A Bitter Truth

A Bitter Truth


Trying to help a woman in distress, World War I nurse and accidental sleuth Bess Crawford learns that no good deed goes unpunished

When battlefield nurse Bess Crawford returns from France for a well-earned Christmas leave, she finds a bruised and shivering woman huddled in the doorway of her London residence. The woman has nowhere to turn, and propelled by a firm sense of duty, Bess takes her in.

Once inside Bess’s flat, the woman reveals that a quarrel with her husband erupted into violence, yet she wants to return home—if Bess will go with her to Sussex. Realizing that the woman is suffering from a concussion, Bess gives up a few precious days of leave to travel with her. But she soon discovers that this is a good deed with unforeseeable consequences.

What Bess finds at Vixen Hill is a house of mourning. The woman’s family has gathered for a memorial service for the elder son, who died of war wounds. Her husband, home on compassionate leave, is tense, tormented by jealousy and his own guilty conscience.

Then, when a troubled houseguest is found dead, Bess herself becomes a prime suspect in the case. This murder will lead her to a dangerous quest in war-torn France, an unexpected ally, and a startling revelation that puts her in jeopardy before a vicious killer can be exposed.

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  • Chapter 001
    Duration: 10s
  • Chapter 002
    Duration: 56min
  • Chapter 003
    Duration: 36min
  • Chapter 004
    Duration: 30min
  • Chapter 005
    Duration: 40min
  • Chapter 006
    Duration: 47min
  • Chapter 007
    Duration: 20min
  • Chapter 008
    Duration: 25min
  • Chapter 009
    Duration: 28min
  • Chapter 010
    Duration: 41min
  • Chapter 011
    Duration: 36min
  • Chapter 012
    Duration: 32min
  • Chapter 013
    Duration: 18min
  • Chapter 014
    Duration: 53min
  • Chapter 015
    Duration: 38min
  • Chapter 016
    Duration: 35min
  • Chapter 017
    Duration: 43min
  • Chapter 018
    Duration: 30min
  • Chapter 019
    Duration: 25min
  • Chapter 020
    Duration: 19min
  • Chapter 021
    Duration: 33s
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    Duration: 01min