We visited Salisbury Cathedral in the south of England. We wanted to research the key scene early in the novel where Dora and Edward confront the enemy at their wedding. This visit is also the theme of the book trailer. The yew is from South Downs National Park. Dora and Edward took a stroll here in 1915 when they first met. They cut their names in the bark of the tree.
Map of Salisbury, England, near Stonehenge.
Dora gazed up at him sadly. This was the man she waited fifteen years to marry, for whom she forsook her first husband, for whom she once sailed to Europe after the Great War to go to the Paris Peace Conference, for whom she would still do anything or go anywhere. Just brushing against his arm as she was doing now made her feel an inseparable closeness. It reminded her of what last night in bed could have been like if it wasn’t for the blood on his hand. But the problem was there was always blood on his hand or a ghoul behind a bush when it came to Colonel Sir Edward Ware.
This second thriller novel in the series fits in with the mood created by all this gothic atmosphere.