Cordelia Falconer is back in England after a fifteen-year absence, just in time for her sister’s betrothal to a stickler for propriety. Unfortunately, Cordelia has a scandalous reputation, and her brothers are busy gambling and drinking, so the wedding might not happen at all—unless Cordelia can pretend, for a few weeks, that she’s respectable.
Rhys Aubrey is an outsider who doesn’t quite fit in with society. He’s more than willing to help Cordelia regain her good name, but when her sister is accused of murder, he is determined to solve the mystery, protect Cordelia’s reputation, and follow his own heart.
Together, they work to figure out the puzzle. Can they catch a killer in time to save Cordelia’s sister from the gallows?