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Summary

In the small hours of a cold winter morning, charcoal grey clouds gather in the sky over Hyland Hall where a young teenage girl is about to make an emergency call to say her life is in danger.... 

With her marriage in pieces and desperate to find work and a new home for her and daughters, Isobel and Julie, Sophy accepts a job as a live-in nurse for Jack Hyland.

Once a magnificent house, Hyland Hall has fallen into disrepair and its owner, Jack, disfigured in a terrible fire that broke out on the property years ago, is now a recluse.

As Sophy’s daughters struggle to adjust to their new surroundings, exploring every forbidden corner of the house, Sophy does her best to care for Jack and her broken family.

But Jack has secrets of his own and Sophy’s arrival is about to set in motion a chain of events that will uncover the devastating truth of Hyland Hall’s past. A truth that will put her daughters in harm’s way.

An intense and emotionally engrossing listen that will keep you late into the night. 

©2020 Laura Elliot (P)2020 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.

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Very enjoyable book

Excellent book. Kept me interested all the way through. Some aspects a little predictable but overall a jolly good read. Finale very gripping!

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Started good, then downhill all the way.

I was really enjoying this book, good story, plenty of intrigue, interesting characters in various dilemmas. A mystery to be solved. But it got to a point when it began to drag on and on. The siege towards the end, well, it actually lasted lots of chapters, was probably designed to keep us in suspense, but was simply implausible, tedious and repetitive. The narrator was good, but became so gloomy as the gloomy events unfolded, with gloom, more gloom and impending gloom. I couldn't take any more. I skipped to the last chapter to get it over with and guess what, more gloom. I don't know what happened in the end because I stopped caring. Should have sent it back.

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On the edge of my seat story

Brilliant. Can't get enough. Recommended. Gripping storyline from start to end. Thank you so much.