Set in the foothills of the Scottish Highlands, a woman's chilling family history comes back to haunt her in this captivating thriller about the irrepressible secrets of the past.
An eerie old Scottish manor in the middle of nowhere that's now hers.
Ailsa Calder has inherited half of a house. The other half belongs to a man who disappeared without a trace twenty-seven years ago. Her father.
Leaving London behind to settle her mother's estate, Ailsa returns to her childhood home nestled amongst the craggy peaks of the Scottish Highlands, accompanied by the half-sister she's never taken the time to get to know.
With the past threatening to swallow her whole, she can't escape the claustrophobic feeling that the house itself is watching her, or ignore how animals take care never to set foot within its garden.
And when Ailsa confronts the first nighttime intruder, she sees that the manor's careless rugged beauty could cost her everything ...
About the Author
Lexie Elliott grew up in Scotland, at the foot of the Highlands. She graduated from Oxford University, where she obtained a doctorate in theoretical physics. A keen sportswoman, she works in fund management in London, where she lives with her husband and two sons. The rest of her time is spent writing, or thinking about writing, and juggling family life and sport.