There’s a big secret at Dinkel Island, but almost nobody in town is even aware of it. That all changes when Fanny Grayson buys the old lighthouse and invites Gracie Love to help her turn it into a retreat center. All kinds of rumors break out–things meant to intimidate Gracie and stop the project. But…WHY?
The Old Geezers gather for coffee at the drugstore lunch counter and speculate about it. Gracie’s cousin, Kate Sheppard, gets involved. Ed Heygood steps in to help sell the retreat project to the pastors and churches in town. Gracie has a nauseous reaction when she and Marty explore inside the old lighthouse. Doc Patcher says the rumors are “fed by something or someone you can’t see.” What’s that mean?
The plot thickens when two funerals draw media attention. At one of those the speaker created “an air of electric silence, as though people were afraid the room couldn’t hold too much honesty.” Whoa!
When a prominent businessman disappears, and then FBI agents begin floating around town things really get tense. Hey, what were those guys in the opening page doing out there in an old workboat on a moonless night, running through a field of crab pots without running lights? Any connection? Might be!
So finally things come to a head and all the secrets…yes, there is more than one…surface. If you want a great read, try SECRETS AT LIGHTHOUSE POINT, by Hugh Harris. Tate Publishing.com Amazon Barnes & Noble. Also: Book People, Buford Road Pharmacy.