book cover of Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller

Frances Jellico is hired in 1969 to research the architecture of Lyntons, a dilapidated English country mansion. While there, she meets the caretakers, Cara and Peter, and strikes up an unlikely friendship with the non-traditional couple. But the more Frances gets to know them, the more things aren’t adding up. And one day, there is an event that changes all of their lives forever. This is a fascinating psychological tale with a twisty narrative that all comes together at the end.