Thursday, August 16, 2012

Secrets After Dark

A novel by Marie Higgins

Publisher's Note: Residing at Thornton Manor under the premise of courting Jonathan Thornton, Hannah Forester intends to find out who murdered her father—and why. After all, Jonathan’s brother Morgan was the last
person to visit Peter Forester before his demise. But upon her arrival at Thornton Manor, Hannah is informed that Morgan perished the previous year in a house fire. She soon learns the manor is full of secrets: a ghost haunting the East Wing, a white wolf that roams
the grounds by night, and the story of a curse-protected treasure on the neighboring island. Most disturbingly, Hannah discovers that numerous young women have visited the manor only to vanish without a trace.

When a hooded, deep-voiced man visits Hannah’s bedroom late at night, warning her to leave the manor for her own safety, she realizes he must be Morgan Thornton. But why does he hide in the East Wing, and why does his family insist he is but a ghost? As Hannah falls in love with the handsome older brother, she must continue to court Jonathan in order to remain at the estate. Can she convince Morgan where her true loyalties lie? And will she uncover the Thorntons’ secrets quickly enough to solve her father’s murder
before she loses her own life?

Mandi's Review:  When Hannah Forester is invited to Thornton Manor she has no idea the secrets hidden within.    She only knows she must discover the mystery surrounding her father's death, and she feels certain the master of the house, Morgan Thornton, holds the key. He was, after all, the last person to see her father alive. However, upon her arrival she quickly learns that Morgan perished in a fire the year before. Frustrated, she determines to remain at Thornton Manner under the ruse she is courting Morgan's younger brother, Johnathon, but it doesn't take Hannah long to realize Thornton Manner holds more than one secret. When a dark-hooded figure appears in Hannah's bedroom, warning her to leave, she is determined to discover those secrets. She soon realizes the mysterious "ghost" lurking in the East wing is Morgan Thornton, who is alive, yet changed. More than one mystery surrounds a nearby island, and when servants begin to vanish in the night, she soon begins to doubt who she can and cannot trust. Marie Higgins novel, Secrets After Dark, is filled with mystery, suspense and a fun twist on the paranormal. Her characters will draw you in, and the fast moving plot will keep you guessing until the very end. I have to admit, I loved this book. Forbidden romance plays a key element, and you'll quickly get hooked in this story. I give Secrets After Dark my full recommendation and congratulate the author on a job well done!

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Misty Moncur said...

That cover is totally fantastic. I have yet to try any of Marie's books, though I've meant to. I'll have to give this one a try.

Marie Higgins said...

Oh, thank you so much for a wonderful review! I'm happy you enjoyed the story!!