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Haunting and atmospheric, The End of Temperance Dare is another thrilling page-turner from the author reviewers are calling the Queen of the Northern Gothic.When Eleanor Harper becomes the director of a renowned artists' retreat, she knows nothing of Cliffside Manor's dark past as a tuberculosis sanatorium, a "waiting room for death." After years of covering murder and violence as a crime reporter, Eleanor hopes that being around artists and writers in this new job will be a peaceful retreat for her as much as for them.But from her first fog-filled moments on the manor's grounds, Eleanor is seized by a sense of impending doom and realizes there's more to the institution than its reputation of being a haven for creativity. After the arrival of the new fellows -- including the intriguing, handsome photographer Richard Banks -- she begins to suspect that her predecessor chose the group with a dangerous purpose in mind.

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Wendy Webb

Wendy Webb is the bestselling, award-winning author of five novels of gothic suspense, The Tale of Halcyon Crane, The Fate of Mercy Alban, The Vanishing, The End of Temperance Dare, Daughters of the Lake, and The Haunting of Brynn Wilder. Since her stories are set in the Great Lakes region, reviewers have dubbed her the Queen of the Northern Gothic.Wendy lives in Minneapolis, where she's at work on her next novel.

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