The End of Temperance Dare

The End of Temperance Dare

A Novel

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When she discovers that Cliffside Manor, where she is the new director of a renowned artists’ retreat, has a dark past as a tuberculosis sanatorium, Eleanor Harper, a former crime reporter, soon realizes that her predecessor chose her and her group for a reason. By the best-selling author of The Fate of Mercy Alban. Original.

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Haunting and atmospheric, The End of Temperance Dare is another thrilling page-turner from the author reviewers are calling the Queen of the Northern Gothic.

When Eleanor Harper becomes the director of a renowned artists’ retreat, she knows nothing of Cliffside Manor’s dark past as a tuberculosis sanatorium, a “waiting room for death.” After years of covering murder and violence as a crime reporter, Eleanor hopes that being around artists and writers in this new job will be a peaceful retreat for her as much as for them.

But from her first fog-filled moments on the manor’s grounds, Eleanor is seized by a sense of impending doom and realizes there’s more to the institution than its reputation of being a haven for creativity. After the arrival of the new fellows—including the intriguing, handsome photographer Richard Banks—she begins to suspect that her predecessor chose the group with a dangerous purpose in mind. As the chilling mysteries of Cliffside Manor unravel and the eerie sins of the past are exposed, Eleanor must fight to save the fellows—and herself—from sinister forces.

Publisher: Seattle :, Lake Union Publishing,, [2017]
Copyright Date: c2017
ISBN: 9781477824115
Characteristics: 316 pages ; 21 cm


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JCLAmandaW May 11, 2017

Eleanor Harper becomes the director of a writer's retreat with a strange history. Almost immediately the retreat is thrown into chaos with a sudden death. While the story was a little inelegant at times, the history and supernatural aspects were interesting.

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