COMING AUGUST 2024!
The Edgar award-winning author of A Dreadful Splendor blends mystery and spooky thrills with friendship and romance in this deliciously clever Gothic novel, featuring an unflappable heroine who will stop at nothing to discover the truth about her husband-to-be and his crumbling island manor.
Til death do us part...
November, 1816. Restless but naïve Emeline Fitzpatrick is desperate to escape her stifling life in foggy Halifax. Her guardian is lining up repugnant suitors, but Emeline has her eyes set on a handsome Lieutenant in the British navy. He said he loves her; she just needs to persuade him to propose before he leaves for Bermuda, or her one chance at happiness will be gone forever.
But when Emeline’s hopes end in scandal, she finds herself with only one suitor left: the wealthy and enigmatic Captain Graves. Having already lost two wives to tragic circumstances, the unfortunate widower is seeking a new companion in his cloistered seaside manor, Faraday House. Or at least that is what Emeline had been told, because when she arrives, she is horrified to discover that the second Mrs. Graves, Georgina, has not yet died.
Emeline is only certain of two things: something ghastly is afoot at Faraday House, and no one is going to save her. She will have to rely on her own courage, her burgeoning bond with the ill but strong-willed Georgina, and the aid of a young reverend with a mysterious past to unravel the secrets at the heart of the manor and forge her own destiny.
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