A historical East End saga that will enthrall readers, from the bestselling author of Whitechapel Mary and Over Bethnal Green.
In 1876, the homes of the poor working class in the East End are being replaced by splendid houses for the rich. When Kelly’s Yard comes under threat, Maria Bertram inspires her neighbours to rebel against eviction.
But when a woman is found murdered in Tobacco Dock and the young man Maria loves is arrested, she must do everything in her power to prove his innocence and save him from a public hanging.
Without realising it, she puts her own life at risk when she stumbles across a web of deceit in the planner’s office. It seems the murderer is much closer to home than she thinks…