In 18th Century Jerez dela Frontera, a horrible crime shocks the city: Sagrario, a simple, wholesome woman who spent her life caring for orphaned children is found cruelly stabbed. The guilty party? All the evidence points to the young Lucia de Jesús, a foundling who grew up in the orphanage.
The lawyer of the poor, Pedro de Alemán, immediately takes up the defence: he will soon discover that he’s attracted the attention of the heirs to one of the largest fortunes inJerez. It seems that the only thing that can save the girl is death itself.
Juan Pedro Cosano, an author who won critical and public acclaim for his first novel El abogado de pobres (The Poor Man’s Lawyer, Premio Abogados de Novela 2014) will win over many more readers with this splendid melodrama that evolves into a gripping courtroom thriller.
An innocent girl on her own. Two unscrupulous nobles. An abominable crime.