Garden of Shadows (Dollanganger)

By V.C. Andrews

Olivia dreamed of a sun-filled love, a contented lifestyles. Then she entered Foxworth Hall...
V.C. Andrews' exciting new novel spins a story of dreadful secrets and techniques and darkish, forbidden passions -- of the time prior to Flowers within the Attic all started. lengthy earlier than terror flowered within the attic, skinny, spinsterish Olivia got here to Virginia as Malcolm Foxworth's bride. eventually, along with her tall good-looking husband, she might locate the enjoyment she had waited for, longed for. yet within the gloomy mansion jam-packed with hidden rooms and festering wishes, a stain of jealous obsession starts to evil that would threaten her little ones, beautiful boys and one very specified, attractive woman. For inside of one blameless baby, a stunning mystery lives...a mystery that may taint the proud Foxworth identify, and hang-out all their lives perpetually!

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I requested. “He worried me, no longer simply because i presumed he may damage me rather a lot, yet as a result of means he used to be performing, the issues he used to be announcing. ” “What issues? ” “He didn’t name me Alicia whilst he stroked my physique and kissed my breasts. ” For a second i presumed I couldn’t breathe. I pressed my hands opposed to my chest and attempted to swallow. In my middle I knew what she was once going to assert now, too, yet i used to be terrified at listening to her say it. “He known as me Corinne. i presumed he was once having a dream, jogging in his sleep, so i attempted to cause with him, to inform him i used to be no longer Corinne, that he may still wake and return to his bed room, yet he didn’t pay attention me. He pressed on, no longer approximately, yet repeatedly, closely. It was once no solid attempting to struggle him off; he used to be too powerful. while i ultimately attempted to withstand, he held my palms down, and each time I cried out, he pressed his mouth opposed to mine so not easy and approximately, I feared for my very existence. I needed to subdue my cries and allow him have his method. It used to be lousy, awful,” she stated, burying her face in her palms. “What occurred while it used to be over? Did he nonetheless name you Corinne? ” She appeared up and shook her head. “When it used to be over and he had spent himself, he knew precisely the place he used to be and who i used to be. That used to be while he advised me by no means to talk about it or he could damage Christopher. i assumed, I was hoping and prayed, that may be it; yet he got here repeatedly. He was once the following final night,” she additional, and taken her palms to her face back. “I got here in your door as soon as whilst I heard your cries. Didn’t you pay attention me knock and phone to you? ” “Yes, yet he had his hand round my throat and he squeezed so challenging, I couldn’t breathe. Then he introduced his face to mine and forbade me to utter a legitimate. I knew he could kill me if I did. ” “Why didn’t you return to me earlier than this? ” “I advised you. i used to be afraid for Christopher. Malcolm turns out consistently to get no matter what he desires a method or one other. whether you stopped it from taking place, he might take his revenge, don’t you notice? I’m sorry, Olivia. i do know I must have instructed you, yet i used to be nervous. Please, forgive me for that. ” I couldn’t blame her for being afraid. there have been occasions whilst I feared Malcolm myself. For a couple of moments I sat there in silence, pondering this room, pondering what Malcolm had performed. It used to be as though his mother’s spirit nonetheless lived the following, nonetheless tormented him. For him again to Alicia, even after the poor and deadly scene together with his father, was once unimaginable. I knew Alicia felt secure simply because she didn’t think Malcolm may do this after being liable for Garland’s dying. “Does he regularly initiate via calling you Corinne? ” “Yes. ” “And he continually ends through understanding you’re Alicia? ” “Not consistently. occasionally he leaves with no calling me Alicia. He simply will get up and walks out like he’s asleep. One time, the 3rd time, he made me do anything negative. He’s insane. ” “What did he make you do? ” “He took a type of outdated nightgowns out of the closet and made me positioned it on ahead of he … earlier than he obtained into the mattress beside me. I needed to stroll approximately this room and take a seat on the dressing desk.

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