Julia Byrd lives and writes in Chicago with her handsome dog and scruffy husband. She tells people she enjoys books, wine, baking, history, and architecture as plausible cover for her secret double life.
1790s Yorkshire, England - Katherine Gilbert sets out for Wainforth Manor in North Yorkshire to fulfill her father’s last request. Thomas Norcliffe does not welcome her unannounced arrival, so she must tread carefully around his dark moods to unlock the past. Deadly secrets from the Norcliffe family are resurfacing, and Katherine begins to realize that the biggest danger lies within herself.
Gravedigger Benjamin Hood lives a life of isolation. When a rash of deaths sweeps through his small English village, he attempts to uncover the truth. Beautiful widow, Juno Stephens, precedes him in each case, making no secret of her midnight ceremonies and dark powers. Is she the source of danger in the village, or a victim of it? He must resist her beguiling ways and decide if he can trust her?