Recently widowed, Lady Laurel Laningham flees Landings to escape her untenable position. Alone now and at the mercy of her sister-in-law, she decides to nestle under her aunt’s wings for a spell. To add to her burdens, Laurel’s young son’s new guardian, Lord Adron Gladrey, has announced his intentions to take complete charge of his ward.
And now a killer is stalking her and a devious jewel thief is stealing the family jewels.
Can Laurel convince her son’s guardian she is not a dangerous lunatic and is perfectly capable of raising her son or will he always consider her untrustworthy as a mother to his ward? Will Lord Adron’s stubborn blindness send her straight into the path of the murderer, or will Lord Adron relent in time to save her from following her husband into the grave?