On Sale: June 11, 2019
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A twisty and propulsive read, this dark psychological
thriller of sibling rivalry, love, betrayal, and the
dire consequences of family fallout brilliantly plays on our
fears of loneliness and abandonment, harkening to the modern
gothic bestsellers by Ruth Ware and Liz Nugent.
Is a story ever just a story?
a retired academic and writer, is working on a new
collection of folktales, inspired by local legends, and at
the insistence of her only child, Arthur, she hires a young
assistant, Lucie, to live in a cottage on her property and
help her transcribe them. What Arthur doesn't know is that
his mother is determined to keep the secrets of her past
from ever being discovered. And what Mac doesn't know is
that Lucie has a few complicated secrets of her
The creaking presence of an ancient water mill
next to Mac's property that used to grind wheat into flour
serves as an eerie counterpoint for these two women as they
circle warily around each other, haunted by the local legend
of two long-dead sisters, ready to point accusing fingers
from the pages of history.
This atmospheric page
turner evocatively gives voice to the question: What happens
when you fall in love with the wrong person?
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