Behind the veils lurk ghosts, evil, magic...and perhaps the true love of her life.
Recently widowed, Caroline, Lady Jordan, escapes the well-meaning fussing of family and friends to the French spa town of Lescloches, where she can mourn in anonymous peace. But before long, she is charmed from her pit of despair by Count Zsigmund Andrassy, a wild young Hungarian soldier, currently in exile to avoid execution.
Zsigmund makes her feel alive. On impulse, she succumbs to his seduction and marries him. But once ensconced in the crumbling Andrassy mansion in Budapest, Hungary, Caroline faces more than the hostility and neglect of Zsigmund’s bizarre family. Zsigmund himself seems different, a man driven by his tragic past.
Strangely drawn to the apartments where Zsigmund’s young parents died, Caroline is haunted not only by her dead mother-in-law but by her own friend, the medium Barbara Darke. Worse, as someone—maybe her own husband—threatens her life, she begins to suspect the house hides not only spirits, but an evil magic that could kill them all.