Rosamund White’s deceased father counted on his old friend, Lord Mertheim, to take care of his daughter with his passing. After the funeral, once the creditors had taken the last of the White’s earthly possessions, there will still no word from Lord Mertheim. Rose decided to set out for London to go into service. She had done her fair share of hard work during the last few years. She seeks employment at Tittlewell’s agency, only as fate would have it, to work as a general-purpose maid at Lord Mertheim’s. Maybe now she can find out why she was left with no word for her future and can finally find the safety she had hoped for. Only, Lord Mertheim’s will be anything but safe if she doesn’t follow the butler’s suggestion and stay out of sight.