Josiah Kingston and Suzannah Gibson-Ffiske could not have had more different starts in life, the one almost destitute, the other moving in the cold, elite society of East-Thorpe-on-Sea. When they strike up an unlikely friendship it seems the future will be good for both of them. But in wartime East-Thorpe-on-Sea, the German bombing strikes, the rationing, and the simmering class wars seem to presage the uneasiness of a curse being resurrected, and when William Season comes to town those wartime dramas recede to nothing compared to the threat he begins to pose. But who is William Season? Why is he so eager to marry Suzannah, and why is her father, Hector, so keen to see the marriage take place? In a world where the past is locked in sealed books and shallow graves, only the Keys to Past Evils will reveal their shocking truth. In Keys to Past Evils author Jenny Todd crafts a slow-burning fuse of a novel.