The Survivors Author:Anne Edwards For ten years Luanne Woodrow has been living at Laurel Groves, a rest home of sorts, her only refuge after the mass murder of six members of her family. Now, awkward and frightened, she has come outside its protective walls for the first time since the tragedy to vacation in Switzerland. — Suddenly Hans Aldik appears, a handsome, kind man who is... more » initially interested in Luanne only because he is writing a book about the Woodrow murders, a crime for which Luanne--although tried and acquitted--still retains deep-rooted feelings of guilt. But Hans soon finds he cares very much for the haunting Luanne and together they begin to unravel the girl's horrible past; delving into the secrets of her strangely inbred family, the peculiar closeness of Luanne and her handsome and powerful brother, Irish; her sisters, brothers, and beloved uncle and cousin. In a chilling and tense atmosphere, the years of Luanne's childhood unfold. As she discovers more and more, her terror grows.
Then, in a violent and terrifying scene, beautiful Claudia Mitchell, once Irish's mistress, confronts Luanne with a new set of "truths," undermining what strength she has left to confront the intricate web which threatens the survivors as well as those who have been destroyed.« less