By Susanna Calkins
Lucy Campion, a women’ maid grew to become printer’s apprentice in 17th-century London, is crossing Holborn Bridge over the murky waters of the River Fleet one morning while, out of the mist, she sees a specter relocating towards her. worried initially, Lucy quickly realizes the otherworldly determine is actually a tender lady, in actual fact distraught and clad in basic terms in a blood-spattered white nightdress. slightly in a position to converse, the lady has no reminiscence of who she is or what’s occurred to her. The townspeople think she’s possessed. yet Lucy is worried for the woman’s healthiness and takes her to work out a doctor. whilst, shockingly, the girl is pointed out because the daughter of a nobleman, Lucy is requested to briefly surrender her bookselling tasks to discreetly function the woman’s spouse whereas she is still below the physician’s care.
As the girl slowly recovers, she begins—with Lucy’s help—to reconstruct the bad occasions that led her to Holborn Bridge that morning. but if it turns into transparent the woman’s defense may well nonetheless be in danger, Lucy turns into unwillingly aware of a plot with far-reaching social implications, and she’ll need to come to a decision simply how some distance she’s prepared to visit guard the younger girl in her care.
Susanna Calkins has drawn a richly precise portrait of a time in background and a tender girl suffering opposed to the boundaries of her society in her subsequent soaking up Lucy Campion mystery.
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