The Heir of Hawksclaw

The Heir of Hawksclaw

by Amanda DeWees

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Overview

Some families will do anything to protect their secrets...

When governess Medora Yates sets out for mysterious Hawksclaw House in the dying days of 1856, she has no idea what is in store. Hired to care for her employers' young son, she arrives in Yorkshire to find the boy too sick to meet her or Gerard Redfern, the new tutor. While the child's mother prattles endlessly about young Louis, the surly father is interested in little beyond the contents of a bottle. When Mr. Hawksclaw abruptly announces the next day that his son has died, Medora and Redfern know that there is far more to the matter than he is telling them.

Was the child a victim of foul play, perhaps even by one of his parents? Or is the story of his death a lie to conceal something else just as sinister? Medora and Redfern set out to discover the truth, but their task is a difficult one. The boy's fragile, grieving mother is in no position to help them, and the servants are unwilling to help the newcomers, especially Mrs. Hawksclaw's loyal maid, Constance, whose fate is entangled more closely with that of her employers than anyone knows. Along the way their investigation will unearth dark family secrets, past tragedy, and the true fate of the heir of Hawksclaw... which all culminate in an astonishing act of redemption.

Readers who enjoy the Victorian mysteries of Anne Perry and Barbara Michaels, as well as those who have come to love DeWees's Victorian romantic suspense novels such as With This Curse and Sea of Secrets, will relish The Heir of Hawksclaw.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158055638
Publisher: Amanda DeWees
Publication date: 02/29/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 165,118
File size: 545 KB

About the Author

Atlanta author Amanda DeWees received her PhD in English from the University of Georgia and wrote her dissertation on 19th-century vampire literature—the perfect training, although she didn’t know it at the time, for writing Victorian gothic romance novels. Besides writing, Amanda’s passions include theater, costume design, movies, and sparkly things in general. Learn more about her and her books at amandadewees.com.

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The Heir of Hawksclaw 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unique and believable. I really like this author! The book is only about 85 pages though. It would be better to offer it for free to build a readership. Now, I wonder how long the other books may be. I think it's worth the chance!
hermitbear More than 1 year ago
A delightful new Victorian Gothic mystery from one of the best writers in the genre today. This fast-paced novella captivated me from the very beginning and I read it over the course of a single evening. Many of the familiar tropes are here (the isolated mansion by the moors, the locked tower, the family secrets), but with new life breathed into them by a gifted author. Here’s hoping for more stories from Hawksclaw House and Amanda DeWees.