Chilling, intriguing and hard to put down, MacNish's latest is a feast
for fans of the dark side of romance.
She merges chill with sensual thrill
and strong, believable characters
with passion and comes up with
Olwyn Gawain's father dissects bodies night after night in his obsession to uncover medical mysteries, and she's forced to sketch his
work and pay the grave robbers who bring specimens. One night a handsome corpse catches her eye, and Olwyn realizes the young man is
still alive. She steals him from her father, vowing to bring him to his family.
Aidan Mullin barely remembers what happened to him, and when he awakens in a strange place Olwyn seems like an angel. Making their way to his family estate is dangerous; he has no idea how much she risked to save him, or that her father is on their trail. He only knows he must keep his dark secret from Olwyn
or risk losing her love. When her father finds them Aidan must face his fears and his past to save them. (ZEBRA, Oct., 352 pp., $5.99)