I read this book as a teenager and it was wonderful. I have fond memories of how exciting it wasto read. They made a movie starring Halley Mills which was ok but didn't do the book justice.
This is the first Mary Stewart book I read and still one of my favorites. She is magic!
This is truly one of the classics of romantic suspense. No overwrought scenes, throbbing hearts, or gory murders, just a steady escalation of tension interspersed with enchanting descriptions of Crete's natural beauty. Stewart was a magician at describing a scene and her heroines are all brave and resourceful (if perhaps a tad submissive for today). The understated attraction between Nicola and Mark is just right for this story.
I love Mary Stewart's books. The Moon-Spinners is one of my top 3 favorites! This book is ten times better than the movie (which totally changed the story)! A 20-something woman vacations in Greece and accidentally gets involved with a man who has a mysterious injury and a great desire not to be found. She knows something is up but he and his Greek friend refuse her help. She leaves them--only to run smack into the trouble they were hoping to allow her to avoid!
When beautiful Nicola Ferris chose the remote island of Crete for her vacation, all she desired was to experience the ancient and brooding land on her own.
But one day her impulse led her on a little-used path into the foreboding White Mountains. And there she found a man in hiding -- for reasons he could not explain.
Warned to stay away, Nicola was unable to obey. And before she realized what she had uncovered, she found herself thrust into the midst of an alarming plot in which she would become the prey . . .