Lucy Entwhistle and Everard Wemyss are both reeling from recent unhappiness when they meet and swiftly fall in love. Lucy is Wemyss’s ‘sweet girl’, and to Lucy, Everard is the whole world. The only blot on Lucy’s happiness is the shadowy figure of Wemyss’s first wife, Vera, who died in mysterious circumstances. But it is not until the happy couple return home and begin their life of wedded bliss that Lucy really begins to wonder: what did happen to Vera?
A sinister thriller
[Her books are] a revelation in their wit and... dry, unsentimental treatment of the relationship between men and women
Von Arnim didn't have much patience with the male ego, and she didn't have much more for the women who bowed beneath it