"A great introduction to a new-to-me author!"
In 1948, young up-and-coming actress Darla Foster lands a
role in a major studio picture, to be filmed at a remote
Northern California lighthouse. Shortly after the film's
release, Darla disappears, never to be seen again.
In 2008, along a remote stretch of a California highway,
photographer Rebecca Burke sees a woman sitting in the
backseat of her car—except she's traveling by herself.
Later, she sees the same woman on the steps of Dragon Rock
Lighthouse. But does the woman actually exist? If so, who
Drawn to the lighthouse and to solving the mystery of the
ghostly woman, Rebecca butts heads with L.A. attorney Matt
Farralone, who is the lighthouse owner's attorney.
Unfortunately for Rebecca, the owner doesn't want anyone
anywhere near the lighthouse.
I thought this was a great book. Told in chapters
alternating between 1948 and 2008, the author does a
terrific job of telling Darla's story in parallel to
Rebecca's solving the mystery of Darla's disappearance.
Each chapter had just enough of a cliffhanger to make me
want to read the next chapter, to see what happens next
with Darla, or what Rebecca would do or discover next. The
budding romance between Rebecca and Matt is sweet and adds
another layer to the story, especially with the secret that
is unraveled at the end of the book.
This is a well-written, captivating story. I will
definitely be reading more from Anne Carter!
Reviewed by Charlotte Cowie
Posted November 7, 2010