"Exactly a year after he reported on a killing spree in the town of his unhappy childhood, English journalist David Whitehead ... returns to the scene of the crime in response to an anonymous message. Someone--who?--warns that the killing is about to begin again. Is tragedy somehow woven into the fabric of the town? Will the people closest to last year's victims ever find ways to heal their broken lives?"--
Although Dido Elizabeth Belle, an eighteenth-century English woman of mixed race, is raised in privilege by her aristocratic great-uncle and his wife, she is denied a proper social standing because of her skin color. But when Dido falls in love with a young idealist lawyer who aspires to create positive change, she finds herself caught between two worlds.