When gardeners unearth the bodies of two newborn babies, the residents of fashionable Callander Square do not concern themselves overmuch. They dismiss the burials as the act of a desperate working-class girl, and patiently wait for the police to stop poking around in their lives.
But they do not count on Inspector Thomas Pitt, and his curious, compassionate wife, Charlotte. As Pitt questions the square's residents, Charlotte finds employment in one of the well-born households. Charlotte's sister, Emily, who married above her class, assists the pair by encouraging neighborhood gossip during social visits.
Soon, the trio find everyone in Callander Square has something to hide -- secrets that, if revealed, would disturb their comfortable, carefully ordered lives. Charlotte and Emily's gruesome discovery in an abandoned garden forces the residents to face facts: a murderer walks among them.
This report prepared by Felicia Jordan