"If you knew the shocking truth, you would flee this place..."
As the only daughter of an impoverished vicar, Alicia had little choice but to grant her father's deathbed wish and wed the notorious, much-married Duke of Worminster. Filled with trepidation, she journeyed to his ancestral estate amid the hills of Lancashire to become the third duchess of Wolff's Lair.
But whispers of scandal shrouded the castle like a mantle of doom..and chilling rumors that the first two duchesses had not died naturally. Even as she found herself falling beneath the seductive spell of her spell bindingly handsome new husband, Alicia soon had reason to fear for her own life. First, her riding bridle was cut; then someone laced her brandy with laudanum.
Now, as the towering spires cast their wintry shadows, icy winds of terror blew through Alicia's heart. For somewhere in the dark, twisting passageways of Wolff's Lair lay the answer to a deadly secret she had to fathom before it was too late. And only one man could help her-the man she both lived and feared...