Sons of the Wolf Author:Barbara Michaels Huge, imposing Abbey Manor on the edge of the Yorkshire moors is the setting for Barbara Michaels' chilling new suspense story. Here, on the death of their grandmother, two orphaned cousins, Harriet and Ada,are consigned to the care of a distant relative, and arrive by carriage one dark, wintry night. — Both girls are relieved to find that th... more »eir new guardian, Mr. Wolfson, although confined to a wheelchair and flanked by two fierce-looking dogs, is an attractive, considerate man of middle age.
Before long, the sons of the house appear -- the delicate and dreamy Julian and his elder brother, Francis, a boisterous and uncouth young man possessed of the same animal magnetism as his father.
Harriet soon becomes aware of unrestful currents of the household, family hostilities, the whispers of fearful maids, and of mysterious ties with a camp of gypsies, out in the moors. Then one of the old servants presents Ada with a sprig of Saint-John's-wort, a talisman against were-wolves.
Their responses to inexplicable happenings lead Harriet to doubt her own sanity -- until that moment when all masks are stripped away and the two girls discover who the prey really is.« less