An arrogant baron. A Contentious mother. Mysterious disappearances.
As a young lady, Elizabeth Dutton chose the occupation of a hired companion, rather than seeking love and marriage. She accepts a new position to keep company with the mother of the 4th Baron of Warrington, who is not interested in having a companion. As the weeks pass in a strife-filled home occupied by bickering adults, Elizabeth wonders if she will be the next companion to mysteriously disappear from Whitefield Hall.