It seemed like a gift from heaven when young Laurie Grey inherited a house from an elderly man who used to visit the library where she worked. But when Laurie arrived to take possession, she learned she was heiress as well to a legacy of suspicion and danger. -- Why had old Mr. Pruitt left her the house, instead of leaving it to his handsome nephew, Steve Randall? How could Laurie conquer Steve's understandable dislike of her as an interloper? What was behind the strange efforts to buy the house from her? Laurie suddenly was lost in a maze of mystery and menace, with her hopes for happiness dimming fast unless she found the key to a bewildering puzzle and unlocked the hateful barrier between herself and the man she loved.