At a summons from Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy, midwife Sarah Brandt arrives at the elegant home of famed magnetic healer Edmund Blackwell to find his wife in labor - and the good doctor dead from an apparent suicide. Only Malloy sees what no one else wants to: that Blackwell was murdered in his own home.
After a successful delivery, the Blackwell baby falls mysteriously ill. Relying on her nurse's training and woman's intuition, Sarah discovers the source of the baby's sickness and uncovers a scandal that leads Malloy's investigation down a gilded path paved with greed, deception, and desire.
"Victoria Thompson shines.... Anne Perry and Caleb Carr fans rejoice!" (Tamar Myers, author of The Hand That Rocks the Ladle)
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I am so happy I stuck it out!
Not a fan of the Narrator.
I listen to a lot of period mysteries but the narrator doesn't do any character voice variations.
It's like she is just reading the book as quickly as possible to get through the story.
- Redondo Viewer