A turn with jangling skeletons, family style, in a near-San Franciscan setting. Gossip-worthy Hillyards provide a job for jilted, bored Liberty Dryden, who is to companion unknown, recently approved granddaughter, Virginia, whose mother had eloped. Liberty, loving the Hillyard house, the estate, still carries a torch for love-em and leave-em Bill Brent. It is the truth, not only of a past murder, but of the imposter to whom she is companion, of other secrets of the house, that finally sets Liberty on her rightful inheritance. When Bill, opportunist to the end, makes public these secrets, Liberty learns where her real love lies, what her part is to be in the future picture of the Hillyards. ""A hell of a family"", with the first-person concentrate telling. Sales-plus.