Disfigured by the blow of an abusive husband, and suffering
her entire life with severe social anxiety disorder, the widow Mary McAllister
spends almost sixty years secluded in a white marble mansion overlooking the
town of Mill River, Vermont.
Her links to the outside world are few: the mail, the media,
an elderly priest with a guilty habit of pilfering spoons, and a bedroom window
with a view of the town below.
Most longtime residents of Mill River consider the marble
house and its occupant peculiar, though insignificant, fixtures. An arsonist, a
covetous nurse, and the endearing village idiot are among the few who have ever
Newcomers to Mill River—a police officer and his daughter and
a new fourth grade teacher—are also curious about the reclusive old woman. But
only Father Michael O’Brien knows Mary and the secret she keeps—one that, once
revealed, will change all of their lives forever. Download and start listening now!