Women are never lazy . . . To call them the weaker sex is to utter a hideous mockery. They are the stronger sex, the nosier, the more persevering, the most self-assertive sex. When the beautiful, child-like governess Lucy Graham marries widower Sir Michael Audley, Robert Audley gives his new aunt barely a thought. But when his friend George goes missing, he begins to suspect that Lucy Graham is not quite what she seems . . . The true nature of Lady Audley is uncovered in this stunning novel that combines a crime thriller with historical drama. An unputdownable tale that has been perennially popular since its publication in 1862.