"A striking, multifaceted take on the family-secret novel. ...The writing here lends a strong sense of place to the proceedings, along with thorough—but not overwhelming—detail on ships, lighthouses, and the sea...With the initial murder mystery linking all these disparate elements together, this must-read novel maintains a consistent, compelling sense of tension and feeling. A well-researched mystery, punctuated by thrilling tension and deep emotion." Kirkus Reviews
[Haddleton] deftly weaves diverse geographic and historical periods in a story that quickly pulls a reader in and holds their interest through to the very surprising conclusion. It was wonderful to learn more about the history of Tampa Bay reading this thoroughly enjoyable mystery.
Award-winning finalist in the Fiction: LGBTQ category of the 2019 Best Book Awards sponsored by American Book Fest.