Don't Look Back Author:Amanda Quick As if a head for business and a nose for trouble aren't enought to distinguish fiercely independent Lavinia Lake from the other women of London's fashionable Claremont Lane, there is one more feature to set her apart. Lavinia is also well versed in the practice of mesmerism. Fortunately for all, she uses her powers for good. And ever since a tra... more »gedy involving one of her subjects, she has even retired them in favor of her work with Lake and March, a joint venture with Tobian March providing "discreet private inquiries for individuals of quality." Celeste Hudson, the stunningly beautiful young wife of a family friend and fellow mesmerist, would certainly count herself among such individuals--were she still alive, that is.
Unbeknownst to her husband, Howard, the ambitious Celeste was planning to use her talents to forge a new future in Society--one that would not include him. Sadly, her plans were cut short when she was murdered. ONly a gentleman's cravat wound around her lovely nect remained for evidence.
Together, Lake and March undertake a tantalizing investigation that leads them from the glittering ballrooms of the ton to the darkest reaches of men's psyches.« less