Barrett’s Hill

Even in death, Miranda’s father had his revenge. And Miranda found herself put under the guardianship of the Reverend Smathers and his strange little family. In that stilted hypocritical household, Miranda’s willfulness got the best of her – and she uncovered a tale better left untold.

A monstrous murder had been committed nearby Barrett’s Hill and four men were suspect – four men she knew. One was her late father. The others were her cousin Smathers and his fawning assistant Fathimore. And one was Adam – a dangerous but compelling man who was either trying to murder her – or seduce her. Or perhaps both…

Cameron’s Landing

‘Please, my child, I haven’t much time left. I want to die knowing whom I can trust.’

Free-spirited, innocent young Lorna MacDougall shivered at the words. She was governess to Lady Margaret’s grandchildren. Why would the wealthy dowager turn to her, a total stranger, for help in finding her husband’s killer?

And which of the Cameron sons could she trust? Weak Stephen, slavishly devoted to his shallow wife; gentle Charles; or darkly handsome, reckless Alex, a type of man Lorna never dreamed she could love? Danger lurked within the island fortress. Death stalked the rockbound cost. More than one had met a mysterious end at Cameron’s Landing, and Lorna suddenly knew she might well be next.