By Charles Todd
Attempting to support a lady in misery, global warfare I nurse and unintentional sleuth Bess Crawford learns that no solid deed is going unpunished
while battlefield nurse Bess Crawford returns from France for a well-earned Christmas depart, she unearths a bruised and shivering girl huddled within the doorway of her London place of abode. the lady has nowhere to show, and propelled by means of a company feel of responsibility, Bess takes her in.
as soon as inside of Bess's flat, the lady finds quarrel together with her husband erupted into violence, but she desires to go back home--if Bess will opt for her to Sussex. knowing that the lady is being affected by a concussion, Bess offers up a number of important days of go away to commute along with her. yet she quickly discovers that it is a solid deed with unforeseeable consequences.
What Bess unearths at Vixen Hill is a home of mourning. The woman's kin has accumulated for a memorial provider for the elder son, who died of conflict wounds. Her husband, domestic on compassionate depart, is demanding, affected by jealousy and his personal to blame conscience.
Then, while a bothered houseguest is located useless, Bess herself turns into a primary suspect within the case. This homicide will lead her to a perilous quest in war-torn France, an unforeseen best friend, and a startling revelation that places her in jeopardy sooner than a vicious killer will be uncovered.
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A Bitter Truth (Bess Crawford Mystery, Book 3) by Charles Todd