Two decades after her sister’s brutal attack and murder, Meg Brogan has finally found happiness…or so it appears. A bestselling true-crime writer, Meg has money, fame, and a wealthy fiancé. But when a television-show host presses her to tackle the one story everyone claims she cannot write—the story of her own family’s destruction—her perfect life shatters.
Determined to finally face her past, Meg returns to her hometown of Shelter Bay. Shrouded in cold, brooding fog, the close-knit coastal town harbors dark secrets and suspicious residents. One of the few people to welcome Meg back is Blake Sutton, her high-school sweetheart and the marina’s new owner. Desperate for clues, Meg digs through her family’s files. As Pacific storms brew outside, her passion for Blake reignites.
But someone doesn’t want Meg digging up the past. And that person will go to deadly lengths to prevent the writer from revealing a terrible truth.
About the Author
Loreth Anne White is an awardwinning author of romantic suspense novels, thrillers, and mysteries. She spent sixteen years in the newspaper business before joining the world of fiction. A twotime RITA finalist, she has won the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, the National Readers’ Choice Award, and the Readers’ Crown. She is a Booksellers Best Award finalist, a twotime Daphne du Maurier finalist, and a multiple CataRomance Reviewers’ Choice Award winner. Born in South Africa, White now lives with her family in a ski resort in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest—the perfect place to escape reality.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Loreth Anne White has quickly become one of my favorite authors. Her atmospheric writing style draws to quickly into the story and brings the reality of her settings to life. Her heroines are strong-willed and willing to take a stand for their beliefs. They often take a back seat to the heroes as they write their own story. Her latest, In The Waning Light, is no exception. Returning home after twenty-two years to write the story of her sister’s brutal murder, Meg Brogan finds herself battling old ghosts, as well as those that want the past to stay buried. Once there, Meg begins to remember what really happened. Her memories cast doubt on the official story of events. Racing against a coming deadly storm, Meg tries to put the past to right and come out alive. If you are a fan of romantic suspense, suspense, and good storytelling this book is for you. While the antagonist could have been obvious, in White’s capable hands I was guessing the entire way. This is one of my favorite books of the year. Copy received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Lost within the pages from sentence one! I read this book in one setting. I forgot to eat, didn't go to sleep.. I couldn't, until I finished this amazingly, dark mystery!! Ms. White has a way with words, she keeps me guessing throughout this story, and I never truly knew 'who', until the end. Recommended to everyone who loves a great suspense book!! I was gifted an ARC of this ebook from Netgalley on behalf of the author in exchange for my honest review. Opinions in this review are my own.
4.75 Stars IN THE WANING LIGHT is one of those books it's best to read in the daytime. But if you must read it at night, make sure you're not alone (even if you don't spook easily), because there are too many moments that make your heart skip a beat and compel you to check that all the doors are locked and the curtains drawn. Loreth Anne White is now my go-to author for mystery, romantic suspense, and thrillers. IN THE WANING LIGHT is another of her "monsters among us" stories, this one about a true crime writer, Meg Brogan, who thinks she knows the truth behind what destroyed her family 20 years ago. Bit by bit, however, she learns the terrifying details of what really happened that night, as suppressed memories slowly re-surface. And as she pieces the story together, she learns things about her parents and others that break her heart…and the reader’s. As usual, there are a host of suspects, several villains, and one truly villainous killer. Ms. White does a fabulous job of weaving the strands together into a cohesive and hair-raising whole. Meg is another of Ms. White's now-signature resilient heroines, who in the end finds the strength to do what many of us would have difficulty doing, making a decision she will both regret and rejoice in making. Her relationship with the hero, Blake Sutton, is so realistic, so much a mixture of the past and the present, you can't help rooting for them to find their happy ending. Only one thing kept this from being a full 5.0 star book for me, but I can't reveal the details because it would be a "spoiler." It came near the end, but didn't really detract from my overall enjoyment of the story, so I only deducted a fraction from my rating. This was my second reading of IN THE WANING LIGHT, having read it around the time it was first released in November 2015 (I'm sure I intended to leave a review, but...best intentions, and all that, I never did.) Even though I knew the villain, even though I knew the ending, it only added a level of richness to the story this time around. I wasn't tempted (as I often am) to skip ahead to the end to see if my theory of the case is correct. Instead, I was able to revel in the richness of the prose, in the subtle nuances we often miss when we're desperate to reach the end of a story that holds us spellbound. IN THE WANING LIGHT reminds us that we are all human, and even the best of us can do bad things for good reasons. But it also speaks to the resilience of the human mind, to the courage and fortitude we can all find within ourselves if we seek hard enough for them. IN THE WANING LIGHT justly remains on my keeper shelf beside IN THE BARREN GROUND, A DARK LURE, and a personal favorite, THE SLOW BURN OF SILENCE.