The Lantern by Deborah Lawrenson audiobook

The Lantern: A Novel

By Deborah Lawrenson
Read by Kristine Ryan and Gerianne Raphael

HarperAudio
10.58 Hours Unabridged
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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's Rebecca. Drawn to a wealthy older man, Eve embarks on a whirlwind romance that soon offers a new life and a new home—Les Genévriers, 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.

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Summary

Summary

Selected for the September 2011 Indie Next List

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's Rebecca. Drawn to a wealthy older man, Eve embarks on a whirlwind romance that soon offers a new life and a new home—Les Genévriers, 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A luscious mix of romance and gothic ghost story.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“A smart, gothic bodice ripper that transcends the genre, thanks in part to journalist Lawrenson’s gift for bringing the senses to life.” People
“Sensuous…Lawrenson’s poetic prose vibrantly conjures up both the beauty of southern France and the ghosts, real or imagined, from different eras.” Entertainment Weekly
“A modern gothic tale set in the lavender-scented landscape of Provence…Serves up an escapist mix of mystery, romance, and murder.” Wall Street Journal
“Offers a vivid escape to an intriguing place…Lawrenson embellishes her merging stores with description of the rich scents surrounding the hamlet: rosemary, ripe figs, and a breath of lavender so fresh that readers might close their eyes and inhale, expecting a faint whiff of the purple-flowering plant.” Washington Post

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Author

Author Bio: Deborah Lawrenson

Author Bio: Deborah Lawrenson

Deborah Lawrenson grew up in Kuwait, China, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Singapore. She studied English at Cambridge University and has worked as a journalist for various publications in England, including the Daily Mail, the Mail on Sunday, and Woman’s Journal magazine. She lives in Kent, England, and she and her family spend as much time as possible at a crumbling hamlet in Provence, France, the setting for The Lantern.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 10.58
Audience: Adult
Language: English