The dead of winter. An isolated island off the
coast of Maine. A man, a woman, a sinister house looming over the sea.
He’s a reclusive writer
whose imagination creates chilling horror novels. She’s a down-on-her-luck
actress reduced to staging kids’ puppet shows. He knows a dozen ways to kill
his characters with his bare hands. She knows a dozen ways to kill an audience
with laughs. But she’s not laughing now.
Annie Hewitt has arrived
on Peregrine Island in the middle of a snowstorm and at the end of her
resources. She’s broke, dispirited, but not quite ready to give up. Her red
suitcases hold the puppets she uses to make her living: sensible Dilly, spunky
Scamp, and Leo, the baddest of bad guys. Her puppets, the romantic novels she
loves, and a little bit of courage are all she has left.
Annie couldn’t be more
ill prepared for what she finds when she reaches Moonraker Cottage or for the
man who dwells in Harp House, the mysterious mansion that hovers above the
cottage from a windblown cliff. When she was a teenager, he betrayed her in a
way she can never forget or forgive. Now they’re trapped together on a frozen
island along with a lonely widow, a mute little girl, and townspeople who don’t
know how to mind their own business.
Is he the villain she
remembers or has he changed? Her head says no. Her heart says yes.
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