Hardcover is firm and hinges are not cracked or damaged. Pages are tight and clean. Boards have light shelfwear and rubbing to edges. BCE/BOMC. 250 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1973. ISBN: 0. From the time I was very young, I had sensed some horror about my mother's death-some devastating truth no one wanted me to know. Something hidden deep in her memory was the key to Amanda Austin's past. She did not know it was also the key to her future. From the moment Amanda arrived at her grandfather's home she was met with suspicion. And hate. They were her family. But they were strangers. And one of them was a killer.