1894 Bohemia… After Sophia Hall’s family is brutally murdered she must leave the only home she’s ever known to stay with her aunt in the Bohemian spa town of Karlsbad. But there is an old secret brewing, one that threatens all she has left, and she finds that the most dangerous secrets lie waiting in the darkest of waters.
After she attends a seance at the house of an old family friend, Sophia begins to experience uncomfortable things, things that remind her too much of what happened to her family. She tries to keep her distance from the Simek family but she is pulled further in as a love for Emil Simek blossoms.
But just as the secret love begins to deepen between Sophia and Emil, the dangerous Simek family secrets begin to surface and it is all Sophia can do to stay afloat.
Haunted spas, dark dreams, terrifying whispers, threatening occult experiences, edgy romance, and the deadly past all come together in this Victorian era historical suspense novel.
The note I wanted; that of the strange and sinister embroidered on the very type of the normal and easy.Henry James