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Short Synopsis
From gifted new writer Tasha Alexander comes a stunning novel of historical suspense set in Victorian England, meticulously researched and with a twisty plot that involves stolen antiquities, betrayal, and murder.

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For Emily, accepting the proposal of Philip, the Viscount Ashton, was an easy way to escape her overbearing mother, who was set on a grand society match. So when Emily's dashing husband died on safari soon after their wedding, she felt little grief. After all, she barely knew him. Now, nearly two years later, she discovers that Philip was a far different man from the one she had married so cavalierly. His journals reveal him to have been a gentleman scholar and antiquities collector who, to her surprise, was deeply in love with his wife.

Emily's intellectual pursuits and her desire to learn more about Philip take her to the quiet corridors of the British Museum, one of her husband's favorite places. There, she uncovers a dark, dangerous secret involving stolen artifacts from the Greco-Roman galleries. And to complicate matters, she's juggling two very prominent and wealthy suitors, one of whose intentions may go beyond the marrying kind. As she sets out to solve the crime, her search leads to more surprises about Philip and causes her to question the role in Victorian society to which she, as a woman, is relegated.

"Kate Reading captures Lady Emily's upper-crust tones beautifully." ---Library Journal Audio Review

"Kate Reading uses her highbrow English tones to excellent effect in this romantic-suspense frolic, set in Victorian London." ---AudioFile

"This engaging, witty mix of Victorian cozy and suspense thriller draws its dramatic spark from the endearingly headstrong heroine's growth in life and love. A memorable debut." ---Booklist

"The archeological background will lure readers who like to dig for their clues." ---Publishers Weekly

"Pleasantly soporific." ---Kirkus

And Only to Deceive


Author Tasha Alexander

Narrated by Kate Reading

Publication date Feb 3, 2015

Running time 11 hrs

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