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Daughter of the Starsby Phyllis A. Whitney
Synopses & Reviews
"Were they all lying? Misleading me for their own purposes?..."
Lacey Elliot has been a woman without a past since the day her mother whisked her off to Charlottesville, refusing for thirty years to speak of her father, her family, or her history.
But when Lacey intercepts a desperate letter from an aunt in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, Lacey sees her chance to confront the past that has terrified her mother and to fill in the gaps in her own life.
Against the charm and colorful, turbulent history of the picturesque town, the violent history of Lacey's heritage is about to repeat itself. As she finds herself drawn to a man intrigued by the town for reasons of his own, old ghosts reappear and danger returns--as a killer walks among them once more....
"Evocative, moving, suspenseful--another surefire winner from the writer who taught all of us how it should be done."
PHYLLIS A. WHITNEY IS A WINNER OF THE GRAND MASTER AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT FROM THE MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA
For 30 years, Lacey Elliot's mother has refused to talk about her past. When Lacey intercepts a letter from an aunt in West Virginia, she sees a chance to confront the past that has terrified her mother and to fill in the gaps of her own life. Now part of Ballantine's "Special Low Price" reissue program.
About the Author
In addition to being named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, PHYLLIS A. WHITNEY has received the Agatha Award from Malice Domestic and a Society of Midland Authors Award. All three honors are for lifetime achievement. She has been published in thirty foreign countries. Her other novels include Amethyst Dreams, Singing Stones, and Woman Without a Past. Whitney lives in Nelson County, Virginia.
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