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‘A comfortable chair and a Mary Stewart: total heaven. I’d rather read her than most other authors.’ Harriet Evans

Ashley Court: the tumbledown ancestral home of the Ashley family, all blessed with ‘the gift’ of being able to speak to each other without words. When Bryony Ashley’s father dies under mysterious circumstances, his final words a cryptic warning to her, Bryony returns from abroad to uncover Ashley Court’s secrets. What did her father’s message mean? What lies at the centre of the overgrown maze in the gardens? And who is trying to prevent Bryony from discovering the truth?

Tell Bryony. The cat, it’s in the cat on the pavement. The map. The letter. In the brook. Tell Bryony. My little Bryony to be careful. Danger.

Reviews

Another winner for Mary Stewart and her heroines
<i>Evening Standard</i>
From opening to finale, this zestful romantic adventure grips, amuses, frightens and delights
<i>Sunday Telegraph</i>
Superb . . . Her characters have depth. Her villains are satisfyingly violent but her lovers are tender. She writes with rare economy and elegance.
<i>Daily Mail</i>
One of Mary Stewart's best - so good that even if it rains, you will still enjoy your holiday!
<i>Daily Mail</i>
Mary Stewart is magic
<i>The New York Times</i>
She set the bench mark for pace, suspense and romance - with a great dollop of escapism as the icing
Elizabeth Buchan
A comfortable chair and a Mary Stewart: total heaven. I'd rather read her than most other authors.
Harriet Evans