MMP has light shelfwear to edges. Pages tight and clean, but yellowed due to age. Spine has small creases. pages. MMP Binding. Year: 1991. ISBN: 044921897x. Despite her misgivings, child psychologist Lynn McLeod couldn't ignore the plea to help ten-year-old Jilly Asche, daughter of her ex-husband, Stephen. But immediately upon her return to Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, Lynn is drawn subtly into the lives of everyone in the secluded household: Stephen, now an enigmatic stranger...Julian, a mesmerizing family friend who challenges Lynn's ideas of life and death...Jilly, the beautiful, lost child burdened by a terrifying and deadly secret.