(From the publisher):
It is in the early summer of 1917. Bess Crawford has returned to England from the trenches of France with a convoy of severely wounded men. One of the patients is a young pilot who has been burned beyone recognition, and who clings to life and the photo of his wife that is pinned to his side.
While passing through a London train station, Bess notices a woman bidding an emotional farewell to an officer, her grief is heart-wrenching. And then Bess realizes that she seems familiar. In fact, she is the woman in the pilot's photo, but she's seeing a man off who is not her husband.
Back on duty in France, Bess discovers a newspaper with a drawing of the woman's face on the front page. Accompanying the drawing is a plea from Scotland Yard seeking information from anyone who has seen her. For it appears that the woman was murdered on the very day that Bess encountered her.
Granted leave to speak to Scotland Yard, Bess becomes entangled in the case. Though an arrest is made, she must delve into the depths of her very soul to decide if the police will hang an innocent man or a vicious killer. Exposing the truth is dangerous-and will put her own life on the line.
Original title: An Impartial Witness
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Suspense