From a New York Times–bestselling author: In New Orleans, a young woman uncovers a family conspiracy only to find solace in a man with a dangerous past. In nineteenth-century New England, flame-haired Skye Cameron was proud to be named for the misty island in the Scottish Hebrides where her father had been born—but it was the Creole heritage of her seductive mother, Louise, that would determine her destiny. In the wake of her father's death, with finances dwindling, Louise has accepted an invitation to return to her family home in New Orleans and start fresh. But as soon as Skye sets foot in her Uncle Robert's dark, latticed mansion in the French Quarter—one ruled by a suspicious quadroon housekeeper—she begins to fear her homecoming is not what it seems. Feeling more outsider than family, Skye finally finds love, comfort, and trust in a man who both provokes and excites her. Justin Law's scandalous reputation doesn't stop her from developing feelings for the intense and determined stranger. Now, from the Vieux Carre to the Garden District, Skye must navigate the darkest corners of New Orleans—a pawn in a dangerous game designed to destroy her. With this novel, Edgar Award–winning author Phyllis A. Whitney once again proves why she is "the Queen of the American gothics" (The New York Times). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Phyllis A. Whitney including rare images from the author's estate.