Another page-turning story of tragedy and triumph from the No.1 bestselling author of The Loner and The Journey. Alice Jacobs has finally found the family she always wanted... With her shy smile and kind nature, Alice wins the hearts of the Arnold family.
A decent and well respected couple,Tom and Nancy Arnold have raised two very different sons, Frank and Joe. Frank is a devious, brutal man. Seeing Alice as the key to his fortune, he is determined to have her for himself.
However, his younger brother Joe has fallen in love with Alice, so when she and Frank become engaged to marry, Joe leaves home, determined to put a distance between himself and temptation.
He reluctantly returns when Frank summons him to be his best man. Alice finds herself inexplicably drawn to Joe, but feeling it to be her duty, she goes ahead and marries Frank, not wishing to hurt him.
On their wedding night Frank shows his true colours and when he forces Alice to reveal a devastating secret, his evil nature reaps a shocking revenge. In his blind hatred, intent on punishing those who have crossed him, Frank plans the final, ultimate retribution.
An act that could tear apart not only the Arnold family, but shatter the lives of those around them forever.
Unless someone can stop him ...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 01/09/2010
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780007301454