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In this New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen’s novel of love and psychological suspense, a woman trying to go beyond her background is attracted to a coastal village in Maine-and to a series of unsolved murders.

“Suspenseful, sexy and soulful.” (J. R. Ward, best-selling author of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series) After an unspeakable tragedy in Boston, Ava Collette flees to a remote village in Maine where she leases an old house called Brodie’s Watch.

Ava finally feels at home in that lonely seaside house… until she looks at the long-dead sea captain who still lives there.

Rumor has it that the house has been inhabited by Captain Jeremiah Brodie for over a century. Ava meets an apparition one night that appears all too real and invites her into his world-and into his arms. Even as Ava asks her own safety, she looks forward to the ghostly visits of the captain. Yet she soon discovers that the house she loves comes with a terrible secret, a secret that people in the village don’t want to reveal: there has also died every person who has ever lived in Brodie’s Watch. Is Captain Brodie’s ghost responsible, or is he at work a flesh-and-blood killer? A rapist who is even closer to Ava now?