Deborah is hired to be a companion/tutor to child prodigy Carreen who goes off before the two even meet. The thought is she will head for Herondale House so Deborah is sent there. Carreen turns up with a long lost cousin in tow which is when the accidents and mishaps begin. Who can Deborah trust in the oh so quiet village, who is telling the truth? This book had a very old fashioned feel to it and it felt older than it actually was. I loved the idea of the story but somehow it didn't quite live up to its expectations. It would be great for a journey to while away a few hours.