The bestselling novel of ghosts, forbidden love, ambition and redemption by the 'American queen of the Gothics' New York Times
The nights of Sara's childhood had been haunted by dreams of a candlelit figure glimpsed in a mirror but by day she was bright, passionate and indomitable. In spite of her mother's opposition she decides to follow her benefactor's son Ritchie Temple to San Francisco. He had always been the man for her. But Sara could not know about the terrors that were in store for her. For it was in the towering old Varady mansion that she was suddenly to find her childhood nightmare turning into reality and her dreams turned to dust by the terrible secrets from the past.
'Phyllis A. Whitney is a superb and gifted story teller, and a master of suspense. Her contributions in this genre are legend.' - Mary Higgins Clark
'The only American in her field with a major reputation' - Time Magazine
'Phyllis A. Whitney is a national treasure.' - Sharyn McCrumb
'Phyllis Whitney is, and will always be, the Grand Master of her craft.' - Barbara Michaels
'The reigning American queen of the Gothics' - New York Times