Clarice Gilmore took a job as private nurse to a wealthy matron, Mrs. Flora Avery, and found herself fighting a losing battle against creeping, insidious death.
She was sure someone was poisoning her patient, but only gradually did it dawn on her that she was the most likely suspect-and that everyone else in the house apparently hated her.
Mrs. Avery's conviction that Clarice was her long-lost daughter was nonsense, of course...but it did provide a motive.
Then the menace grew as someone tried to kill Clarice herself, weird apparitions appeared, and the frightened nurse knew she had to have help. But Dr. Mark Wilcox, the only man who could help her-the man with whom she knew she was falling in love-could not come to her aid...