Meredith tells Evelyn of having met with her father to discuss financial arrangements for the boy but there's been no word, or money, for quite some time. Before Evelyn knows what is happening both of these strangers are in the family home and tucked up in bed.
This is all going to come as quite a shock to Evelyn's mother who is the type to rely heavily on smelling salts if you get my meaning. Aunt Prudence finds a fair bit of fault with Meredith's parenting skills, or lack thereof, plenty of disapproving glances ensue. All of the women in the house wonder what it is exactly Meredith wants from them as there is precious little in the way of money to go around as it is. Trust is also in short supply.
Not only is Evelyn approaching spinsterhood at just over thirty but has dismayed her mother further by studying Law. Strong enough to meet the disapproving stares and comments of her fellow male barristers, Evelyn fights for her rights in the courtroom as one of the first females in her field. There is one man, Nicholas Thorne, who becomes an ally and though she tries to fight her feelings, makes her heart beat a little faster with his dashing appearance. Together they work on the case of a man charged with murdering his wife while on a picnic. Her body was found in a shallow grave in the woods, shot through the heart. The outcome of the trial will mean life or death for Mr Wheeler.
Doesn't this sound like a fantastic storyline?! Despite being a tad too descriptive at times I was enjoying my time with this book. Then there was the end bit. I finished, closed the cover and then proceeded to leave the patio in search of R to have a good moan. It's not that I wanted my way or the highway for an ending, although I did come up with a very plausible twist which would have satisfied everyone, well okay...me. But who am I...just a humble reader. Will I pick up another Katherine McMahone book? Sure I will. But after my disappointment with the way this story ended I really
All is well in my world of reading again.