Study for Obedience – Sarah Bernstein

Sarah Bernstein specialises in mysterious situations, strange relationships and unspoken, often unrealised, threats. In Study for Obedience, a woman, the youngest of a wealthy but reclusive family, returns to her childhood home to help look after it for her brother, recently abandoned by his wife. It is a role she has always played in her family, and she slips into it again smoothly. But beyond the walls, strange plagues are descending on the local population, and their anger begins to fall upon the newcomer…