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A devastating tragedy cost history professor Hillary Bennett her job and her marriage. Desperate to rebuild her life, she travels to the quaint Scottish village of Culcraig to research a legend and salvage her career. But when she arrives, she finds her hostess dead and her hopes for the future pinned to the woman's black sheep heir—Caid Douglas.
The last thing Caid needs is a decrepit manor house to remind him of his estranged family, but he does need the money selling the house would bring to pay off his debts. When haunted, down-on-her-luck Hillary offers to pay him to stay at Glendon House and view his great grandfather's journals, he sees a way out of his mess.
But Glendon House harbors a sinister secret behind its great stone walls. And a killer will stop at nothing to keep it.
The Witch's Stone - Excerpt
Copyright © 2012 Dawn Brown
A flash in the gloom caught her eye and she stopped walking. A small light, there for an instant, then it was gone.
What the hell?
Another flash, this one a little left of the first. She narrowed her gaze. A round yellow glow shone through the trees like the beam from a flashlight.
Was there someone else in the woods?
The light disappeared.
Her heart rate kicked up and a shivery cold, slick and horribly familiar, settled over her. She struggled to pull herself together. So what if she wasn’t alone? Surely, other people walked in this forest. But rational thinking did little to calm the swell of panic expanding inside her chest.
The light returned, closer this time. There had to be someone out there, coming toward her, but she couldn’t see anyone.
“Hello?” she called out.
No answer, and the light vanished again.
Hillary turned to start back to the inn, but froze. Another light had appeared directly behind her, so close she had to squint against the brightness. She peered into the forest murk, but couldn’t see anyone past the bright yellow glow.