Upon being mistaken for the missing heiress Annabel Winslow, Mary Gray - destitute and at her wit's end - impulsively agrees to pretend to be the other woman in order to carry out a terrible deception. Mary finds it easy to slip into Annabel's comfortable life, so different from her own, but not everyone is convinced by her act - least of all Adam Forrest, Annabel's former lover, who hides secrets of his own...The ivy had reached for the tree, crept up it, engulfed it, till now the trunk was one towering mass of the dark gleaming leaves, and only the tree's upper branches managed to thrust the young gold leaves of early summer through the strangling curtain. Eventually the ivy would kill it. . . The sixth novel of gothic suspense by beloved novelist Mary Stewart, The Ivy Tree is a classic of mistaken identity and unreliable narrators, and features perhaps the author's most complex and exceptional heroine.