From one of the world’s classic authors of romantic suspense comes an edge-of-your-seat story about a young wife and mother who begins to question her sanity in the wake of mysterious happenings On a warm, dreamlike mid-July day, Ella Simpson and her six-year-old daughter, Kitty, come upon an abandoned house. They hear a terrified scream from inside . . . and an owl flies out. That night, Ella can’t sleep. Has her mind been playing tricks on her ever since her miscarriage, as her husband, Max, insists? Or is there another explanation?
Then a woman disappears. Such things aren’t supposed to happen in their peaceful suburban town. And Ella can’t shake the feeling that she’s being watched. When she starts getting anonymous calls, she wonders if she really islosing her grip on reality. Her next-door neighbor Booth Bramwell is the only one who believes she isn’t going mad. But it isn’t until her daughter vanishes that Ella starts putting the pieces together.
About the author
Dorothy Eden (1912–1982) was the internationally acclaimed author of more than forty bestselling Gothic, romantic suspense, and historical novels. Born in New Zealand, where she attended school and worked as a legal secretary, she moved to London in 1954 and continued to write prolifically. Eden’s novels are known for their suspenseful, spellbinding plots, finely drawn characters, authentic historical detail, and often a hint of spookiness.
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