Clare Gallagher teaches English in a private school, and is researching a book about a Gothic writer named R. M. Holland, who used to live in the school’s oldest building. All of a sudden, people close to Clare begin dying in ways that Holland wrote about. On the scene comes a no-nonsense female detective who suspects everyone. Clare has kept a diary for her whole life, and when she turns to it for comfort, she is startled to find an unfamiliar handwriting there. Has Holland’s famous story, The Stranger, come to life? Will Clare and the detective solve it first? Who can be trusted? This Edgar-winning novel introduced a new writer to me, and is a whodunit not to be missed!