Families can be complicated, and Taylor Caldwell pulls us into one filled with greed, divorce, past poverty, divided wealth, death and murder. Over the Christmas holiday, two sisters, a brother, a husband and an unexpected guest are snow-bound for days as the suspense builds. Spousal relationships are questioned, as well as motives, and who knows wether love or hate comes between siblings. Ghosts visit via dreams, the five are trapped in a snowbound house as violence stalks, and the late Clara Beame makes her presence felt. This complex, intriguing story of mystery and murder will keep you guessing until the very end.