He thinks she's a charlatan trading on other people's misery.
She thinks he's a moralistic prig who considers her beyond the pale.
Neither realises they're a hostage to other people's ambitions until…
Lily Eustace, darling of the spiritualist world, has a secret.
In fact, her entire past is a secret.
As Lily "summons the spirits" at Mrs Moore's Wednesday night séances, her increasingly popular performances attract a strange following—including the key suspect in a recent murder.
When principled newspaper editor, Hamish McTavish, is sold a photograph of Lily 'Eustace', he is certain the celebrated woman of intrigue is the guttersnipe he chased into a brothel after she stole his sister's bonnet.
But as Hamish unravels the mystery of the woman who summons the loved ones of London's aristocracy from beyond the grave, he discovers Lily's claims are not the lies of a charlatan.
And unless he can track down her enemies in time, Hamish fears the grave is where Lily – and his heart – are destined.
Gaslighting, secrets, and a love that transcends all is at the heart of this Victorian-set enemies-to-lovers romantic mystery.