Soft cover, 328 pages
A Maisie Dobbs Mystery
Maisie Dobbs, phychologist and investigator, has handled many difficult cases since she opened her office in Fitzroy Square, London. But few requests have been as unusual as the one she receives from Sir Cedric Lawton one September evening in 1930: she must prove that his son Ralph really is dead.
This is a case that will challenge Maisie in unexpected ways. For Ralph Lawton was an aviator shot down by enemy fire in 1917. If she is to get to the bottom of the mystery, Maisie travel to the battlefield of northern France, where many ghosts still linger. Maisie quickly realizes that her investigation is producing far more questions than answers. And before she can reach the truth, she must first uncover all sorts of secrets and lies that some people would clearly prefer to stay buried.