<TITLE>Katharine McMahon, national bestselling and award-winning author of The Rose of Sebastopol, The Crimson Rooms and Season of Light</TITLE>
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THE WOMAN IN THE PICTURE
February, 1926. The city of London is tense in the days leading up to The General Strike. Evelyn Gifford, (protagonist of THE CRIMSON ROOMS) has now qualified as a solicitor - and is one of the first women to do so - but her life remains full of conflict.
Embroiled in two new cases, Evelyn finds herself encountering both sides of the strike. A young maid is accused of a stealing a letter and as Evelyn becomes involved with her family, she finds a brother deeply involved in the unions and a father whose temper threatens to destroy everything.
Her other case could not be more different - an aristocrat whose husband, a factory owner and money man, claims not to be the father of her child.
When Evelyn's beloved grandmother dies, her aunt takes off on a tour of India and Meredith journeys to the south of France, Evelyn finds herself very much alone. But not for long - an unexpected proposal coincides with the return of a former love and Evelyn must ask herself what matters most - security or passion.
She also discovers a secret hidden in her mother's past - a mystery that throws a very different light on the cases she is investigating.