Normandy is a quiet lovely place for Lady Emily Hargreaves to relax and recover from the trauma of being shot and losing her child. However, she finds her husband's mother critical of her in many ways making the stay quite uncomfortable. When she finds the body of a young woman as she rides about the estate, she realizes that she is about to be involved in another murder mystery. Colin, her husband, is concerned about her fragile health and emotional state. She hears the cries of a child and sees a child in the dovecote which makes her question her emotional state. Those in the community tell a tale of a ghost child who searches for a mother to care for her. Is Emily losing her mind?
Add the delightful antics of Sebastion, a charming thief, who admires Lady Emily and moves precious artifacts from one household to another, and one has the makings of a delightful read. Who killed the lovely Edith and why? Was it her twin brother, the doctor who was treating her for melancholy or a total stranger? As the mystery unravels, the reader finds that the murderer is someone quite unexpected. I liked this tale very much.