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…
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