Morwenna, the Lady of Calon, is haunted by dreams of her lover, Carrick of Wybren. She knows he's dead, branded a traitor after setting the fire that killed his entire family. But if that's so, then who's the man found outside the castle walls, beaten beyond recognition, wearing a ring with Wybren's crest?

As Morwenna nurses the stranger, she ponders the circumstances that brought him to her and strives to understand why there is still a powerful connection between them. While the man recuperates, rumors spread throughout the castle--tales of a mysterious stalker, bent on murder, walking the halls of the castle. Could it be her patient, pretending to be ill, or another, set on avenging some unknown wrong and using them all as bait?

When it becomes obvious just who Morwenna's patient is and those near to her are brutally murdered, she is drawn into a dark mystery, and as she slowly uncovers the truth, she opens the door to danger, death and destiny.

Jackson is an expert at building edge-of-your-seat suspense. Just when you think it's safe to relax, she makes you jump with surprise. Thrilling from beginning to end, as romantic as it is suspenseful, this is a finely tuned novel that will capture your heart and mind and make you a diehard Jackson fan. SENSUAL (Oct., 324 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin