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."