When her mother remarried, Caroline decided to join Francis, a distant cousin, and his wife at their home in York. She looked forward to the visit, for she greatly admired Francis and in fact had had a schoolgirl crush on him for years. But upon her arrival Caroline found that nothing was quite the same as she'd imagined. She was struck immediately by a sense of foreboding. Most disturbing of all was the presence of Peter Stanbury, whom Caroline instinctively liked from the moment she met him . . . until she saw the hatred burning in Francis's eyes!