By Tasha Alexander
From talented new author Tasha Alexander comes a beautiful novel of ancient suspense set in Victorian England, meticulously researched and with a twisty plot that comprises stolen antiquities, betrayal, and murder
And in simple terms to Deceive
For Emily, accepting the concept of Philip, the Viscount Ashton, was once an ideal way to flee her overbearing mom, who was once set on a grand society fit. So whilst Emily's speeding husband died on safari quickly after their marriage ceremony, she felt little grief. in any case, she slightly knew him. Now, approximately years later, she discovers that Philip used to be a much diversified guy from the single she had married so cavalierly. His journals show him to were a gentleman pupil and antiquities collector who, to her shock, was once deeply in love along with his spouse. Emily turns into fascinated by this new photograph of her useless husband and she or he immerses herself in all issues historical and starts off to check Greek.
Emily's highbrow targets and her wish to examine extra approximately Philip take her to the quiet corridors of the British Museum, considered one of her husband's favourite areas. There, amid worthy historical statues, she uncovers a gloomy, risky mystery regarding stolen artifacts from the Greco-Roman galleries. And to complicate issues, she's juggling very renowned and filthy rich suitors, one among whose intentions may match past the marrying type. As she units out to unravel the crime, her seek results in extra surprises approximately Philip and reasons her to question the function in Victorian society to which she, as a girl, is relegated.
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50 15269 THE VERGE PRACTICE 45 Brock sucked his mouth doubtfully. ’ ‘No, no, of course not. Only . ’ He shook his head. ‘Goodness . ’ ‘Well, Miki Norinaga was the niece of a client of ours in Japan—that was how she came to work for us here in the first place, as a young graduate. And Frank Lloyd Wright’s second wife—I’m trying to remember this from history lectures and I’m not even sure if they ever married— anyway, she was the wife of one of his clients. Wright had this breakdown, burnt out when he turned forty, and he ran away with her to Europe.
It was an abstract with geometric figures, squares and segments of circles, in vivid primary colours, and the contrast between it and the severe constraint of the rest of the interior hadn’t been apparent on the video. The signature in the bottom corner meant nothing to Kathy, but those on the black outfits in Miki’s wardrobe certainly did. 54 15269 THE VERGE PRACTICE 49 After they’d had a good look round, each taking notes, Jennifer Mathieson took them back to the lift and down to the level of Clarke’s office, but this time she led them to the opposite side of the atrium, where Charles Verge had had his office.
She knew the children, abandoned by their mother to their grandmother’s care, and she knew of their ambivalent attitude to Brock, seen sometimes as a heroic crime-fighter and other times as an intruder threatening the security of their home. She wondered if this project was an attempt by Stewart to come to terms with his grandmother’s friend. She turned off Jamaica Road into a maze of narrow streets that led towards the old brick warehouses lining the south bank of the river. Tyres drumming on granite cobbles, she slowed opposite a vertical plane of glass, shockingly naked among all this brick and stone, which she recognised from a picture in the Verge Practice brochure that Superintendent Chivers had circulated at the briefing.
And Only to Deceive (Emily Ashton, Book 1) by Tasha Alexander