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Publisher's Summary

In her 35th novel of psychological suspense, Phyllis A. Whitney spins a spellbinding tale of a young woman's quest to uncover her true identity.

Successful young mystery novelist Molly Hunt, raised by adoptive parents on Long Island, is stunned when a chance encounter leads to a startling revelation. She is apparently the daughter of the aristocratic Mountfort family of Charleston, South Carolina, kidnapped as an infant from their ancestral home - and has an identical twin sister.

Travelling to Charleston, Molly meets her delicately lovely long-lost twin; her mother's stern cousin, now the family patriarch, doubtful of Molly's identity and suspicious of her motives; and his tiny, enigmatic wife, a psychic who channels the spirit of a man who died mysteriously on the Mountfort estate a generation before.

As Molly searches for the truth of her own origins, she comes to realize that the secrets of her troubled family's past have a strange and powerful hold on the present. Her reappearance in the lives of the Mountfort clan sets in motion events that threaten the family's very existence - as well as her own.

©1992 Phyllis A. Whitney (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"The beloved Whitney romance/suspense formula in its umpteenth manifestation: sensible heroine (although given to thrills of fear); a quite decent mystery; and a Michelin-style tour of the latest setting." ( Kirkus Reviews)

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good read. always like her books. mystery and romance. looking for more authors like her.

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Not what I expected from Phyllis A. Whitney

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

No.

What could Phyllis A. Whitney have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Be a little more realistic about the mother's reaction to the lost child.

Which scene was your favorite?

When the main character was lost in the theatre and tripped. This was suspensal.

Did Woman Without a Past inspire you to do anything?

No