The Heir of Hawksclaw

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Some families will do anything to keep their secrets…

Medora Yates made her first appearance in Sea of Secrets, also available. Readers who enjoy the Victorian mysteries of Anne Perry and Barbara Michaels, as well as those who have come to love DeWees’s Victorian romantic suspense novels such as With This Curse and Sea of Secrets, will relish the atmosphere and unexpected turns of The Heir of Hawksclaw.

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When gov­erness Medo­ra Yates sets out for mys­te­ri­ous Hawksclaw House in the dying days of 1856, she has no idea what is in store. Hired to care for her employ­ers’ young son, she arrives in York­shire to find the boy too sick to meet her or Ger­ard Red­fern, the new tutor. When Mr. Hawksclaw abrupt­ly announces the next day that his son has died, Medo­ra and Red­fern know that there is far more to the mat­ter than he is telling them.

Was the child a vic­tim of foul play, per­haps even by one of his par­ents? Or is the sto­ry of his death a lie to con­ceal some­thing else just as sin­is­ter? Medo­ra and Red­fern set out to dis­cov­er the truth, but their task is a dif­fi­cult one. The boy’s frag­ile, griev­ing moth­er is in no posi­tion to help them, and the ser­vants are keep­ing mum–especially Mrs. Hawksclaw’s loy­al maid, Con­stance, whose fate is entwined more close­ly with that of her employ­ers than any­one knows. Along the way their inves­ti­ga­tion will unearth dark fam­i­ly secrets, past tragedy, and the true fate of the heir of Hawksclaw… which all cul­mi­nate in an aston­ish­ing act of redemp­tion.

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About 110,000 words

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