First time novelist Harriet Lane produces a modern Daphne Du Maurier tale, with a heroine who is engaging, suspicious, sympathetic, calculating and subtle. The plot will grab you from the very start! Frances Thorpe, a young literary editor, chances upon an accident victim and shares some last moments of conversation with her before the paramedics arrive. Becoming more and more involved with the family of the now, deceased mother and wife, Thorpe begins to worm her way into the affections of just about all the family members. Admiring the lifestyle and possessions of the late, Alice Kyte, she is soon involved in a subtle campaign to possess what she has always wanted for herself. The descriptive prose, authentic conversations and plot twists will make for a page turning experience. Alys, Always can be found on our new fiction shelf and probably won't be the last offering from the talented Harriet Lane!