Annie is inextricably linked to the manor house. It is as if Alice is reaching out from beyond the grave to connect with Annie.Trying to warn her from the death threatening to surround her. Warning her of the evil spirit that still wants to feel the joy of death by his hands or in this case death via surrogate.
Annie has to deal with the recent assault she had to endure at the hands of her own husband. This makes her vulnerable, frightened and perhaps more susceptible to believing in paranormal activities.
She quickly gets swept up in the horrors of the past and now the recent disappearances of young girls, who have fallen prey to a monster.
I have to admit I wasn’t enthralled by the writing style or the story. The male characters suffer from sexist attitudes and the women are portrayed as helpless individuals.
There are holes in the plot and the main character makes completely nonsensical decisions, which don’t ring true when you consider the fact she is supposed to be an experienced police officer.
I received a copy of this book courtesy of Harlequin UK and Harlequin CARINA.