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Impartial Witness, An

Charles Todd

Fiction/Mystery and Detective

On Sale Date: 08/31/2011
Print Run: 75,000
Format: Hardcover
352 pgs.
Price: $24.99
ISBN: 0061791784
ISBN 13: 9780061791789
Other Formats
Ebook: 9780062008831
LP: 9780062002143

Tending to the soldiers in the trenches of France during the First World War, battlefield nurse Bess Crawford is sent back to England in the early summer of 1917 with a convoy of severely burned men. One of her patients, a young pilot, has clung to a photograph of his wife since his plane went down. After the patients are transferred to a clinic in Hampshire, Bess is ready for her two-day leave, planning to return to her flat in London. But at the railway station, Bess catches a glimpse of a familiar face. Could that be the pilot’s wife? And why is she bidding a very emotional farewell to a soldier who is not her husband? Back in France, Bess discovers an old newspaper with a drawing of the woman’s face on the front page. Accompanying the drawing is a plea from Scotland Yard looking for information from anyone who has seen her. The woman was murdered—the very day Bess saw her at the terminal. Granted leave to visit Scotland Yard to report what she knows, Bess soon finds herself on the search for a devious and very dangerous killer—a search that will put her own life in jeopardy.

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