Mrs. Philippa Keates thought she had found her happily ever after when she eloped, but two years and no children later, Philippa finds herself a widow. When a woman claiming to be her late husband's wife shows up on her doorstep, Philippa wants answers. While her father tries to shield her from the truth, Philippa decides to take matters into her own hands.
Benjamin Weston, the illegitimate son of the late Baron Albryght, has made a name for himself conducting investigations for those willing to pay a high price for discretion, but a dark secret threatens his reputation. When a childhood friend shows up on his doorstep begging for his assistance, fearing that she will discover the truth on her own, Weston reluctantly agrees to aid her. Secrets and lies threaten their friendship and could bring further scandal to the only woman Weston has ever loved. However, as the truth is stripped away, it becomes clear that more is at stake than just Philippa's reputation.