Orphaned Crispin Thorne has been taken as ward by Philip Smallwood, a man he's never met, and is transplanted from his private school to Smallwood's house on an island on the beautiful but coldly remote, Horsey Mere in Norfolk. Upon his arrival, he finds that he's not the only young man given a fresh start. Myles Graham, and Jude Middleton are there before him, and as their benefactor is away, they soon form alliances and friendships, as they speculate on why they've been given this new life. Who is Philip Smallwood? Why has he given them such a fabulous new life? What secrets does the house hold-and what is it that the Doctor seems to know?
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - silversurfer - LibraryThing
Orphaned Crispin Thorne has been taken as ward by Philip Smallwood, a man he’s never met, and is transplanted from his private school to Smallwood’s house on an island on the beautiful but coldly ... Read full review
Review: Mere MortalsUser Review - Gwen Hwyfar - Goodreads
Fantastic! Reminded me a bit of Rebecca by du Maurier. The conclusion did seem to come up all of a sudden, but as it was one I couldn't read fast enough, I don't really see a problem there. Read full review