"exciting gothic-like paranormal thriller"
Twenty-seven miles off the coast of Scotland lies the
island that is the home to the Jacob's Rock Lighthouse.
Cameron is the principal keeper of the lighthouse and he
has been alone on the island so long that he is eagerly
awaiting the boat that is bringing his new assistant. When
Simon arrives, the two men quickly fall into a routine,
which is broken when Simon rescues a young woman who has
washed up on the rocks.
When the woman regains consciousness, she has no memory of
who she is or where she came from. The two men feed and
clothe her and gradually she comes out of her apathetic
state and takes notice of the world around her. She hears
strange noises and constantly sees a young mulatto girl
running around the island. Cameron insists she is
imagining things and he keeps on telling her that, until
is convinced that there is something evil on the island,
something that Cameron is hiding from himself and her.
Readers gradually get the feeling that there is something
not quite right about the people who are living on Jacob's
Rock. The shipwrecked woman comes to believe that the
Principal Keeper does not want her to leave but she doesn't
know why. There is a mystery about him that she intends to
solve but there are other forces at work on the island that
intend to have their way and there is nothing the amnesiac
can do to stop them. Thus the audience receives an
exciting gothic-like paranormal thriller that entertains
from the moment the woman arrives on the rock.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 3, 2003