In 1862, Edward Radcliffe and a group of artists descend on Birchwood Manor for an artist's retreat, but the retreat ends in murder and theft, and over a century later a young archivist from London tries to discover the manor's secrets.
Edie Burchill receives a long lost letter and finds herself at Milderhurst Castle, where the Blythe spinsters live and where her mother was billeted 50 years before as a child during WW II. The Blythe sisters have spent their lives looking after their youngest sister who hasn't been the same since her fianceé jilted her in 1941. There, Edie begins to unravel her mother's past. But there are other secrets hidden in the stones of Milderhurst.
Summer 1924: On the eve of a glittering Society party, by the lake of a grand English country house, a young poet takes his life. Winter 1999: Grace Bradley, 98, one-time housemaid of Riverton Manor, is visited by a young director making a film about the poet's suicide. Ghosts awaken and memories, long consigned to the dark reaches of Grace's mind, begin to sneak back through the cracks. A shocking secret threatens to emerge.
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NVD c.1 07/19
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Grand Haven, Michigan : Brilliance Audio, 2017, 2006
During a party at the family farm in the English countryside, sixteen-year-old Laurel Nicolson witnesses a shocking crime that challenges everything she knows about her family and especially her mother, Dorothy. Now, fifty years later, Laurel returns to the family farm for her mom's 90th birthday and finds herself overwhelmed by questions she has not thought about for decades.