The beautiful cousin of the man she loved entranced Alison Scott. But was she being lured to her doom?
The moment Julian Vandersorn rescued her from danger in a London fog, young Alison Scott knew she was in love with him. Would she ever meet this tall, attractive stranger again? Then all happiness seemed to be hers, for Julian sought her out, courted her and invited her to his stately seaside home to meet his family.
Suddenly Alison was plunged into a maelstrom of doubt and despair. Why did Julian's aunt take an instant dislike to her? Why did his cousin, the darkly beautiful Elena Milastros who made such charming dolls, alternately seem to love and despise her? And the strange tale she heard that another girl Julian had brought to his home had mysteriously withered away from an unknown illness, what did this bode for her? Could Alison trust anyone at Orchard Court? Even Julian himself?