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A Bitter Truth - A Bess Crawford Mystery

Charles Todd

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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Rosalyn Landor

Length:

11h 1m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:12


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

56:51


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

36:56


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

30:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

40:24


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

47:19


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

20:07


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

25:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

28:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

41:20


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

36:30


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

32:03


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

53:09


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

38:21


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

35:12


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

43:33


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

30:30


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

25:28


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:34


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

00:35