Since she can remember, Quinn Wetherby has lived her life in and out of foster homes. Naturally willful and mistrusting of others, she ran away from the last of her ersatz parents at the age of sixteen. There, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she lived off the radar of child protective services, spending all her time delivering pizzas to feed her growing body and haunting the city’s public libraries to fuel her expanding mind. When she turned nineteen, Quinn thought she was well out of reach of the foster homes and public school systems she abhorred, so she saw no harm in renting a post office box in her own legal name. Little did she know that, shortly after resurfacing into public view, she’d receive a letter from a lawyer professing to represent her grandfather, Charles Winthrop Wetherby, who had been searching for her all this time but now was dead, leaving Quinn as sole beneficiary of his estate: a palatial home nestled in the seemingly bucolic hills of the Appalachians. Upon arriving in Mineral Point to claim her inheritance, however, Quinn soon realizes that her grandfather may have been involved in mysterious, occult practices. Then when Quinn finally meets with her grandfather’s attorney at Wetherby Manor, she perceives that her inscrutable grandfather, his sinister lawyer, and the eerie old house with no windows on its bottom three floors may hold many dark, unplumbed secrets. Secrets that, before the night is out, might reveal to Quinn her lost family’s true fate, what the locals all whisper of as a satanic curse. As all her old questions concerning her past seem linked to unfathomably horrible answers, Quinn is left with the ultimate uncertainty—Will she be the only member of her family to escape from Wetherby Manor alive?
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Book Description Tempus Edax Rerum Publications, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0985622423
Book Description Tempus Edax Rerum Publications, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 278 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.63 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0985622423