The Debutante : Endsleigh House stands, crumbling and gracious, on the southwest coast of England, its rooms shut up and dusty. But what secrets do they hold? Cate, an exile from New York, is sent to help value the contents of the once-grand Georgian mansion. Cataloging its contents with Jack - a man with his own elusive past - she comes across a hidden shoebox containing an exquisite pair of dancing shoes from the 1930s, along with a mysterious collection of objects: a photograph, a dance card and a Tiffany bracelet. Returning to London, rather than face the questions lingering in her own life Cate immerses herself in piecing together the clues contained in the box. For Endsleigh is no ordinary house; it was once the showplace of Britain's most dazzling pair of débutantes between the Wars - the Blythe Sisters. Until one of them went missing. The tale that unfolds - one of obsessive, addictive love and betrayal - forces Cate to confront secrets of her own. Can the truth of the Blythe Sisters' mysterious past change Cate's own ability to live and love again?