When the Wind Blows Author:John Saul To the Indians, the ancient mine was a sacred place, the dark sanctuary where the souls of little children slept. To the residents of Amberton, CO, it was their source of livelihood, the reason for the founding of the town in this remote, inaccessible mountain place. Until, at the beginning of this century, tragedy struck, closing the Amberton ... more »mine and reviving the lore that whispered this was an evil place, a place of darkness where, when the winds blew, the cries of long-dead children could be heard.
At the request of the mine's owner, the elderly but indomitable matron Edna Amber, a young mining engineer and his wife had come with their child to reopen the Amberton mine--and had died horribly in it, leaving no will, no money, and no relatives to care for their little daughter Christie.
Who will weep for the orphaned child?
When Miss Diana Amber takes nine-year-old Christie in, against the wishes of her iron-willed mother, an old drama of domestic evil is rekindled. For the Amber family has a dark secret locked at its heart. For little Christie, lonely and defenseless after her parents' tragic deaths, consigned to teh Ambers' decaying attic nursery where once another child lived--and died--is about to join the lost children of the mine. One by one the children of Amberton will disappear into the blackness...and the evil of Amberton will embrace her