A Chilling Novel of Suspense
Fans of Lisa Regan and Mary Burton will be riveted by the latest in the award-winning author’s dark thriller series. Laden with Gothic atmosphere and brilliantly plotted twists and turns, Halcyon Hall, a former insane asylum-turned-luxury resort on a remote island off the coast of Maine, becomes the setting for a rash of grisly crimes…
“Grips you from the beginning and refuses to let you go until the very end.” —Elle James, New York Times bestselling author
Drawn to the former Bainesworth Manor in the wake of a murder, reporter Edie Stone wants answers. It’s been over forty years since the psychiatric hospital on Bane Island shut down, and the mystery of women vanishing there remains unsolved. But the exclusive retreat isn’t just protected by the dark pine forests and crashing waves of Maine’s rocky coast—it’s surrounded with silence. Everyone on the island is keeping secrets.
Especially Dr. Elijah Cooke, grandson of the man who headed Bainesworth Manor and the psychiatrist-proprietor of a new wellness resort on the same premises. His desire to help people seems at war with his fierce loyalty to his family. He’s sure the world is out to get him. And as the accidents and coincidences pile up, Edie becomes convinced someone is trying to kill them both. But if she’s close enough to be a threat, she must be close to the truth . . .
PRAISE FOR LISA CHILDS
“Atmospheric, emotional, and well-told.” —New York Times bestselling author Lori Wilde on The Runaway
“Grabs you from page one . . . Lisa Childs paints an eerie, haunting suspense that will keep you riveted until the very last page!” —Rita Herron, USA Today bestselling author on The Runaway
“Page-turning…Bane Island may be a dangerous place, but readers will look forward to coming back.” —Publishers Weekly on The Hunted
Childs's third Bane Island romance (after The Hunted) takes readers down a deliciously twisty path. Investigative reporter Edie Stone is determined to find the truth about former psychiatric hospital Bainesworth Manor, where, 40 years ago, the babies of several young female patients mysteriously disappeared. Now the remote Maine facility has been reimagined as posh spa Halcyon Hall, but Edie is convinced it still holds answers—and that Dr. Elijah Cooke, a descendant of the Bainesworths, knows more than he's telling. Explosive chemistry soon leads Elijah and Edie into a passionate relationship, but as they work together to investigate, they're dogged by life-threatening "accidents." As the incidents mounts, it becomes clear that at least one person is willing to kill to keep Halcyon Hall's secrets—and derail Edie and Elijah's budding relationship. The author keeps readers wondering who's behind the threats right up until the tightly plotted story's end. Childs leaves things on a bit of a cliffhanger, which will undoubtedly frustrate some, but there's no denying that this page-turner will leave readers with an intense desire to find out what comes next. This is destined for many a keeper shelf.