An atmospheric thriller set in Cornwall When Prue's friend Jodie dies in a tragic accident on a Cornish cliff, Prue is devastated. But, as a single mother with a young toddler, she is persuaded by her landlady to apply for Jodie's old job at the exclusive Boscothey Manor Hotel. Then she comes across a mysterious letter written by Jodie just days before she died, and she determines to unravel the truth . . .
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Barbara Whitnell is the author of numerous novels, all of which have proved very popular with library borrowers. She lives in Cornwall, the setting for several of her books.From Booklist:
Prue Ryder is enjoying the Cornish countryside with her young son when she learns that her best friend, Jodie, has died in an accident. Prue has had a hard time since her mother died and her feckless husband split, leaving her and her son almost penniless. She has been living in a cottage on her friend Mary's farm, and Mary's brother, Ian, a lawyer, has been helping with maintenance. After Jodie's death, Ian suggests that Prue apply for Jodie's job at Boscothey Manor, an exclusive hotel within walking distance. Prue resents Ian's interference, knowing that he wants more than friendship, but when Jodie's mother also suggests that she apply for the job, she agrees. Then, once she is hired, she realizes how little she knows about Jodie. As the sense of mystery increases, Prue begins to wonder if her friend's death was truly an accident. Whitnell successfully combines the ambience of an old-fashioned gothic thriller with modern overtones to create an enjoyably shivery read. Patty Engelmann
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Book Description Severn House Publishers, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110727862669
Book Description Severn House Publishers, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0727862669
Book Description Severn House Publishers. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0727862669 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0282504