while a perilous scenario forces 18-year-old Maria to depart her Boston domestic, she’s swept away to Scotland as a part of the Witness security software. In an odd land with a brand new identify, Maria hides out as an au pair on the mysterious Harley property. Already often called an “over-feeler”—and paranoid for reliable reason—Maria is spooked via the atypical habit of the Harley citizens: from the eccentric youngsters in her care, to the miserly nurse with the sheet-white epidermis, to the horny but broody eldest son, Jonathan. because the days go, the vanishing photographs, the cloaked figures and the disembodied buzzing at nighttime might maybe be defined away, yet it’s the invention of Harley’s macabre and lethal kinfolk historical past that confirms Maria’s starting to be fears and suspicions might be greater than simply nerves; she can have fallen into anything much more scary and dangerous than what she left behind—something no longer even of this world.
The writer: Victoria Griffith is the writer of the award profitable non-fiction photograph booklet ‘The magnificent Flying Machines of Alberto Santos-Dumont’, which gained quite a few awards, together with the distinguished ‘Parents’ Choice’.
Before changing into a full-time writer, Victoria spent 20 years as a world journalist, fifteen of that have been as a international correspondent for the UK’s monetary occasions. in the course of that point, within which she served because the newspaper’s US technological know-how correspondent, via a stint as its’ consultant in Brazil, she coated a variety of subject matters, together with structure, house exploration, the human genome, the expansion of the net, and Brazil’s Yanomami Indians. Environmental matters additionally featured and she or he spent it slow within the Amazon rain woodland. She even controlled to slot in a few children’s booklet studies.
Victoria presently is living in Boston together with her husband and 3 daughters.