A mystical search-for-family type book.
Truth Blackburn's father thought he knew what truth was. Thorne Blackburn and his followers settled at Shadow's Gate, a magnificent old house in upstate New York, and sought the Truth about life through ritual and magic. One night, something went badly wrong during Thorne's most powerful ceremony. When the chaos had passed, Thorne had vanished, and Katherine, mother of Thorne's young daughter Truth, was dead. Thirty years later, Truth Blackburn searches for smaller truths: what really happened that night at shadow's Gate? Did Thorne truly have magical powers? And what happened to her half_siblings, a boy and girl Truth last saw that horrible night when her mother died?
Not my favorite Bradley. Very much a product of a particular decade in how it's written. Still, a fun read, especially for vacation or a plane ride.