Roberts reaches back into the past, fashioning an atmospheric historical romance featuring renowned theatrical agent and author, Bram Stoker. A chance encounter on a stormy cliff overlooking the North Sea sets in motion a chain of events irrevocably altering the lives of both Stoker and Damaris Sterne, a high-spirited orphan yearning for adventure and independence.
When an unhappily-married Bram and a restless Damaris launch into a passionate, ill-advised affair, they fall victim to both the strictures of Victorian society and the sinister motives of an unscrupulous blackmailer. Meeting years later, the two former lovers are finally able to set the record straight and settle some old scores.
This Gothic thriller fairly crackles with heartrending emotion and eerie suspense.