A woman is caught up in a world of ancient rituals and human sacrifice in this enthralling, suspenseful Gothic romance by New York Times–bestselling author Jennifer Wilde
When Katherine Hunt receives word that her archaeologist brother has died, his battered body found on the moors, she leaves London immediately for the remote village of Darkmead. There she vows to carry on his life’s work: a comprehensive history of the primitive rites of the ancient Celts. But soon she discovers that her brother’s half-completed manuscript is gone.
Rumors swirl around the village and among the inhabitants of the magnificent ancestral estate called Castlemoor: seductive Burton Rodd, who runs the local pottery factory and warns Katherine to leave; beautiful, unbalanced Nicola; and Edward Clark, Rodd’s charismatic cousin. The discovery of a strange amulet sweeps Katherine into a secret circle where chilling blood rituals are carried out under cover of night. Amid whispers of a secret Druid cult, violence claims more and more innocent lives. As Katherine begins to uncover the unspeakable truth, she grows desperate to find someone she can trust . . . before she becomes the next sacrifice.