What do you do when everything you have is taken?
How far do you go to get it back, when death is the only answer?
As Jacob Elliot flees the forest of Fellwood, he carries but three possessions - his violin, a treasured box of letters and his diary. Within them, the story of a singular, prophetic love, that ended in tragedy.
One of those letters is emblazoned on his mind - 'Jacob. She is dead. She died alone. Forsaken by you!'
How did Cybele Clearwater come to die at The Halo where they met and fell in love? And is Jacob really to blame?
Nobody knows - but there is one person who will go to extraordinary lengths to find out. Eve Carmichael has stolen a collection of accounts from witnesses, suspects, family and friends and with the theft of Jacob's possessions has all she needs to discover the truth.
But as she begins to uncover a dark history of witchcraft, betrayal, jealousy and revenge, related through a series of diary and letter extracts, Jacob finds her. As Eve forces him to re-live his deepest agonies in order to fill in the missing moments of Cybele's life, the mystery is unravelled and the breathtaking solution is revealed.
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