Set in Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire in the mid-nineteenth century, this is a gripping story of poverty and wealth, betrayal and greed, and the search for justice and truth.
Young Joseph Lambert has enjoyed all the childhood privileges befitting the son of a wealthy Yorkshire squire, but when his widowed father is mysteriously killed in a riding accident, Joseph is abandoned by his dissolute elder brother who has inherited the estate. Joseph seeks his fortune in Sheffield where he becomes a skilled cutlery craftsman, marries and has a daughter. Then tragedy strikes and his wife is left struggling to support herself and her daughter, until one day an old lady arrives with an astonishing tale to tell. So slowly, a forgotten family secret begins to unfold. 279pp