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Publisher's Summary

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.
©2001 Victoria Thompson (P)2015 Tantor
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Critic Reviews

"Victoria Thompson shines.... Anne Perry and Caleb Carr fans rejoice!" (Tamar Myers, author of The Hand That Rocks the Ladle)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Simone on 12-19-16

I am so happy I stuck it out!

It’s official: I like this series and I’ve added all future instalments onto my “to read” list. I can’t wait to dig into Book 4!

This third “interval” in the lives of Frank and Sarah didn’t cover as much of their personal lives as I would have liked, but after 3 books I am still interested and I still really want to know what happens next! I’m hooked.

The murder story line in this instalment was good too. It kept me interested and guessing (or rather: guessing then re-guessing, and then changing my mind back again, then guessing again, then changing my mind back to my first suspect, then wondering if that was too obvious so I changed my mind again…) until the very end.

This series is up to 19 books so I’ll be entertained for quite a while to come. YEAH!

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5 out of 5 stars
By I♥2Read on 05-18-18

I'm addicted!

I love this series so much I download the next one as soon as I finish the last one! Great story! Wonderful protagonist in Sarah Brandt. Narrator Callie Beaulieu does a beautiful job of bringing the story to life. Highly recommend!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mrs Maureen Cate on 12-04-15

Great heroine!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely! Excellent storyline, atmosphere and characters.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Mrs Sarah Brandt without doubt - a proud, brave and vibrant woman of breeding with a caring career and a spirit of adventure - I look forward to hearing more of her

What about Callie Beaulieu’s performance did you like?

I didn't! I found her accent something that I had to get over in order to continue to enjoy the story.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I could have...

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