Recommended by The New York Times Book Review
“A brilliant, immersive story rich with intrigue and historical detail.”
—Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Magnolia Palace
“Masterful, riveting, and atmospheric historical fiction,”
—Alka Joshi, New York Times bestselling author of The Henna Artist
“… Infused with the brooding gothic atmosphere of Jane Eyre or Rebecca.”
—Melanie Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of The Children’s Blizzard
Lauren Belfer is the New York Times bestselling author of And After the Fire, winner of the National Jewish Book Award; A Fierce Radiance, a Washington Post Best Novel and NPR Best Mystery of the Year; and City of Light, a New York Times Notable Book, a Library Journal Best Book, a Main Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club, and an international bestseller. Belfer attended Swarthmore College and has an MFA from Columbia University. She lives in New York City.