A tense romantic thriller about stolen art treasures and precarious passion, this gripping story confirms Sally Emerson's status as a preeminent novelist of the mysterious, erotic and dramatic.
Patrick Browning first sees Anne Fitzgerald in the British Museum in front of the Elgin Marbles - both young historians are fighting to uncover the secrets of Mary Nisbet, the notorious wife of Lord Elgin.
Anne thinks the present is frightening, but finds the past compelling; Patrick lives life at one remove, preferring the women in books to those in real life.
Before long, their research spills over into an all-too-real rivalry, a rivalry charged with tension and attraction - a rivalry which twists their own scarred love affairs to breaking point...
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Quartet Books
- Publication Date: 11/10/2017
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780704374447