Anne Perry’s new Christmas
novel is an irresistible tale of love, betrayal, greed, murder, and selfless
devotion. For the first time, Perry’s annual yuletide offering is set in New
York City—a sparkling young metropolis bursting with life, promise, and subtle
The year is 1904.
Twenty-three-year-old Jemima Pitt, the daughter of Thomas Pitt, head of
Britain’s Special Branch, is crossing the Atlantic. She is traveling with an
acquaintance, Delphinia Cardew, who is to marry the aristocratic Brent Albright
in a high-society New York wedding—a grand affair that will join together two
fabulously wealthy families, titans of the international financial world.
But Jemima senses a
mysterious shadow darkening the occasion. Missing from the festivities is
Delphinia’s mother, Maria, who is marked by disgrace. Nearly sixteen years ago,
Maria abandoned young Delphinia and disappeared—and now the Albrights refuse to
mention her name. But when Harley, the groom’s charismatic brother, asks Jemima
to help him search for Maria and forestall the scandal that would surely follow
if the prodigal parent turned up at the wedding, she agrees to assist him.
From Hell’s Kitchen to Fifth
Avenue, the Lower East Side to Central Park, Jemima trudges through strange,
snowy streets, asking questions but getting few answers—and never suspecting
that she is walking into mortal danger, from which not even a handsome young
police officer named Patrick Flannery may be able to protect her.
Once more, Anne Perry
delivers a suspenseful, deeply moving novel that captures the essence of the
holiday spirit. Download and start listening now!