Places in the Dark
It is autumn 1937 when a mystery woman appears in Port Alma, a sea village nestled on the chilly coast of Maine. A fragile, green-eyed beauty, the woman arrives with little more than the clothes on her back and a wealth of unspoken secrets.
Before a year goes by, she will flee Port Alma on the same bus that brought her there. But before she goes, she will irrevocably alter the lives of two brothers — leaving one dead, and the other perched on the edge of madness.
There is much that Dora March has hidden.
But in Port Alma, Maine, there are other secrets, too....
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This is a eerie dark tale taking place in the brutal 1930s in the small community of Port Alma, Maine. A mysterious young woman arrives in the town, finds work, and wins the heart of Billy Chase, the ... Read full review
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