Making a visit home in the middle of the day, Dylan McKain is shocked when his wife Wanda refuses to let him see their three-year-old son Teddy. When Dylan insists, Wanda hurriedly drives away. Realizing that Teddy is not at home, Dylan follows. Wanda loses control of the car, hitting a young woman before crashing into a store.

When Dylan arrives both his wife and the young woman, Chloe Samms, are dead, but Dylan attempts CPR on Chloe. Miraculously, her hearts starts back up.

Chloes near-death experience has left her with a very strange memory. In it, she is in a light tunnel with another woman, who tells Chloe that she is so sorry for what has happened. That she now knows that the voices she heard in her head were wrong, that she should not have hidden Teddy away. She also claims that Chloe must go back, to help find and save Teddy.

Dylan is horrified to learn that someone else is missing: not only did Wanda disappear with Teddy, she also checked her mother out of an Alzheimer care facility.

Since her mothers death, Chloe has been raised by her aunts in the female-only community of Lilithdale. While she has known love, Chloe felt out of place because she does not have psychic talents like the other members. Dylan finds her background dubious, but cant deny the sensual pull between them. Can Chloe unlock the secrets in her mind and find Teddy?

Tina Wainscott is back and in a big way. A TRICK OF THE LIGHT is suspenseful, poignant and gripping. A great read. (Mar., 320 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith