By Deborah Simmons

ISBN-10: 0425190706

ISBN-13: 9780425190708

Christian Reade, inheritor to the earldom of Westhaven, is uninterested in ghosts. It's his personal fault for debunking a haunted condominium in Belles Corners because the paintings of 2 foolish pranksters. Now the sensible "ghost-hunter"--inundated with studies of apparitions--is attempting to escape from all of it with a long-overdue stick with his grandfather. regrettably, Christian's attractiveness has him. yet this time, the request for his prone is impossible to resist ... because it comes from the enigmatic leave out Parkinson of Sibel Hall.

She claims phantom is disrupting her plans to promote her gloomy domestic. yet upon Christian's arrival, he's met with all-too-human antagonism from the citizens, from the servants, and-especially surprising-from leave out Parkinson to boot. What dire main issue is basically unfolding at Sibel corridor after the sunlight is going down? The fascinating puzzle--and the fetching good looks who wishes it solved--have sparked greater than interest in Christian. yet first he needs to resolve the secret of the seductive omit Parkinson herself...

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D. P. Macbeth was once born and raised in New England and has lived in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont and New Hampshire. He wrote this novel for his spouse in achievement of a promise he made to her after they attended collage jointly in Vermont. The depictions of Australia are encouraged by way of work trips to Sydney and Melbourne. The vistas of the good Ocean highway, specifically Apollo Bay and Airey's Inlet have been brought to him through his son who lives within the Dandenong Mountains overlooking Victoria's Yarra Valley.

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Ich weiß nichts über ihre nächtlichen Ausflüge. Ich habe nie gewagt, sie da­ rauf anzusprechen. Ich weiß nur, dass sie nach ihrer Rückkehr nicht in ihr Zimmer ging, sondern zu mir ins Bett kroch. Ich stellte mich schlafend, aber ich spürte ihre eiskalte, feuchte Haut. Wie sie plaudernd mitten im Wohnzimmer sitzt, umringt von Bekannten aus der Nachbarschaft, von Müttern, die sie am Schultor getroffen hatte und die sie manchmal, selten, samt Kindern, mit denen wir dann im Garten spielten, zu Tee und Keksen ein­ lud.

Ihr Blick wird starr, und plötzlich hebt sie das Bügeleisen waagrecht an und verharrt mehrere Sekunden, die Stunden dauern, in dieser Position, und auf mich wirkt es, als über­ legte sie, ob sie das Eisen über den Stoff gleiten las­ sen oder auf ihr Gesicht drücken, ihre Haut, ihre Wangenknochen, ihre Augen und ihre Stirn ver­ sengen soll. Nachts hat mich über allzu viele Jahre regelmäßig das Bild ihres halb verschmorten, krebs­ roten Gesichts gequält. , die Zusammen­ brüche und auch das Gelächter, die seltenen Um­ armungen und danach die Blicke, als fühlte sie sich bei einer Zärtlichkeit ertappt).

61 Olivier Adam Eine Welle des Raunens schluckte mich. Die Leute sahen uns an, ich lag verständnislos am Boden, mein Bruder mit geschlossenen Augen bewusst­ los neben mir. Mein Vater beugte sich über uns, und noch heute sehe ich deutlich den Ausdruck auf seinem Gesicht, sehe ich die Wut, die daraus sprach, als hätten wir uns einen dummen Streich erlaubt. Er schüttelte meinen Bruder, versetzte ihm zwei Ohrfeigen, aber Antoine blieb reglos im Mittelgang liegen, zerbrechlich und anmutig, den weichen Kopf auf dem eiskalten Boden.

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