Garden of Lies by Amanda Quick

By Amanda Quick

The New York Times bestselling writer of Otherwise Engaged and The secret Woman provides an all-new novel of intrigue and homicide set opposed to the backdrop of Victorian London…
 
The Kern Secretarial organization presents trustworthy specialist prone to its prosperous shoppers, and Anne Clifton used to be one of many most interesting ladies in Ursula Kern’s hire. yet omit Clifton has met an premature end—and Ursula is confident it used to be now not because of typical causes.
 
Archaeologist and adventurer Slater Roxton thinks Mrs. Kern is off her head to meddle in such harmful company. however, he turns out brilliant sufficient to Ursula, notwithstanding she does locate herself unnerved via his self-possession and unreadable green-gold eyes…
 
If this mysterious widowed good looks insists on stirring the pot, Slater intends to stay within reach as they enterprise into the darkish facet of well mannered society. jointly they need to demonstrate the id of a killer—and to accomplish their target they could have to demonstrate their private secrets and techniques to one another as well…

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Featherington echoed, her voice a touch shrill. "Penelope is... ah... " Her mouth wobbled into a patently false grin. Penelope looked as if she wanted to dive under a rug. Simon decided that if he was forced to dance, he'd ask Penelope. "Mrs. " Lady Danbury raised a brow as she moved her head slowly toward him. " She turned back to Mrs. Featherington, who had gone quite green. Mrs. Featherington said nothing. Lady Danbury said nothing. Mrs. Featherington finally mumbled something about seeing her cousin, grabbed her three daughters, and scurried off.

The woman had to clear her throat several times before managing to say, "I see. Well. " Simon said nothing, hoping an aloof demeanor would prompt her to take her leave. Damn it, where was Anthony? Simon couldn't possibly bear it. "Your grace! " Simon forced his icy eyes back to the lady in front of him and told himself to be more patient with her. After all, she was probably only complimenting his father because she thought it was what he wanted to hear. " "Yes," Simon murmured, looking for any break in the barricade of ladies through which he might make his escape.

The dark-haired stranger's head snapped around. "Daphne? " She drew back, unnerved by his direct question and the rather intense look in his eyes. " Now she was beginning to wonder if he was an idiot. " He groaned. " Her face slid into a puzzled frown. " Simon staggered back a step. He suddenly felt physically ill, as his brain finally processed the fact that she had thick, chestnut hair. The famous Bridgerton hair. Not to mention the Bridgerton nose, and cheekbones, and—Bugger it all, this was Anthony's sister!

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