Every house has a story to tell.
Laura Horton doesn’t know if the rumours about Leon Murphy are true, but she keeps her distance anyway. It’s hard enough being the girl from the haunted house. However, Laura soon finds she has more in common with Leon than she first thought. They are both outsiders. They both have secrets. And they are both drawn to the mystery hidden within the walls of the Visconti House. As Laura begins to piece together the fragments of the puzzle, she and Leon take an unexpected journey into the past, one that will change their lives – and open their hearts – forever.
After completing her university course (majoring in French Literature) and teaching for one year, Elsbeth Edgar travelled overland from Katmandu to London. For four years she spent the winter months working in London and the summer months travelling in Europe. When she returned to Melbourne she taught English as a second language to the first wave of Vietnamese refugees for several years, before moving to Canberra to study for her Graduate Diploma in Librarianship. Elsbeth took time off to raise her children before returning to library work when her children were all at school. She has always written but, once she had children, began writing stories for them and in turn rediscovered her love of children’s literature.
Part realistic fiction, part mystery, and part romance, Edgar’s first novel is a good blend of simple prose and descriptive imagery and language … Readers will identify with Laura’s desire to fit in and root for the friendship that develops between the two characters.
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