She’s the ‘It’ girl who had it all—so why has she run?
Emerald Reed-McAllister, a high-profile model and stylist, has always been careful to make sure no one sees the real her. Not even her husband Marc—ambitious, intelligent and adoring—knows the real Em.
So when tragedy sends a wrecking ball through her seemingly perfect world, she flees—heading far away from the life she has created for herself. After a near collision in the dark, Em, in a panic, steers off the road and discovers Lammermoor House, a crumbling old ruin that seems mysteriously welcoming—even, just perhaps, a sanctuary.
As the days pass, Em starts to believe the house is having a healing effect on her battered soul. But not everyone is happy about Em being there … A series of odd events make Em feel a little uneasy. Was the flicker of movement in a window just a bird flying by or something else? Why are some in town so insistent she leave right away? And what is behind the locked door on the first floor?
But as the house slowly begins to reveal its secrets, past and present collide with devastating impact and Em finally comes to understand what really matters. And to save what she treasures most, Em will have to face all the ghosts of the past…
An atmospheric and haunting story of mystery and romance from a modern-day Australian Daphne Du Maurier.
I loved this book. The opening chapter grabbed me, sent chills through me, and made me want to devour the rest of the book. Such great characterisation by the author brought Lammermoor House alive. The scenes were set so well and the characters so real I wanted to have my say (especially about Marc’s mother!)
I so felt for Em and Marc as they both endured so much and yet still managed to understand and love each other, regardless of the lessons they had to learn along the way.
Another great story from an Australian writer. Well done J C Grey.
Published by Harlequin Australia