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The Crimson Rooms

The Crimson Rooms

$14.10 USD

Evelyn is a young woman who has defied convention to become one of the country's pioneer female lawyers. Living at home with her mother, aunt, and grandmother, Evelyn is still haunted by the death of her younger brother James in the First World War. Therefore when the doorbell rings late one night and a woman appears, claiming to have mothered James's child, her world is turned upside down. Evelyn distrusts Meredith at first, but also finds that this new arrival challenges her work-obsessed lifestyle. So far her legal career has not set the world on fire. But then two cases arise that make Evelyn realise perhaps she can make a difference. The first call is from a woman called Leah Marchant whose children have been taken away from her for the simple crime of being poor. In the second case, a former acquaintance of Daniel Breen, her boss, has been charged with murdering his own wife. It is clear to Breen and Evelyn that Stephen Wheeler is innocent but he won't talk. After being humiliated in court, Evelyn is approached by a dashing lawyer called Nicholas Thorne.She is needled by what she perceives to be his privileged background and old-fashioned attitudes, but despite being engaged, he cannot seem to resist sparring with this feisty young female. In the meantime, Meredith makes an earth-shattering accusation about James. With the Wheeler case coming to a head, and her heart in limbo, Evelyn takes matters into her own hands

by : Katharine McMahon

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