Combine an exotic (1) _________ (tropic) setting, a cleverly plot and an intriguing cast of characters and one would (2) _________ (right) expect a page-turner of a novel, especially considering it was written by acclaimed author, Daniel Bray. The (3) _________ (deny) truth, however, is that Bray seems to have lost his touch, if only in this isolated case. While Bray has added all the necessary (4) _________ (literature) ingredients, the book just seems a bit half-cooked. It starts (5) _________ (promise) enough - a beautiful naive nanny arrives on an isolated island only to discover her employer, the recently widowed Marquis De Banqueth, conceals a (6 ) _________ (mystery) secret. However, it simply doesn't go anywhere. In a nutshell, Bray leads his reader down an (7) _________ (end), rambling path without ever providing them with any (8) _________ (resolve) to the plot.