By P. D. James

Followed as a toddler right into a privileged family members, Philippa Palfrey fantasizes that she is the daughter of an aristocrat and a parlor maid. The terrifying fact approximately her mom and dad and a long-ago homicide is simply the 1st in a sequence of surprising betrayals. Philippa speedy learns that those that delve into the secrets and techniques of the earlier needs to be on shield while long-buried horrors start to stir.
"As against the law novel," wrote the London instances, blameless Blood is "the top of the art." "Flawlessly crafted...profoundly, masterfully moving," Cosmopolitan concurred.

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