This book tells the tale of a young woman named Nell who finally finds her long lost stepmother Nuala. Nell goes to stay with Nuala for a quiet two-week vacation so that they can catch up on each others lives, but when she arrives at the lovely old Victorian style house she is stunned to find that Nuala has been murdered, apparently the victim of a burglary. But Nell has the feeling that Nuala's death is part of a more complex scheme that involves all the deaths of those rich old women living at a fancy nursing home, Lathom Manor. Nell thinks that all the deaths have something to do with a man called Earl. A scary man obsessed with death and burial. Then there's Liam Moore Payne, Earl's charming cousin that Nell seems to have fallen head over heels for, but does he have something other than Nell in that handsome head of his? Can Nuala's good friend Mrs. Shipley help Nell discover the secret of Lathom Manor or will Nell be next on this evil murder's list? I enjoyed this book very much because of the suspense and the surprises that lurk in every corner. The ending is so great and so unexpected that I wish there were more. The person behind the murders is the one that you would least expect but he is right under your nose the whole time. I definitely recommend this book, Its great!