Hopes are high as Ellanor Fitzhugh and her trusted neighbor, a seasoned socialite, set out for London to prepare Ellanor for her debut into society. But as they join the music and the gaiety of English court life, a dark shadow creeps across the red carpet of their plans. Ellanor becomes a pawn, naively thrust into an abyss of treachery and political intrigue. Lady Wilthrop wonders if she'll make it out of London alive. And Ellanor wonders if Lord Wetherby's face will haunt her dreams forever.