About The Book
A MISSING WOMAN
When Ailsa Reid becomes the subject of a trial by media after an incident at the school where she works, she escapes to the comfort of her grandparents’ house in Fife. But she arrives to find her grandmother, Moira – recently diagnosed with dementia – has gone missing, and her grandfather, Rupert, gravely injured.
AN ABANDONED CHILD
Desperate to ensure Moira’s safe return, Ailsa must rely on the help of her estranged mother, Rowan, who abandoned her at birth. Tensions simmer between the two women as they attempt to piece together the lead-up to Moira’s disappearance.
A TERRIBLE CURSE
But to move forward and find Moira, both Ailsa and Rowan must look to their ancestors, and to a story about witches burned on the hill above the Reid house centuries ago. Can they break the bonds of history in time to save their family? Or will the Reid curse be their undoing?
A bewitching and haunting story of family secrets – and the lengths some will go to protect them. You can read our review here.
About the Author
Victoria Hawthorne is the pseudonym of bestselling suspense author Vikki Patis. She lives in Scotland with her wife, two wild golden retrievers, and an even wilder cat. The Darkest Night is Victoria Hawthorne’s second book.
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