Winner of the 2018 ABR Listener’s Choice Award in Mystery
An atmospheric gothic romance mystery with romance, humor, and twists you’ll never see coming!
Also in print & ebook
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A haunted detective. A trapped soul. Can a guilty heart heal a spirit in turmoil?
Detective Dori Orihuela has recovered from a bullet but the guilt remains. Haunted by her past, she’s surprised when a move into a Victorian mansion fills her nightmares with more than her own demons. The ghost of a 1930s bootlegger wants answers, and the only way for Dori to exorcise her own conscience may require solving the mystery of the spirit’s one true love.
As Dori hunts for clues on the coldest of cases, the return of an old flame reopens wounds and compounds her agony. And as the eerie apparition grows more agitated, she struggles to break them both out of their psychic prisons.
Can Dori free her ghoulish resident and her own heart from a painful purgatory?
Lost in the Light is the first book in the captivating Dori O. paranormal mystery series. If you like gothic settings, ghostly encounters, and conflicted heroines, then you’ll love Mary Castillo’s supernatural tale.
Buy Lost in the Light to enjoy a spectral suspense today!
Praise from Listeners
“A fun, escapist read!” – An Amazon customer
“Wow, that’s all I can say, what a book! Dori is a police detective recovering from an injury that puts the badge she wears in jeopardy. Needing an outlet Dori buys an old house in her hometown, determined to slowly bring it back to life. ” – Audio Audits
I thoroughly enjoyed Lost in the Light. It’s a wonderful combination of ghost story and historical fiction with a modern-day heroine to root for. The author does a great job toggling between the main character, Dori Orihuela in the present day and the life story of her ghost, Vincente. The intertwining stories drew me and kept me riveted until the end. – Deb
I loved the quirky and sympathetic characters in this book, they were so easy to listen to I would definitely listen again. – Nia Wright
I really liked this book. I love paranormal mysteries, historic fiction, and stories about haunted houses. This book hit all those points. The book has lots of interesting characters (I especially love Grammy Cena and Meg), and is a fun look back at the times of prohibition in California. – Leslie F.
It was wonderful, and I know I will listen to it again. Mary Castillo did a terrific job narrating it, bringing all the characters to life. She is a top-notch writer, and she covers an intertwined plot that spans two time periods perfectly. A great story! – Fascinating Books