Adam Traywick may be capable of both.
In this celebrated gothic romance, will Miranda be the next victim of Barrett's Hill?
When her father's will sends strong-willed, irreverent Miranda to the New England estate of nearby Barrett's Hill to live under the guardianship of her elder cousin-the sour Reverend Smathers-and his scheming family, trouble quickly brews.
Two decades earlier a murder took place on Barrett's Hill, and the suspects are few. Miranda's spirited investigation raises the fear of public scandal among her hypocritical relatives-the Reverend's alcoholic wife and viciously manipulative daughter-especially since the suspects are the Reverend, his toadying assistant Fathimore, Miranda's own father, and the darkly irresistible Adam Traywick.
Adam turns his masterful charms on Miranda, and she falls in love. Yet as it becomes clear she's provoked the killer's survival instincts, with herself his target, she can't help wondering if Adam is seducing her or planning her murder.
|Edition description:||40th ed.|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.41(d)|
|Age Range:||1 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Anne Stuart (b. 1948) is an American romance novelist who has written more than 100 books and is the recipient of the Romance Writers of America Lifetime Achievement Award, among other honors. Her first book was Barrett's Hill,a gothic romance published in 1974 when she had just turned 25. In addition to numerous stand-alone novels, she is the author of the series House of Rohan, Ice, and others. A native of Philadelphia, Stuart lives with her husband in Vermont.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I can tell that this book must be a first attempt at writing for Anne Stuart and it's not a bad book at all. It was actually good just not compared to her later books. I felt that the story was a bit long winded and could have been shorter but overall not a bad read. -fire