There were things at Teind House that strangers must never find; things that must be kept concealed from the prying world at all costs ...Selina March
has lived in the remote Scottish hamlet of Inchcape, with its mysterious Round Tower, for nearly fifty years. Brought up by elderly relatives, long since
dead, she now lives alone, shunning the outside world. But when she reluctantly accepts a paying guest, Selina's secluded life will change for ever. Crime
writer Joanna Savile has come to Inchcape to research her latest novel by interviewing inmates at Moy, the asylum for the criminally insane situated nearby.
Her secret aim is to question former child murderer, Mary Maskelyne, Moy's most infamous patient. Joanna's prying will yield unexpected results. For, although
they have never met, Selina March and Mary Maskelyne are connected by a shared family tragedy: a terrible act of unspeakable cruelty that took place in
India fifty years before. And there are secrets in Selina's more recent past, too. Secrets that are about to be uncovered with the most devastating and
horrifying consequences ...
Ms. Rayne gets another 5 stars from me. Her stories are macarbe without being gross, and scary without being stupid. I have one more to read and hopefully she is writing more!!
Wow. Quite different from what I usually read. There were so many twisted plots that fused together in unexpected ways. Intriguing.
Another expertly plotted book! I really enjoyed this "dark and stormy night"-type tale very much! Quite riveting! And, like her other books, there was definitely a layering to both the plot and characters. I was, however, a bit disappointed with the ending of this one. There were some characters that never got to interact that I wanted to see, and I thought that the biggest mystery of all (how did Selina, so very reclusive, come to have a goddaughter in the first place?!) went unsolved. So, while I was definitely hooked from the very beginning, there were some loose threads that I would have preferred to see tied up. Still, I am looking forward to reading other books by this very talented author!