Having married the anguished Earl of Grey Cliffs for the sake of his son, Hester arrives in Cornwall to find the castle filled with eccentric relatives and the rumor that the Earl might be responsible for his father's death.
Edward's proposal was shocking: he would marry Hester and provide for her if she would care for his troubled son. Despite her misgivings, Hester agreed -- for something in Edward's dark, anguished eyes touched her soul. But upon her arrival in Cornwall, Hester feared she had made a terrible mistake. Not only was the castle filled with eccentric relatives -- including a cousin who claimed to be able to contact spirits -- but Edward's father had died under questionable circumstances, and a killer might still lurk within the stone walls.