A young woman disappears and her cousin seeks answers from the enigmatic owner of a grand English estate in New York Times–bestselling author Jennifer Wilde’s page-turning novel of romantic suspense
Actress Deborah Lane has come to Blackcrest manor to find out why her cousin and only living relative has inexplicably broken off all communication. But no one at the legendary two-hundred-year-old mansion has heard of Delia Lane, including Derek Hawke, the man Delia claimed she was to marry.
The brooding master of Blackcrest, Hawke lives with his elderly aunt, her menagerie of cats, and her rebellious teenage ward. Certain that Hawke is lying, and determined to find out what happened to her cousin, Deborah accepts his aunt’s offer of employment to transcribe her memoirs. As Deborah follows a twisting trail of clues, she struggles to resist falling under Hawke’s seductive spell—as her cousin did before her—and veers into the trap of a deranged killer who is preparing her to play a final part.