Having finally won over Grandmother Hudson, Rain is beginning to find a measure of peace in the privileged world into which she was thrown after the death of her sister.
But Rain's real love is acting, and her talent is such that, despite her growing dependence on and love for this unexpected grandchild, Grandmother Hudson decides to send Rain to London, where she will live with her sister, the aristocratic Lenora, and her husband and study at the most respected drama school in the world - RADA.
Rain is treated little better than a servant by her aunt and uncle, but she is comforted by the friends she makes and the success she has as one of RADA's most promising actresses. But there is a menacing atmosphere at home which makes Rain uneasy - strange lights coming from the cottage in the garden, footsteps in the corridor in the dead of night. And then one dreadful night, she discovers the shameful secret that is hidden behind her aunt and uncle's facade of respectability, and suddenly Rain is not sure whether she will make it safely back to America at all...
With the publication of her first novel, FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC, Virginia Andrews became a bestselling phenomenon. Since then, readers have been captivated by more than forty novels in the Virginia Andrews' series. Her novels have sold over 100 million copies worldwide and been translated into 22 languages.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (December 25, 2012)
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