Nominated for the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Paranormal Mystery
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$3.99 ebook (ISBN: 978-0-9859167-0-1)
$9.99 print (ISBN: 978-1479255917)
From the back cover:
A SOUL HELD CAPTIVE…
One October morning in 1932, Vicente Sorolla entered the white house on the hill and was never seen again.
Now, Detective Dori Orihuela witnesses his brutal murder in her nightmares.
Drawn to this tough but tender woman, Vicente materializes out of her butler's pantry and asks her to find his lost love, Anna. Dori wonders if she's not only about to lose her badge, but also her sanity. Instead, she learns how to live and love again from a dead man who becomes her friend.
LOST IN THE LIGHT takes us back to the wild days of Prohibition when whiskey could make a poor kid into a king, and turn a nice girl into a woman who can stand on her own feet. Mary Castillo's latest novel weaves romance, history and mystery into an ghostly, humorous, touching and unforgettable tale.
"This book captivated me. The ending might have been my favorite. One of my favorite mystery reads of the year, and one to get your to-read list!" - Samantha March, Chick Lit Plus
4.5 Lightning Bolts
"Lost In The Light is an enchanting story that takes the reader from present to the past. Full of mystery, emotion, and a plot that keeps the readers on their toes, I couldn't peel my eyes away. Ms. Castillo, you've got a new fan. I can't wait for more!" - Storm Goddess Book Reviews
"I haven't read a mystery novel in quite some time. This one definitely reminded me of why I enjoy them so much. Lost in the Light is an enjoyable story that flips between the Prohibition in the 1920's/1930's and the present. And who doesn't love a good ghost story! Ghost shows up in your house, haunts you, asks you for favors and basically tells you what to do constantly... gotta love it!" - Lost in Literature
"The story is a page turner with old flames, sexy ghosts, family obligations that we all contend with, humor, and bonds with new female friends."
- Sandra Ramos O'Briant
“I think that the author weaves a fantastic tale through both worlds and we kind of see Dori evolve and grow through her experience and even able to allow her self to depend on others. I think this book is definitely worth picking up if you like a good historical mystery, with a touch of paranormal and a dash of romance. I will have to check out more of Ms. Castillo’s novels in the future.”
-Ramblings of a Semi Housewife
"Castillo created an interesting, and expertly woven tale that is fraught with romance and mystery. Dori’s guardedness, Vicente’s rough edges and Grammy’s spunkiness all made for very real characters and good story telling. Castillo knows how to dish up a story with some spice, and I’ll be looking forward to more adventures from Castillo in the future." - Cellar Door Lit Rants & Reviews
"Mary Castillo has written such a rich and compelling novel... I was pretty much glued to this book. To say I was behind Dori the whole way is an understatement. I love her!" - Whoopeeyoo! Reviews
Read the romantic interlude in the Dori Orihuela paranormal mystery series!
What Came First: "Till Death Do Us Part"
Grammy and Dori were introduced in the novella, "Till Death Do Us Part" in Names I Call My Sister. Grammy Cena is based on Mary's Aunt Irma Noah who passed away on August 28, 2012. She will live in on Mary's imagination and in her heart.