Kiera’s return to London is anything but mundane after fleeing in infamy more than two years ago. While Kiera expected the whispers and murmurs inspired by her reappearance, she wasn’t prepared to receive a letter of blackmail, threatening to divulge the secrets of her past and implicating her in crimes she didn’t commit. A gang of body snatchers is arrested on suspicion of killing people from the streets and selling the bodies to medical schools, and Kiera is a perfect suspect for their crimes―after all, she was previously married to a late anatomist. Now, Kiera fears for her own life, but also for her new husband and investigative partner, Sebastian Gage, and their unborn child.
Meanwhile, the young heir of a wealthy family has been found murdered, and the man’s relatives plead for Kiera and Gage to investigate. Is it a failed attempt by the London body snatchers, having left the body behind, or the crime of someone much closer to home?