The wind seemed to shout 'Go back - go back!'
As a widowed Yankee moving South after the Civil War to live with her in-laws, Katherine Winfield didn't expect to be greeted with open arms. But Joel, her Rebel husband, had begged her, with his dying breath, to go back to his beloved Alabama plantation and restore it to its former grandeur. She even hoped she might find happiness there.
She was in for a rude shock. From the moment she arrived at the crumbling, storm-tossed mansion, Katherine knew she wasn't welcome at Raven Oaks. Joel's glowering, eccentric aunt and gentle wheelchair-bound cousin shunned her and whispered behind her back. She heard footsteps on the attic stairs, saw weird shifting shadows in the abandoned cupola, and found a stranger's long blonde hairs in her silver-backed hairbrush.
Katherine tried to ignore the slammed doors, the odd-tasting tea, but she couldn't ignore the warning of handsome Paul Browning when he took her for a horseback ride, and discovered that her horse's reins had been weakened to the breaking point.
Finally, Katherine began to realize the shocking truth: Somebody wanted her dead.