From a New York Times–bestselling author: In nineteenth-century Manhattan, a young woman is hired to care for a child haunted by murder.
Having just lost her brother and mother in a tragic accident, dressmaker Megan Kincaid has never felt so vulnerable and alone. Then comes the startling request from the wealthy Brandon Reid of Washington Square to work as a private caretaker to his violently tempered nine-year-old stepson, Jeremy. Megan reluctantly accepts, despite the facts of Jeremy’s troubled past. Two years ago, the boy accidentally shot and killed his own father, a brilliant and esteemed New York district attorney.
Everyone in the Reid family tries to bury—and hopefully forget—this fatal incident, but as Megan struggles to help her lost young ward, she begins to fear that her new employers—including Brandon, to whom she is passionately, irresistibly, and dangerously drawn—also have secrets. Now, as Megan delves further into the mysterious Reid family past, she’s torn between a child she must save, a man she’s come to love, and the desire to run for her life.
A recipient of the Agatha Award for Lifetime Achievement, Phyllis A. Whitney has once again penned a “superior whodunit” (New York Morning Telegraph).
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Phyllis A. Whitney including rare images from the author’s estate.