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Summary

Upon the cliffs of a remote Scottish island, Lòn Haven, stands a lighthouse.

A lighthouse that weathered more than storms.

Mysterious and terrible events have happened on this island. It started with a witch hunt. Now, centuries later, islanders are vanishing without explanation.

Coincidence? Or curse?

Liv Stay flees to the island with her three daughters, in search of a home. She doesn’t believe in witches, or dark omens, or hauntings. But within months, her daughter Luna will be the only one of them left.

Twenty years later, Luna is drawn back to the place her family vanished. As the last sister left, it’s up to her to find out the truth....

But what really happened at the lighthouse all those years ago?

©2021 C. J. Cooke (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"Fascinating and enthralling" (Prima)

"This ghost story is a perfect mix of propulsive plot and shivers-up-the-spine spookiness." (Good Housekeeping)

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I took a change and it paid off :)

My monthly subscriptions are precious. So I took a chance and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Both the narrators and the story were a pleasure to listen to on a Christmas week. I recommend it

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Twisting dark and Mystical

really enjoyed this tale, it was the perfect mix of dark magic and mystery that kept me hooked to the end. the variety of narrators were also great, perfectly done.

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The Lighthouse Witches

This was a good story although I feel the format switching the time period made so regularly it a little difficult to follow the various characters and their family interactions with a constantly ages of the various characters, I don’t want to spoil the story so can’t really go into detail, but I believe the time frames required greater depth and fewer switches.

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Fabulous book

I loved this book! Totally amazing plot and characters. Loved the narration too.

It’s a must listen if this is your type of genre.

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I can’t see what all the fuss is about.

There is potentially a good story in there somewhere. The story is well written from an academic perspective, however, plot flaws abound, the constant going back and forth through time lines can be difficult to keep up with. Some of the reactions of characters- to traumatic events - can be quite benign or indifferent, dragging me out of the story, when I tried hard to give it a chance.

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Loved it

I really loved this book. We’ll written and well narrated. Didn’t want it to end but sadly it did. Will look for other books by this author.

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Brilliant

Gripping from the start, a brilliant story. Really enjoyed listening while I was at work.

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very enjoyable!1

when i think of gothic literature i, like most, think of haunted victorian manors or dwindling aristoracy with dark secrets. This story however managed to perfectly take the growing unease and horror of the gothic and transplant it into the 2020s. the story is the kind i was hoping the magic toy shop would be, way back when. An excellent read/listen for fans of the genre and i hope to find more from the author in the future.

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Great original story line

Great original story line, I loved the way each thread of the story came together towards the end. Well worth a listen

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Did not engage with this story

Dreary and dragged. Didn't finish it. Couldn't relate to any of the characters and did not care what happened to them. Also, modern vernacular in what was supposed to be an ancient document and conversations set in the past. And no mention of Covid in the present day? Narrator was good.

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