Two sisters. One heart-breaking secret. And a past that cannot stay buried.
In the bitter winter of 2009, following the death of their grandmother, Erica Calcott and her sister Beth return to Storton Manor, a grand and imposing Wiltshire house where they spent their summer holidays as children. When Erica begins to sort through her grandmother's belongings, she is flooded with memories of her childhood - and of her cousin, Henry, whose disappearance from the manor tore the family apart. Erica sets out to discover what happened to Henry - so that the past can be laid to rest and her sister, Beth, might finally find some peace.
Gradually, as Erica begins to sift through remnants of the past, a secret family history emerges; one that stretches all the way back to turn-of-the-century Oklahoma, to a beautiful society heiress and a haunting, savage land. As past and present converge, Erica and Beth must come to terms with two terrible acts of betrayal - and the heart-breaking legacy left behind.
This is a great yarn, spanning several generations, with neat twists and a surprising ending. - PRIMA
A bit of a saga that has it all - mystery, intrigue, history and a great big old house. - RADIO TIMES - Amanda Ross
A haunting novel of betrayal - WOMAN & HOME
Brilliant and absorbing drama. - GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
A hauntingly beautiful saga which has it all - mystery, intrigue, and history - with clever twists and turns, and a surprise ending. - HENLEY STANDARD
A real page turner of love, hate, empathy and how dealing with the demons can free you to face up to your fears. A great read. - SOUTH WALES ARGUS
Katherine Webb was born in 1977 and grew up in rural Hampshire before reading History at Durham University. She has since spent time living in London and Venice, and now lives in Wiltshire. Having worked as a waitress, au pair, personal assistant, book binder, library assistant, seller of fairy costumes and housekeeper, she now writes full time.