I gave it a really good effort (at least I think I did) and got through three chapters before I gave up on this one. Amateur naturalist Thomas Edgar leaves his young wife behind while he travels to the Amazon in search of his ‘papilio sophia’, an elusive butterfly. When Thomas returns, shell-shocked and unable to speak, Sophie must try to discover what has happened in the Amazon to traumatize the young Edwardian gentleman. I was vaguely interested in finding out what had happened to Thomas, so I just skipped to the end for a little instant gratification. Time to find something new for my nightstand.