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Something creeps under the floorboards of the Rutherford Estate, the fortress where Eileen Morgan spends her sixteenth summer in Fife, Scotland -- a usually quiet community but where locals have been experiencing freak accidents -- stampeding by bull and falling to their deaths in the North Sea. The inheritance of the estate is now in question. Will it disappear into a tax shelter, will it go to the fawning butler, or to shy Ewan Stalker, the estranged farmer grandson? Eileen must choose who to help in this controversy, and she must choose right lest she, herself, be gored by the bull or chased down a mine shaft by the resident ghost.
I enjoyed Eileen's encounters with the colorful characters and the unexpected plot turns. The author's careful research of history, culture, architecture, and Scottish lore is evident in her vivid and in depth descriptions. I found myself hurtling through the pages alongside the protagonist. I look forward to future publications from Bendoly.