The village of Turnham Malpas is bedevilled by talk. In the Royal Oak, the usual banter has turned to bitter wrangling as Caroline causes controversy over an ancient coutnry tradition. And what about Peter, her husband and rector of the village? Are the rumours about him and pushy newcomer Venetia true?
Even the older inhabitants are not exempt from gossip, as the Baxter sisters' eccentric lifestyle is the subject of cruel speculation. And what is the evil lurking behind village windows that almost costs a child her life?
Peter must put aside his own problems and use all his influence to try and unite the village - until he finds it is the very things the gossips miss which look set to bring about superstition, madness and tragedy.
Number Of Pages: 263
Published: 1st January 2005