The title is actually very misleading because, well, Addie is not the lightkeeper’s daughter. Turns out she’s the daughter of the extremely wealthy and influential Lawrence Eaton, lost in a shipwreck that many people believe might have been a deliberate attack on his wife.
But of course, she can’t tell him all that right off the bat, so she’s merely serving as a governess to his nephew, Edward. However, Edward’s widowed father senses there’s far more going on than either of them know.
He would be correct.
First off, I love how un-dramatic both Addie and John are. Neither one of them beat around the bush. When the dramatic reveal scene comes where John overhears Addie speaking with the one person who knows her true identity, he flat out asks her what she’s hiding. And Addie flat out admits the truth.
Aah. Refreshing. The lack of melodrama was what this book brilliant.
There were so many layers to the mystery, and even though I had my suspects (and there were MANY suspects, by one point, I was like “It could have been LITERALLY ANYONE”), I couldn’t have imagined how it turned out ahead of time.
So if Addie isn’t the lightkeeper’s daughter, who is she, really? You’ll just have to read to find out.
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