The series is set in London, the protagonist, Bea Abbott returns to her home after the death of her husband. There are two workers at the agency, Maggie, and Olivier, both have a backstory. Ben’s son, Max who has been elected to the House of Commons. Max is married to Nicole who is a shallow person. We have her first husband Piers who is Mac’s father. The Agency’s office is in the basement of Bea’s home. The characters have grown with each book and the interaction between them is outstanding. The format is the same in all the books I have read but each story is unique.
In this book, Bea gets a frantic call from an employee that the owner of the house is dead. Bea arrives and finds a strange setup. She is left alone with the dead man waiting for his daughter to arrive. From this point, the story twists between the different factions of the series until there is a murder. The ending is a surprise and unusual. I highly recommend this book and series.