It is 1325 and Margaret Wake is a woman of little consequence at the tiny court of Queen Isabella in Paris. She has been a widow for eleven years and doesn’t expect a second chance at happiness. When it comes she seizes it with both hands. The queen, however, is not pleased.
Meanwhile Roger Mortimer, Margaret’s cousin and an enemy of Isabella’s estranged husband, Edward II, is plotting with the queen. An invasion of England is planned and in the ensuing turmoil of regime change Margaret uncovers a dark and very dangerous secret.
Set in the French king’s magnificent palaces and the claustrophobic confines of the English court, The Queen’s Spy tells the story of a deceit forged in the fires of treason and betrayal, where no-one can be trusted and love is no protection from the sins of the past.