Addie Sullivan isn’t who she thinks she is. And it explains so much while at the same time opening up a whole new realm of questions. When a man claiming to be her uncle discovers Addie scraping by with her widowed, lighthouse-keeper mother he shocks her with truth that soon snowballs. Addie is the daughter of an influential family, the Eatons. Two decades ago she was presumed lost in a shipwreck along with her biological mother. Convinced by her new-found Uncle Walter that she should keep quiet about her identity until further proof is uncovered, Addie leaves the lighthouse and is hired out as governess to her late half-sister’s son. But someone wants to keep the truth from leaking out. Kidnapping attempts occur and Walter is injured by a mysterious visitor. Threatening notes show up and then Addie’s adopted mother is murdered. All is not well in the Eaton household and Addie must get to the bottom of it before it is too late.
What’s not to love about The Lightkeeper’s Daughter? I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again – I’ve been wanting to read this series for ages. When the final page was at last reached I was reminded all over again why I had sought out books written by Colleen Coble. Such talent! I couldn’t put the book down until the last secrets were finally unveiled and what a surprise it was. Usually I have an idea what is going to happen at the end of a story, but this one had so many twists my suspicions and theories weren’t even close to being correct. Don’t you love it when an author can yank the rug out from under your feet like that? And then there were ships, sailors and lighthouses – double plus! There was so much going on in this book I don’t know how Ms. Coble accomplished what she did, but she did.
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