The Ridge by Michael Koryta
When it’s rainy and gloomy out it’s the perfect time to read a ghost story. The thunder started just as I was getting to the end of this one –perfect timing!
On a ridge in Kentucky an eccentric man built a fully functioning lighthouse. He keeps it lit every night and even uses infrared lenses when the new neighbors complain about the pulsing intense light. His new neighbors are about fifty rescued exotic cats. And they are NOT pleased about the move. Something just isn’t right about the ridge. Something that has the local humans and the big cats on edge. And when the lighthouse goes dark another light shows up on the ridge. This one is an eerie blue flame and nothing good comes to those who see it.
Koryta is now my go-to ghost story guy. He’s written three so far, and I’ve read two (this one and So Cold the River). I’m saving the last one for the next rainy stretch.