The End of Temperance Dare (Paperback)

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Eleanor Harper is tired of covering the crime beat. Ready for a new career path, she accepts a job as director of a prestigious artist retreat. The retreat is located in an old tuberculosis sanitarium, and the former director, Ms. Penny, has some surprises in store for her. Why was the most recent group of artists chosen for Eleanor's first retreat, and what's up with the sounds of children playing in the halls at night? Wendy Webb has written another deliciously Gothic tale that while thrill fans of Barbara Michaels and Simone St. James. My highest recommendation!

— John


Haunting and atmospheric, The End of Temperance Dare is another thrilling page-turner from the author reviewers are calling the Queen of the Northern Gothic.

When Eleanor Harper becomes the director of a renowned artists' retreat, she knows nothing of Cliffside Manor's dark past as a tuberculosis sanatorium, a "waiting room for death." After years of covering murder and violence as a crime reporter, Eleanor hopes that being around artists and writers in this new job will be a peaceful retreat for her as much as for them.

But from her first fog-filled moments on the manor's grounds, Eleanor is seized by a sense of impending doom and realizes there's more to the institution than its reputation of being a haven for creativity. After the arrival of the new fellows--including the intriguing, handsome photographer Richard Banks--she begins to suspect that her predecessor chose the group with a dangerous purpose in mind. As the chilling mysteries of Cliffside Manor unravel and the eerie sins of the past are exposed, Eleanor must fight to save the fellows--and herself--from sinister forces.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781477824115
ISBN-10: 1477824111
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Publication Date: June 6th, 2017
Pages: 336
Language: English