Once blissfully in love . . .
Poppy Lane is keeping secrets. Her powerful gift has earned her membership in the Society for the Suppression of Supernaturals, but she must keep both her ability and her alliance with the Society from her husband, Winston. Yet when Winston is brutally attacked by a werewolf, Poppy's secrets are revealed, leaving Winston's trust in her as broken as his body. Now Poppy will do anything to win back his affections . . .
Their relationship is now put to the ultimate test.
Winston Lane soon regains his physical strength but his face and heart still bear the scars of the vicious attack. Drawn into the darkest depths of London, Winston must fight an evil demon that wants to take away the last hope of reconciliation with his wife. As a former police inspector, Winston has intelligence and logic on his side. But it will take the strength of Poppy's love for him to defeat the forces that threaten to tear them apart.
Callihan's pulse-pounding third Darkest London historical paranormal (after Firelight and Moonglow) spotlights Poppy Ellis Lane, sister to previous heroines Daisy and Miranda and the head of the Society for the Suppression of Supernaturals, an organization "whose sole focus was to keep the world from learning the truth: that the monsters in their fairytales were real." After a vicious werewolf attack, Poppy's detective husband, Winston Lane, learns that for the 10 years of their marriage his wife has been hiding her supernatural gifts, and the two become estranged. That doesn't stop Poppy from doing her best to protect him from the demon intent on stealing his soul and that of their unborn child. Callihan masterfully toggles between Winston and Poppy's meeting in Victoria Station in 1873 and their present day in 1883, building an intricate world and solid romantic tension. An epilogue will whet reader appetites for future installments.