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Following the events of The Umbrella Lady, young Saffron Faith Anders searches for family and love in this spine-tingling gothic fairy tale from the New York Times bestselling author of the Flowers in the Attic series and Landry series—now popular Lifetime movies.
After escaping the trauma of the Umbrella Lady’s home, thirteen-year-old Saffron Faith Anders is determined to find the father who abandoned her all those years ago. But when she finds him in a nearby town, Saffron is shocked to discover that he has married a woman he clearly had been involved with before her mother’s death. Worse, her father insists Saffron pretend to be his niece so he can continue to con his new wife’s family. Desperate for her father’s love, she goes along with the farce, but it soon becomes clear that perhaps it is better to face the world alone than trapped in a toxic and potentially dangerous family.
At the start of this unsettling sequel to The Umbrella Lady from the anonymous author continuing the Andrews franchise, teenager Saffron Anders arrives by train in Sandberg Creek, the home of her well-to-do father, Derick, who abandoned her when she was eight. Saffron has nowhere else to go after the death of the old lady who took her in as a child and turned out to be her grandmother. Derick, who now lives with his second wife, Ava, and two children, ninth grader Karen and a baby son, agrees to take Saffron in as his niece. Saffron reluctantly agrees to pretend that her mother, Derick's first wife, was in fact his adopted sister who died and that his brother-in-law abandoned Saffron when she was a baby. Under the controlling Ava, Saffron tries to bond with Karen and navigate through the social structure of a new private high school. Meanwhile, she lives in constant fear her lies will be exposed. The tension rises with the revelation of the secrets the deceitful Derick has been keeping from Saffron. The skill with which the author captures Andrews's style bodes well for future entries.