By Jeremy Dronfield
Sometimes death is only the beginning.
As a quartet, they lived in relative harmony, despite their differences in temperament and outlook. Rachel’s dreamy goodness clashed with Audrey’s waspish cynicism, but Beth’s common sense and Lydia’s soothing beauty always seemed to balance everything in the end.
Then Salvador came. Salvador de La Simarde, child prodigy grown-up bad, without doubt the finest classical guitarist of his generation. With his dark beauty and distracted air, the four women couldn’t help but be drawn to him. But for Lydia, that would mean being drawn into the dark and strange world of his family.
A world dominated by the Château de Gondecourt, now a haunted ruin, and its eerie simulacrum resurrected on Dartmoor, places where ancient dreams have turned into gothic nightmares, and where the terrifying matriarch Madame de la Simarde still broods over the death of her dreams.
Dreams that she is determined to resurrect, ensnaring Lydia and her friends in a fatal plot.