The second book in the acclaimed new historical crime series, set in Victorian London and featuring a transgender protagonist, following on from the Richard & Judy Book Club 2019 pick The House on Half Moon Street. It's been a year since Leo Stanhope lost the woman he loved, and came closing to losing his own life. Now he is determined to keep his head down and stay safe. But Leo's hopes for peace are shattered when the police unexpectedly arrive: a woman has been found murdered at a club for anarchists, and Leo's address is in her purse. When Leo is taken to the club by the police there is a man there from his past who knows Leo's birth identity. And if Leo does not provide him with an alibi for the night of the killing, he is going to share this information with the authorities. If Leo's true identity is unmasked, he will be thrown into an asylum, but if he lies... will he be protecting a murderer?