"This is a spellbinding page-turner of a book." --Kristin Hannah, New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale.
A mesmerizing novel of dark family secrets and a young womans rise and revenge set against the backdrop of the devastating 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
The eve of destruction. After her mothers death, penniless May Kimble lives a lonely life until an aunt she didnt know existed summons her to San Francisco. There shes welcomed into the wealthy Sullivan family and their social circle.
Initially overwhelmed by the opulence of her new life, May soon senses that dark mysteries lurk in the shadows of the Sullivan mansion. Her glamorous cousin often disappears in the night. Her aunt wanders about in a laudanum fog. And a maid keeps hinting that May is in danger. Trapped by betrayal, madness, and murder, May stands to lose everything, including her freedom, at the hands of those she trusts most.
Then, on an early April morning, San Francisco comes tumbling down. Out of the smoldering ruins, May embarks on a harrowing road to reclaim what is hers. This tragic twist of fate, along with the help of an intrepid and charismatic journalist, puts vengeance within Mays reach. But will she take it?
Author: Megan Chance Language: EnglishBinding: PaperbackPages: 347Publisher: Lake Union PublishingPublication Date: 2021-01-01