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Publisher's Summary

Twenty-five years ago, Susan Prentice lost her mother to a tragic accident. Now she is returning home for the first time to Virginia's eastern shores and the ancestral house whose front steps her mother fell down to her death.

Though Susan has little memory of the accident, her arrival has alarmed those who fear what may lie dormant in Susan's memory. But it is her maternal grandmother, Alex Montoro, a proud, intense, aging doyenne of the ballet, who believes that that memory must be unlocked. For Susan is the only living witness to the tragedy - and Alex suspects that her daughter's fall was no accident.

©1992 Phyllis A. Whitney (P)1997 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"One of her best efforts, this carefully crafted novel of psychological suspense by the prolific Whitney, a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master, entices the reader into a series of enigmas." (Publishers Weekly)
"Whitney's 36th mystery suspense is tighter, neater, better than ever." (Kirkus Reviews)
"Energetic and richly textured... If terror and murder can be rendered ladylike, Phyllis Whitney is just the lady to do it." (Atlanta Journal & Constitution

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meh

This is not Whitney's best effort - more like bottom 10%. Narrator was ok. Story ok.

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Not a fan of this “Phyllis Whitney book!

The story line was slow, reader was monotone! Have always loved her books in the past!

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Not bad

This book was fairly enjoyable, though flawed. Except for the main character - an aging former prima ballerina - the other characters are pretty one-dimensional; and while the “evil” characters are given pat explanations of why they are evil, they are just a little too OBVIOUSLY evil. Also, the “romance” between two characters is WAY too fast to make sense.

However, the narration is quite good, covering a lot of flaws.

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This is an excellent Book

The moment I had free time I found myself coming back to read this book. A must read

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Classic Phyllis Whitney

I've been a fan of Phyllis Whitney for many years. I love everything about her books.
The Ebony Swan, like her others, is filled with foreboding and suspense. Anna Fields has done a wonderful job of of performing it.

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Well written

It took me a few chapters to real start enjoying the story but once I did, I was all in...
Enjoy!