A thrilling debut in women's suspense-a ghost story set in 1920s England
Sarah Piper's lonely, threadbare existence changes when her temporary work agency sends her to assist a ghost hunter. Alistair Gellis-rich, handsome, scarred by World War I, and obsessed with ghosts-has been summoned to investigate the spirit of nineteen-year-old maid Maddy Clare, who haunts the barn where she committed suicide. Since Maddy hated men in life, it is Sarah's task to confront her in death. Soon Sarah is caught up in a desperate struggle, for Maddy's ghost is real, she is angry, and she has powers that defy all reason.
Can Sarah and Alistair's assistant, the rough and unsettling Matthew Ryder, discover who Maddy was, where she came from, and what is driving her desire for vengeance before she destroys them all?
"A compelling read. With a strong setting, vivid supporting characters, and sympathetic protagonists, the book is a wonderful blend of romance, mystery, and pure creepiness. Simone St. James is a talent to watch."-Anne Stuart, New York Times bestselling author
St. James, Simone
Simone St. James is the author of "Silence for the Dead", "An Inquiry into Love ""and"" Death", and "The Haunting of Maddy Clare", which won two RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America and an Arthur Ellis Award from Crime Writers of Canada.