during this spellbinding novel of romantic suspense, written within the culture of Mary Stewart and Victoria Holt, the bestselling writer of As dying attracts close to plunges readers right into a global of secrets and techniques and deception hidden among the mist.
England 1812. because the loss of life of her mom and brother, Ella Winterton's lifestyles has been fed on by way of preserving her drunkard father out of difficulty and the roof in their crumbling cottage over their heads. yet even remoted deep within the Norfolk broads, Ella hasn't ever been scared of the marshes surrounding her domestic, regardless of their being riddled with treacherous toilets and native smugglers. until eventually one evening a guy masquerading as a Lantern Man—a scary determine of neighborhood legend—waylays her within the marshes close to her domestic, and her international all at once starts off to spiral uncontrolled.
Ella can inform her acquaintances and the neighborhood villagers are all hiding anything bad, whatever they decline to percentage, and she or he can’t aid yet ponder whether it has to do with the Lantern guy and his mystery actions within the shadows of the possible quiet broads. but if Ella’s father is stuck with smuggled brandy through the experts and levied a crippling advantageous, she is pressured to show to the stranger for aid, regardless of her mistrust and his alarming skill to kiss her mindless.
Now she needs to get to the bottom of a twisted path of deception and secrets and techniques, and discover as soon as and for all no matter if the Lantern guy is pal or foe. in any other case hazard being dragged down into the marshes, just like the sufferers from the parable, and buried in a watery grave.