Bella dug her teeth into her swollen lips. If only he realised just how many tears she'd shed for him over the last few weeks. Perhaps, then he'd understand. Perhaps, he'd be horrified. 'Vaughan.' Her voice was barely a whisper, as she pushed her face into the crook of his neck. 'It's all going wrong, isn't it?'
'No, my nightingale, it's just going differently.'
1800 - Three years after escaping to London with her bisexual lovers, Bella Rushdale wakes one morning to find their delicate ménage a trois about to shatter. Vaughan, Marquis of Pennerley, has left without any explanation. Determined to reclaim him and preserve their relationship, Bella pursues him to his family seat on the Welsh Borders, where she finds herself embroiled in his preparations for a diabolical gothic celebration on All Hallows Eve - a phantasmagoria. Among the shadows and phantoms, Bella and her lovers will discover shocking truths about each other.
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