How much would you give for a sliver of power?
England, 1906. As an archivist to the noble Bryants of Hartfell Hall, Agnes Ashford expects nothing but a boring, servant-like existence. However, after she uncovers a dark secret, she is thrust into the clutch of the family’s ambitions.
Despite the challenges of the new century, the Bryants are prepared to fight for their position and political survival tooth and nail. Agnes decides to join what she cannot defeat, and becomes a right-hand woman to the family matriarch—the cunning and glamorous Lady Helen. As Lady Helen’s plans to hold on to power become as bold as they are cynical, Agnes faces an impossible choice . . .