Ready by Geraldine James.
Mathilda Gillespie's body was found nearly two days after she had taken an overdose and slashed her wrists. But what shocked Dr Sarah Blakeney the most was the rusted metal cage obscuring the dead woman's face - a scold's bridle grotesquely adorned with a garland of nettles and Michaelmas daisies.
What happened at Cedar House in the tortured hours before Mathilda's death? Sarah Blakeney, Mathilda's only friend and doctor, and Sergeant Cooper investigate the mystery. But only Mathilda's diaries can fully explain the life she led before her terrible death. And Mathilda's diaries have disappeared . . .
- Publication Date:
- 20 / 12 / 1995
- 99 x 129mm