emerged from the fog as we approached, showing itself slowly as a long, low
In 1919 Kitty Weekes—pretty, resourceful, and on the run—falsifies
her background to obtain a nursing position at Portis House, a remote hospital
for soldiers left shell-shocked by the horrors of the Great War. Hiding the
shame of their mental instability in what was once a magnificent private
estate, the patients suffer from nervous attacks and tormenting dreams. But
something more is going on at Portis House—its plaster is crumbling; its
plumbing makes eerie noises; and strange, cold breaths of air waft through the empty
rooms. It’s known that the former occupants left abruptly, but where did they
go? And why do the patients all seem to share the same nightmare, one so
horrific that they dare not speak of it?
Kitty finds a dangerous ally in Jack Yates, an inmate who
may be a war hero, a madman … or maybe both. But even as Kitty and Jack create
a secret, intimate alliance to uncover the truth, disturbing revelations
suggest the presence of powerful spectral forces. And when a medical
catastrophe leaves them even more isolated, they must battle the menace on
their own, caught in the heart of a mystery that could destroy them both.
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