Berkley Publishing Group

  • @00000327@@00000327@@00000373@The French Girl@00000155@ captivated readers with a twisting tale of psychological suspense. Now author Lexie Elliott heads to the foothills of the Scottish Highlands, where a woman's tangled family history comes back to haunt her...@00000133@@00000133@@00000341@@00000341@@00000327@An eerie, old Scottish manor in the middle of nowhere that's now hers.@00000133@@00000341@@00000341@Ailsa Calder has inherited half of a house. The other half belongs to a man who disappeared without a trace twenty-seven years ago--her father.@00000341@@00000341@Leaving London behind to settle the inheritance from her mother's estate, Ailsa returns to her childhood home, nestled amongst the craggy peaks of the Scottish Highlands, joined by the half-sister who's almost a stranger to her. @00000341@@00000341@Ailsa can't escape the claustrophobic feeling that the house itself is watching her--as if her past hungers to consume her. She also can't ignore how the neighborhood animals refuse to set one foot within the gates of the garden. @00000341@@00000341@When the first nighttime intruder shows up, Ailsa fears that the manor's careless rugged beauty could cost her everything.