When Greek Street is attacked by new pimps in town, Charlotte Wells fights back with disastrous consequences. Can Charlotte protect her girls from the men who want to take over her business? Meanwhile, on a whim, Lucy goes into business with two recent arrivals to the London scene. But what does she really know about her new business partners?
With Charlotte’s brothel fire-damaged and all of her savings up in smoke, she is determined to retaliate – but the Wells women will need to be clever: The Pinchers are violent men. Lucy offers to help her sister in a way that also benefits her new business. Meanwhile, in Bedlam, Lydia and Kate dream of escape, Lydia’s sights set on a return to her old home.
All of Soho are gearing up for an illicit boxing party at Lady Fitz’s house – quite a statement for an aristocrat to make. But with Lydia out of Bedlam, Blayne back in England, and the Pinchers determined to seal a lucrative deal, there’s tension in the air. Just as the evening is taking off, an old friend’s arrival stokes long-held rivalries.
The disastrous events of the night before leave the whole town reeling. As more details are uncovered, suspicion starts to spread through Soho.
As Margaret turns her mind to revenge, her family wonder just how far she’ll go to get justice for those she loves. But with the clock ticking, can North and Lucy protect her from the law?
After the violent events of the previous day, can Margaret ensure her family’s safety and also protect Jonas’ interests? And as threats escalate, can Lucy and Elizabeth keep Golden Square within their grasp?
Brothel owner, Margaret Wells, struggles to raise her daughters in London during the 18th century.