Following in the steps of Beatriz Williams and
Amor Towles, this richly atmospheric, spellbinding novel transports readers to
the dazzling, glamorous world of Newport during the roaring twenties and to a
mansion filled with secrets as a debonair lawyer must separate truth from
Spring 1921: the Great War is over, Prohibition
is in full swing, the Depression still years away, and Newport, Rhode Island’s
glittering “summer cottages” are inhabited by the gloriously rich families who
Attorney Adrian De la Noye is no stranger to
Newport, having sheltered there during his misspent youth. Though he’d prefer
to forget the place, he returns to revise the will of a well-heeled client.
Bennett Chapman’s offspring have the usual concerns about their father’s
much-younger fiancée. But when they learn of the old widower’s firm belief that
his first late wife, who “communicates” via séance, has chosen the beautiful
Catherine Walsh for him, they’re shocked. And
for Adrian, encountering Catherine in the last place he saw her decades ago
proves to be a far greater surprise.
Still, De la Noye is here to handle a will, and
he fully intends to do so—just as soon as he unearths every last secret,
otherworldly or not, about the Chapmans, Catherine Walsh … and his own very
A skillful alchemy of social satire, dark humor,
and finely drawn characters, Newport vividly
brings to life the glitzy era of the 1920s. Download and start listening now!