Miriam's Talisman : The sudden death of Miriam, mother of Hannah and grandmother of Chloe, has a deep effect on both women, and in ways neither could have foreseen. When Miriam's will reveals she has left everything to Chloe, her legacy includes a distinctive silver amulet. Once Chloe puts it on, she begins to move in a shadowy world of deception and illusion, to the distress and concern of her family and friends. Sought out after her grandmother's death by Iolair, a tall and intriguing stranger, Chloe encounters him again as she begins to unravel Miriam's extraordinary legacy. Inevitably she finds herself a pawn in an ancient love story that has wreaked havoc in the lives of the women in her family. Will she be able to break its enchanting web . . . or will she become the spider?