Fleeing a mysterious stranger in London, a young woman seeking refuge at a magnificent Devonshire estate discovers that an ominous secret stalks her every move
Julia Meredith has a secret admirer—a handsome, elegantly dressed stranger who shadows her through the fog-shrouded London streets and comes to the music hall where she performs. He never speaks to her, and he vanishes the moment she leaves the stage.
Fearing for her safety, Julia’s guardians send the orphaned actress to the Devonshire home of flamboyant Corinne Lyon, whose charming, irresistible nephew, Edward, is heir to glorious Lyon House. But it is the tall, brooding painter Philip Ashley at the neighboring estate who rekindles the thrill of fear in Julia. Why does he seem to know so much about her? Soon she realizes that she isn’t merely the object of one man’s obsession—she’s the target of someone who has killed before . . . and who is getting ready to kill again.