Family secrets are locked away at the intimidating Virginia estate of a prima ballerina in this suspenseful tale from a New York Times-bestselling author. Susan Prentice is a young nurse at a crossroads. She's broken off an engagement, the father who raised her has just died, and now she's leaving the western shores behind for a trip to her family's home on Virginia's Northern Neck-where she saw her mother fall to her death twenty-five years ago. There, Susan's grandmother, former ballet diva Alexandrina "Alex" Vargas Montoro, proves a formidable sentinel for the family's mysterious history. At first welcomed by her long-estranged relatives, spied on by suspicious neighbors, and drawn to Peter, Alex's handsome young doctor, Susan has nothing but questions. And for every answer, there's a warning-and the fear that she has only Peter to trust in. But even the doctor's past is shaded with murder. Soon Susan will discover that she alone holds the key to her mother's suspicious death, hidden away in her shattered memories. And someone intimately close to her is prepared to bury the truth forever.The Ebony Swan is a "carefully crafted novel of psychological suspense by . . . [a] Mystery Writers of America Grand Master" (Publishers Weekly).This ebook features an illustrated biography of Phyllis A. Whitney including rare images from the author's estate.
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