‘You’ll be the woman of this house next, miss. And you’ll like it.’
Escaping London after the War, governess Alice Miller takes a job at mysterious Winterbourne Hall. Towering over the Cornish cliffs, its dark corners and tall turrets promise that, if Alice can hide from her ghosts anywhere, it’s here.
Who better to play hide and seek with than twins Constance and Edmund? Angelic and motherless, they are the perfect little companions. But what is the terrible secret they are protecting? And why does their father, the enigmatic Captain de Grey, keep so firmly to the shadows?
Adopted at birth, Rachel has never been able to trace her roots. So when a letter brings news of the death of an unknown relative, Rachel travels to Cornwall, vowing to uncover the truth about her past…
With each new arrival, something in Winterbourne stirs. It’s hiding in the paintings. It’s sitting on the stairs.
It’s waiting in a mirror, behind a locked door.