Fiona Davis’s new novel embarks on a journey where two timelines intertwine at one of New York City’s biggest parties, the Met Gala. In 1936, Charlotte Cross leaps at the opportunity to build her career as an archeologist by joining the prestigious expedition in Egypt—sponsored by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 1978, Annie Jenkins jumped at the chance to help organize the famous Met Gala. On the night of the Gala, the Egyptian Art Collection’s most valuable artifact goes missing and leads Charlotte, now an associate curator in the museum, back to Egypt along with Annie in search of the missing antiquity. But Charlotte will need to confront the demons of her past.