Where Fortune Lies by James Short
English | 2019 | Mystery & Thriller | ePUB | 365 KB
The townspeople of Solvidado regretted the senseless loss of life when the lovers, Thomas and Penelope, drove their wagon over the cliff to escape pursuers, but not nearly so much as the disappearance of the gold they had stolen.
A hundred years later, a newly married couple honeymooning in Solvidado, April and Philip, have a spat. Philip storms out into the night.
He meets Jacinto the ghost of a Portuguese undertaker, a witness to the tragedy, who tells him the gold is where an honest person would hide it.
Meanwhile, Aquino, a cat burglar who has broken into the bridal suite, assures April the treasure can be found by reliving the night of the mad pursuit over the cliff.
April and Philip each set off on harrowing nighttime journeys that take them from the present into the past where they discover different pieces of the puzzle to the missing gold that only make sense if they reunite.
However, April must first teeter on the edge of the same cliff.
Categories: Mystery & Thriller