I've read about about the practice of confining nuscience relatives or those whose demise would be profitable for the less scrupulous relatives to Bedlam in other novels. Obviously in real life it was a not so rare occurence. It certainly makes for a masterful opening scene here.
I find the characters and the situation intriguing.
Elsie DeVries has a longer story hinted at--still deep waters. By night an actress and by day (or other times) she works for an agency that solves potentially scandalous situations surrounding the aristocracy. (I love the invention of such an agency. Doubtless it could have been used in that Downton Abbey episode with the death of the Russian in Lady Mary's bed!)
Noah Ellery is a gift. The air sparks between these two right from the get go.
But Elsie has a job to do for Chegarre & Associates. Find the Duke of Ashland and bring him home before assassins find him
This has it all--Beautiful women, mystery, deception and raw and untrammelled love!