After the brutal murder of his wife, Peter Thorpe escapes to Land´s End to mend his shattered life. The remote island seems idyllic - a picturesque fishing village inhabited by fifty families whose roots stretch back for generations. There is no police force - according to the islanders, there is no crime.
But several things about the island are strangely disturbing. Young once-pretty women who seem old beyond their years. Children who are too obedient, too docile, too well-behaved. Rumors that no one born on the island has ever been allowed to leave.
Soon Peter will learn the shocking truth about Land´s End. About the all-powerful Council of Elders that administers its harsh laws. About the chilling meaning of their oft-spoken phrase "It´s our way..."
And, most of all, he will learn what horrible things can happen to a stranger from the mainland who dares to fall in love with the wrong woman...
AUTHOR: Anne D. Le Claire