Sea Scope: A Psychological Mystery
Sarah Collins needs an escape. Mourning her brother’s death and the impending breakup of her marriage, she returns to her childhood home in South Carolina, where her family operated an inn.
Sarah hasn’t been back to Sea Scope for twenty years; not since she and her brother Glen discovered a body by the nearby lighthouse. Shenever understood why her parents left Sea Scope so...more
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Every now and then I like to delve into a good mystery/thriller. Sea scope is a psychological thriller, the kind of book that gives one pause and makes one wonder how the mind works.
The book oscillates between present time and two decades earlier, slowly bringing the reader up to date with events that caused a business to close, a family to break, a girl to become mentally unstable, and the reasons behind it all. And they’re all connected to a murder that was ...more
A great read, as the reader is whisked back and forth between the events of twenty years ago and the present. A hidden secret surronds the death of a young man, his body found, broken and bleeding on the ground below a lighthouse that seems to be the focal point for all that transpires in this intriguing mystery, that isn't cleared up until the very end of the book. Suspicions abound, marital affairs suspected, and relationships are tested to the ...more
Twenty years ago, the bed and breakfast at Sea Scope, South Carolina was closed following the death of a guest who meant far more to some of the long-term residents there. In the present, Sarah, who was a child ...more
The main character Sarah is invited to celebrate the impending re-opening of Sea Scope Inn, by its proprietor- her beloved Aunt Julie Brewster. Along ...more
The plot follows the main character Sarah Collins. Readers follow her journey as she goes back to Sea Scope accompanied by her friend Carolyn after twenty years of escaping her past there. Twenty years previously a young man Michael Gamboski died in suspicious circumstances at the lighthouse. At the time his death was pronounced a suicide but was it? Sarah is also mourning the passing of her ...more
The review for today is “Seascope” by Debbie De Louise.
Meet our main character, Sarah Collins, who is struggling in her marriage. Still grieving over her brother’s death she needs a break. Her aunt, who runs the Sea Scope inn that is located in South Carolina, has written her in hopes of her niece coming for a visit. Sarah readily accepts. Instead however of taking her husband she takes a friend.
It has been 20 years since she has visited. The last time she was there her brother and herself were ...more
Did Michael commit suicide or was he murdered? Why did Sarah’s family leave South Carolina so abruptly after his death and why did her father commit suicide a year later? Still mourning the loss of her brother and facing the possible breakup of her marriage, Sarah accepts an invitation to return to Sea Scope, the family inn which closed after Sarah and her brother, Glen discovered Michael’s body at the nearby lighthouse. Her aunt is planning to reopen the inn and invites ...more
A Non-stop read!! I do believe, that I actually have read this book before. I remembered bits and pieces. BUT, it was just as an exciting read, the second time around.
An old Lighthouse, with a beautiful, old Inn near by. The sister of the original owner, is now in charge of running it and invites friends and family to the reopening of it.
The story goes back and forth between 20 years ago and the current time. Mysteries of the past, come back to be acknowledged and ...more
I’m looking forward to reading more book by Ms. De Louise.
Lose yourself in this book this summer, set in a South Carolina inn that just happens to have a lighthouse next door. This well-written suspense will keep you up til the wee hours of indulging in a delectable cover-to-cover binge read. Tasty tidbits of knowledge will delight you as intrigue sets in with a fascinating cast of characters, a surprising conclusion and a great payoff.
I really, really liked the structure of this story: the different time-lines, the little asides with fun facts about lighthouses... it worked perfectly for me.
I enjoyed the way the story develops, how our perceptions about the characters keep changing as we learn more about them, how things that seemed to be facts weren't.
The narration by Robin Brodowsky is good, easy to follow, but it's a bit plain, lacking emotional play.
I liked the mystery of the book. I usually don’t like a story that goes back and forth I years, but this story did it smoothly. Good characters made interesting. The surprise at the end was good. Anyone who likes mystery’s will enjoy this book.