A good old fashioned mystery novel. Set in Cape Hatteras which is in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Kristie takes a jog along the beach with her dog Lilah. Lilah finds a human bone just below the sand dune and thus the mystery begins.
First in a series. Days before her wedding, in October 1841, Lizbeth climbs to the widows walk atop her home, with her fiancé. They search the dark and stormy horizon for her father's fishing boat and Lizbeth notices the darkened lighthouse on the point. In such a violent storm, her father and the other men from Misty Cove need the lighthouse to guide their boats safely into harbor. In the morning and the lighthouse lamps shine out, but it's too late. Death had come in the stormy night and the community is devastated by loss. Is love enough for Lizbeth to overcome the needless death of her father?