woman the find an unexpected link in their investigation
which takes them to Middlesbrough and Whitby.
Jessica Blair knows how to keep the reader enthralled for page after
action-packed page. Yorkshire Post.
A powerful saga, packed from cover to cover with one emotional twist after
another... you are caught up in a world of intrigue, rivalry and heated family disputes
which make the blood run cold and the heart step up a pace. Yorkshire Life.
An intriguing and excellent book. Yorkshire Evening Press.
Emily Thornton, unusually for a young woman in Hull in the 1860s, acts as clerk to her lawyer father. When she meets a personable stranger, Thomas Laycock, who is setting up a detective agency, Emily becomes involved in his investigations. Together they try to find the truth behind a murder for which a friend has been framed, a missing woman and an unusual locket. Thomas believes there is a link between all three cases, and as he and Emily work to crack the puzzle, they begin to share a suspicion about someone's true character...