In the autumn of 1615, scandal rocks the Jacobean court, when a celebrated couple, Robert and Frances Carr, are imprisoned on suspicion of murder. One of the wealthiest men in the kingdom, Robert rescued Frances from a miserable marriage and a disreputable family, and the two had begun to make a new life for themselves. The king suspects them both, though it is his secret at stake. But in this historical thriller based on true events, a man is dead, and someone must pay with their life. Who is telling the truth? Who has the most to lose? And who is willing to commit murder?
"A riveting tale…. [Fremantle's] characters live, an age is evoked, and the story surges on with vivid pace. I cannot recommend this highly enough."—Alison Weir