Just as Julia Bishop’s life is collapsing around her, a stranger appears on her doorstep with an intriguing job offer — he asks Julia to be a companion for his elderly mother, the famous and rather eccentric horror novelist Amaris Sinclair, whom Julia has always admired … and who the whole world thinks is dead. Julia jumps at the chance for a fresh start.
But when she arrives at Havenwood, the Sinclairs’ magnificent, centuries-old estate in the middle of the wilderness near Lake Superior, she begins to suspect her too-good-to-be-true job offer is exactly that. Mysteries and secrets haunt the halls of Havenwood and the forest beyond. Why did Amaris Sinclair choose to vanish from the public eye more than a decade earlier? What are the whispers Julia hears? And why, exactly, was Julia brought to Havenwood in the first place? For answers, Julia turns to Drew McCullough, the great-grandson of the mysterious Scottish nobleman who built Havenwood. Together, they realize something sinister and very close to her own family history is quickening out of the past.
With twists and turns, spine-tingling scenes, and a surprise ending, award-winning novelist Wendy Webb has crafted another intricate and addictive tale of gothic suspense that you won’t be able to put down.
An advance readers copy of bestselling novelist Wendy Webb’s new tale of gothic suspense, The Vanishing, which will be published in January, 2014 by Hyperion.
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