Pharos A Ghost Story Author:Alice Thompson Twenty-seven miles off the coast of Scotland lies Jacob's Rock, a lighthouse island. There, the tower sways in the wind, more a thing of nature than of man. In fact, apart from the lighthouse keeper and his apprentice, the island seems to be ruled by forces both natural and supernatural-and the ghost of a slave girl has been known to haunt the i... more »sland's crypt.
Now, an amnesiac young woman has flushed up on the shore. And the truth about her is as remote and frightening as the windswept island itself.« less
Set in Scottland some times in the nineteenth century, begins the probably most boring ghost story IÂ´ve ever read.
A remote island, a lighthouse, a keeper, his appretice and the keeperÂ´s sister deal with the lost memories of a woman that appeard on their island after a ship drowned in a storm.
The women feels like a hostage on an island as the keeper and his sister try to keep her from leaving the island. A cozy ghost story for Sunday afternoons, forgotten on the next day.
I so hate when I order a book and discover it's a dud. Character development -- heh, there is none. Every character is cut from cardboard, and not one is likable. Plodding plot. Supposed to take place in late 1800s but the language and cadence is completely contemporary. I didn't care what happened to the characters but the book is mercifully short so I finished it. Would not read anything by this author again. In fact, I believe she owes me a credit for the one I wasted on her book!