From the moment they met, Dr. Alexander Bullen stirred uneasy emotions in Nora Harcourt. She had come to Stonecroft to teach disturbed children, to reach these silent pupils through the wordless communication of art. But here on the mist-shrouded banks of the Hudson, the school's charismatic director haunted her dreams and confused her thoughts. She found escape in the arms of another man---until an act of violence forced her to confront reality, pulling her back to Alexander Bullen, who held the key to her hidden past. Only here, at Stonecroft, this crossroad of love and fear, could Nora begin to experience the promise of the future.