The Lantern

The Lantern Cover

The Lantern

By Deborah Lawrenson

HarperLuxe, Paperback, Large Print, 9780062088727, 524pp.

Publication Date: August 9, 2011

Set in the lush countryside of Provence, Deborah Lawrenson's The Lantern is an atmospheric modern gothic tale of love, suspicion, and murder, in the tradition of Daphne du Maurier'sRebecca. Drawn to a wealthy older man, Eve embarks on a whirlwind romance that soon offers a new life and a new home Les Genevriers, a charming hamlet amid the fragrant lavender fields of Provence. But Eve finds it impossible to ignore the mysteries that haunt both her lover and the run-down old house. The more reluctant Dom is to tell her about his past, the more she is drawn to it and to the mysterious disappearance of his beautiful ex-wife. An evocative tale of romantic and psychological suspense, The Lantern masterfully melds past and present, secrets and lies, appearances and disappearances along with our age-old fear of the dark.