In The Waning Light by Loreth Anne White
Two decades after her sister’s brutal attack and murder, Meg Brogan has finally found happiness…or so it appears. A bestselling true-crime writer, Meg has money, fame, and a wealthy fiancé. But when a television-show host presses her to tackle the one story everyone claims she cannot write—the story of her own family’s destruction—her perfect life shatters.
Determined to finally face her past, Meg returns to her hometown of Shelter Bay. Shrouded in cold, brooding fog, the close-knit coastal town harbors dark secrets and suspicious residents. One of the few people to welcome Meg back is Blake Sutton, her high-school sweetheart and the marina’s new owner. Desperate for clues, Meg digs through her family’s files. As Pacific storms brew outside, her passion for Blake reignites.
But someone doesn’t want Meg digging up the past. And that person will go to deadly lengths to prevent the writer from revealing a terrible truth.
“As an editor, I occasionally find an author with talent so remarkable that it would be a disservice not to share that talent with readers. Loreth Anne White is such an author.
“Her newest novel, A Dark Lure, presents a well-crafted, deeply atmospheric psychological thriller that pushes the boundaries of romance. A heinous villain—a stomach-turning serial killer—returns years later to hunt his lone survivor, a woman who bears the scars of her narrow escape. This chilling tale defies our expectations of a traditional romance novel because, first and foremost, it’s a survival story.
“But it’s a survival story made possible because of love, in many shades. Love for oneself. A parent’s love for a child as well as a child’s love for both a parent present and a parent departed. And the tenuous, unlikely romance between a scarred woman and a differently scarred man who sees her light within, both of them made stronger by a shared understanding of love lost.
“While Loreth’s all-too-human characters journey through uncomfortable and deeply troubling psychological terrain, hope shines through the shadows, rippling across the twisty narrative. This masterful writer uses the hunter resolutely stalking its prey not only as a plot element, but also as a metaphor to set the story’s pace, making the reader feel like a fish on the line. It’s a truly talented author who compels her reader to want to be reeled in—slowly, skillfully, exquisitely. ”
~JoVon Sotak, Editor
Loreth Anne White is an award-winning author of romantic suspense, thrillers, and mysteries. She has won the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for Romantic Suspense, the National Readers’ Choice Award, and the Romantic Crown for Best Romantic Suspense and Best Book Overall. In addition, she has been a two-time RITA finalist, a Booksellers’ Best finalist, a multiple Daphne Du Maurier Award finalist, and a multiple CataRomance Reviewers’ Choice Award winner. A former journalist and newspaper editor who has worked in both South Africa and Canada, she now resides in the Pacific Northwest with her family.
To learn more about Loreth Anne White, please visit her website.
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