A Sea of Spectres

By Nancy Taber

Debut novelist Nancy Taber’s A Sea of Spectres will be launched at Beaconsfield Carriage House in Charlottetown on June 29 from 3–5 pm. The event is part of a triple book launch presented by Acorn Press.   

On the choppy coastline of PEI, an ocean-phobic detective evades the deadly lure of a phantom ship by delving into her family’s history and harnessing her matrilineal powers of premonition.

Raina is an accomplished detective working against smugglers and traffickers on PEI, and she’s eager for an imminent promotion. But there’s a catch: she has to go work on a Coast Guard ship for a week. And Raina, though Island born and raised, loathes the sea. When she starts pulling the threads of a missing-person case, she discovers how Doiron women’s uncanny abilities have impacted her ancestral line. Is she strong enough to carry her family’s legacy? Or will that legacy carry her out into the burning sea of spectres? 

Taber deftly braids three timelines together, with contemporary dialogue and moving historical writing, bringing to life three different generations of Acadian women in this mystery.