1947. Elinor White, known locally as ‘the White lady’, is living a solitary, quiet life in a grace-and-favour cottage in the Kent countryside. Unbeknownst to her neighbours, she is the veteran of two world wars, a trained killer and former intelligence agent.
Yet Elinor’s private and seemingly tranquil existence conceals a past trauma that comes to the fore when she is drawn into the predicament of a local man entangled with one of the most dangerous crime families in London.
A treacherous path lies ahead, but it may be one that ultimately leads Elinor to a future unshackled from her own painful history.
Author of the New York Times bestsellers The American Agent and The Consequences of Fear, as well as fourteen other bestselling Maisie Dobbs novels. Originally from the UK, Winspear now lives in the USA.
The White Lady is a triumph of storytelling. This is both fast-paced and thoughtful, bold and nuanced, a thriller that is thrillingly human. –Louise Penny, author of A World of Curiosities
The White Lady is a perfect fit for lovers of historical mysteries featuring intrepid, resourceful women […] This is an excellent outing for Winspear. –The New York Review of Books
A poignant story of courage, misogyny, and misused power. A tense history-based thriller filled with anguish and suspense. –Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review