Gillian and Max want to get married but Gillian's aunt, Olive Clayton, whose cottage she shares, is not keen on the idea and tries to cast doubt on Max's suitability. Eventually it is agreed between the three of them that if a suitable replacement for Gillian can be identified who can live with her aunt and share the household bills then Dr Clayton will not object to the marriage.
Advertisements eventually produce Mr and Mrs Weaver and they take up residence in the cottage with Olive Clayton. But that is not the end of the story and many disturbing events will need to take place before everything is resolved. I found this compelling reading and enjoyed the way the author pieced everything together.
Every tiny detail led towards the revelations at the end. The evidence is there is the reader cares to look for it but many will not arrive at the correct solutions before all is revealed. The characters are believable and interesting and the plot well crafted. I like this author's writing and find her an entertaining writer on the whole. As with any author who has written many books they do not all come up to standard but in my opinion this is one of the really good ones. The title of this book is misleading because it isn't actually a Steve Mitchell and David Wintringham story.