Life is brutal on the goldfields of Castlemaine. With death around every corner, people are all too willing to believe in ghosts and embrace the spiritualism movement finding its way across the seas.
For Lucy Earnshaw and her husband Tom, their arrival in Australia is marred by unimaginable grief. In the wake of her loss, and amid a failing marriage, Lucy is drawn into the world of spiritualism and theater—and into the path of dashing young playwright, Will Browning.
Lucy’s new obsession leads her into the dark underbelly of the goldfields, a place where murder and thieving are rife, and no one can be trusted. And as she seeks happiness on the fringe of society, she finds herself entangled in a web of lies and corruption—one she may never escape from.
A historical novel of love, loss, and deception from the author of One of Us Buried and Forgotten Places.