A woman comes to comfort her sister who has had a miscarriage and is hearing a baby crying at night. They all thought she was losing her mind until her sister hears it, too. A scary story....when I was reading at the end, my husband walked in and said something to me and and I jumped about a foot!
The book takes place when a young struggling artist visits her wealthy sister and brother-in-law. Jo's sister Mary just had a third miscarriage, and the loss of her baby is affecting her mentally - she's clinging to the idea of a child out in the woods, who is crying for her and begging for her help. Jo begins to wonder if Mary really is crazy -- but then she hears the crying too.
Jo teams up with her brother in law Ran, and the handsome (but woman-wary) doctor Will Graham, to find out what the crying is. But when the ghostly apparition of a beautiful, sad woman appears, Jo begins to dig into the past of Ran's family, and discovers a web of lies, murder, and terror centering on a lost child...
Great book. Couldn't put it down.
Fine gothic thriller, complete with isolated manor house and a tormented woman lured into the night by the sound of a crying child.
Typical BM of this era. You've got your ooky and you've got your romance. I can't say this book was one of her best, but if you like what BM has to offer this is a good read. Unlike some of her other books, there's less of a feminist stance here, and I don't recall that any of the details seem outdated.