A Gothic Romance
No one escapes the Collector.
Gideon Lawes has never lied—not even to keep his job as junior partner in the prestigious Barchester Bank. Now on the brink of the poorhouse, Gideon’s reputation for scrupulous honesty is all he has left. When his college rival Westaway employs him to investigate a supposedly haunted house, Gideon suspects an ulterior motive. He’s never been able to decipher Westaway’s odd behaviour or pinpoint why the man unsettles him so much. Gideon is determined Westaway won’t get the better of him this time.
32 Belcairn Road contains secrets that rival those of Gideon’s employer. Drawn by chance into the lives of cheerfully generous Fairweather and darkly ironic Holford, Gideon discovers things about himself he never imagined. But when the spirit haunting Belcairn Road comes to collect on unpaid debts, Gideon must choose between destroying the friendship he values most or sacrificing his self-respect for a lie. Whatever Gideon chooses, the Collector will claim another victim.