Plot synopsis: The story begins with a safety deposit box on the Metropolitan Bank. The safety box in question belonged to Marguerite Wallace Pearson di San Pignelli. As per routine, the contents of the box need to be checked and auctioned off because there was no will present. Jane Willoughby, an intern at the surrogate’s court and Phillip Lawton, a fine arts expert for Christie auction house both meet during the process. The contents of the safe-deposit box take everyone by surprise. Tons of Faded photographs of Marguerite that shows her life history, with bright eyes and sad smiles. Old letters and breathtaking collection of magnificent jewelry and stones.
I find some of the classic books hard to read. I just cannot read some of them; I keep repeating the same sentences and lose track of the story, the main reason why I have not read 'Wuthering Heights' and 'To kill a Mockingbird' YET. Trust me. I tried reading them a COUPLE of times. So you can guess how apprehensive I about starting this book. Since I loved Jane Austen’s works, I picked this one because it was on similar grounds. Lucky for me, the narrator’s voice was so pleasant I was effortlessly invested in the story.