Portis Houseemerged from the fog as we approached, showing itself slowly as a long, lowshadow…
In 1919 Kitty Weekes—pretty, resourceful, and on the run—falsifiesher background to obtain a nursing position at Portis House, a remote hospitalfor soldiers left shell-shocked by the horrors of the Great War. Hiding theshame of their mental instability in what was once a magnificent privateestate, the patients suffer from nervous attacks and tormenting dreams. Butsomething more is going on at Portis House—its plaster is crumbling; itsplumbing makes eerie noises; and strange, cold breaths of air waft through the emptyrooms. It’s known that the former occupants left abruptly, but where did theygo? And why do the patients all seem to share the same nightmare, one sohorrific that they dare not speak of it?
Kitty finds a dangerous ally in Jack Yates, an inmate whomay be a war hero, a madman … or maybe both. But even as Kitty and Jack createa secret, intimate alliance to uncover the truth, disturbing revelationssuggest the presence of powerful spectral forces. And when a medicalcatastrophe leaves them even more isolated, they must battle the menace ontheir own, caught in the heart of a mystery that could destroy them both.
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