Phyllis A Whitney
For several years, time and circumstance have managed to separate Hallie Knight and her old friend Susan Trench. But when Susan disappears from her grandfather's seaside home on historic Topsail Island, it is Hallie whom Nicholas Trench calls for help. Wealthy, ill, and irascible, he refuses to believe that his beloved granddaughter and the heir to his fortune has been lost to him. He is certain that if anyone can find Susan, it will be her closest...
From a New York Times–bestselling author: In a lakeside mansion, a beautiful young bride becomes the snowbound prisoner of a dark family secret.
When Manhattan art curator Diana Blake married gallery owner Glen Chandler, she was certain she knew him well enough to devote the rest of her life to him. He was the son of a renowned artist; he sculpted things of beauty in alabaster; and he loved her. It was only when
A bookseller reunites with her estranged, enigmatic father in Key West in this suspenseful New York Times bestseller by "a master of suspense" (Mary Higgins Clark).
Twenty-five years ago, Long Island bookstore owner Laurel York was abandoned by her father, author Clifton York. Ever since, she's followed his life and career with morbid resentment. When Clifton's collaborator shows up in her shop with the gift of an orchid, she
A governess becomes entangled with a dysfunctional and dangerous family in this novel by a New York Times–bestselling "master of suspense" (Mary Higgins Clark).
Finally liberated from her cruel and domineering mother, twenty-eight-year-old schoolteacher Jessica Abbott has accepted a position as governess in Hampden House, a crumbling plantation on the cliffs of St. Croix. Her charge is Leila Drew, the oppressed
The wife of a scientist fights for her marriage—and her husband's sanity—in postwar Japan in this novel by "a superb and gifted storyteller" (Mary Higgins Clark).
When Jerome Talbot's brilliant career as an atomic physicist leads him once again to Japan, his wife, Marcia, knows it means yet another long separation, but she hopes to reunite with him soon. Confidently awaiting word to join him, she is blindsided when
A bride is swept up in family secrets and the blood diamond trade when she returns to South Africa in this novel by a New York Times–bestselling author.
When Chicagoan Susan Hohenfield brings her new husband, Dirk, to her childhood home in Cape Town, it's with the innocence of a young girl. She remembers only the beauty of South Africa—and the pain of being abandoned by her father. Now, with a new perspective,
A Manhattan editor investigates her sister's suspicious death in Istanbul in this novel by the New York Times–bestselling "queen of the American gothics" (TheNew York Times).
Tracy Hubbard, an up-and-comer at a prestigious New York City publisher, has arrived at a sprawling villa on the Bosporus strait in Istanbul for an enviable arrangement. She's come to assist celebrated artist Miles Radburn with
From a New York Times–bestselling author: In nineteenth-century Manhattan, a young woman is hired to care for a child haunted by murder.
Having just lost her brother and mother in a tragic accident, dressmaker Megan Kincaid has never felt so vulnerable and alone. Then comes the startling request from the wealthy Brandon Reid of Washington Square to work as a private caretaker to his violently tempered nine-year-old
From the New York Times–bestselling "master of suspense": A woman's mysterious past is unearthed during the 1906 San Francisco earthquake (Mary Higgins Clark).
Sara Bishop was raised in Chicago, but her heart belongs in San Francisco, where her childhood sweetheart, Ritchie Temple, has moved to pursue a career in architecture. Convinced he feels the same way for her, she hopes his fiancée, the manipulative
From an Edgar and Agatha Award winner: A mystery writer must solve the puzzle of her past when she meets the South Carolina family she never knew existed.
Popular mystery novelist Molly Hunt knows all about the twists and turns of fiction, but real life has thrown her for a loop. Raised by adoptive parents on Long Island, Molly has just made a stunning discovery: She's the daughter of South Carolina blue bloods and was kidnapped