In Europe, the war against the French rages. In Ayrshire, a different kind of battle begins . . .
Once, Frederick Striker betrayed, then abandoned Clare Quinn. Now, she is no longer a guileless, impressionable innocent but a well-to do widow, mother of a young daughter whom she must protect from his predatory charm.
Their deadly game of passion and deceit will inevitably bring ruin to one of them . . .
Jessica Stirling's high reputation is well deserved. - Manchester Evening News
She writes in bright colours with bold, confident strokes. - Glasgow Herald