Jacob Jones is a respectable clerk at the Crystal Palace Company, with a pretty young bride and a new home in Islington, in this seventh Victorian novel from Lee Jackson, proprietor of the website VictorianLondon.org. When Jones's wife is found murdered, however, everything points to his guilt—even a handwritten confession. But the police discover Jones's diary, which tells a different story—that of a husband trying to bury his sordid past, a wife afflicted by a deep personal tragedy, and an unlikely love affair that leads to a fatal conclusion. Is Jones's diary a confession? An attempt to exonerate himself? A study in madness?
"No one knows Victorian London as Lee Jackson does—historical fiction doesn't come more authentic than this."—Andrew Taylor