Orphaned at an early age, Phillip Ashley is raised by his benevolent older cousin, Ambrose. Resolutely single, Ambrose delights in Philip as his heir, a man who will love his grand home as much as he does himself. But the cosy world the two have constructed shattered when Ambrose sets off on a trip to Florence. There he falls in love and marries - and there he dies suddenly. In almost no time at all, the new widow - Philip's cousin Rachel - turns up in England. Despite himself, Philip is drawn to this beautiful, sophisticated, mysterious woman like a moth to the flame. And yet . . . might she have had a hand in Ambrose's death?
In the same category as REBECCA, but an even more consummate piece of storytelling GUARDIAN From the first page ... the reader is back in the moody, brooding atmosphere of Rebecca NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: September 2003
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.6 x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1