Greythorne by L.M. Merrington is a variation on the theme of a young woman from an orphanage becoming a governesses to a motherless child in an imposing gothic house owned by a master with issues. The master of the house is a scientist so focused on his work that he has little time for his single girl child. At first our governess finds him attractive and amiable, but soon finds a darker side. In many ways it’s really just a different take on Jane Eyre
I can’t really say more about the story without giving things away that are best left for the reader to discover, so I’ll just say that the book reads well, is well-crafted and that the ending is superb—a lovely twist that leaves you thinking.
If you enjoy Gothic tales with mysteries, and don’t require them to be original, then you’ll no doubt enjoy this.