The Sanctuary is a big country house whose beautiful old gardens are open to the public. Here William and Dorothy Taylor entertain family and guests. What is the strange scent of deathbed lilies that terrifies Dorothy? Mystery and hatred have invaded the Sanctuary.
'All's well' at The Sanctuary, the country home of William and Dorothy Taylor. A haven of tranquillity for their family and friends, the magnificent public gardens of the estate are their pride and joy, and an enchantment to the steady stream of visitors who wander through.Then Jo comes to work at the tea-room and the peace is suddenly destroyed by a series of chilling incidents: the macabre death of a helpless old woman, the terror-ridden dreams of a young boy, the vicious drowning of a beloved pet. Who or what is responsible?As fear and suspicion grip the Taylors, only Jo has the power to unravel the mystery - smiling, sphinx-like Jo, whose presence in the Taylor household has become indispensable ...'Monica Dickens's prose is evocative ... [her] talents for storytelling have, if anything, improved over the years'-Daily Mail'She knows how to arouse our recognition and sympathy'-Daily Telegraph
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