Ah..the memories I have of Lara Parker and "Dark Shadows." I got hooked on it as a teenager. The four years Ms. Parker was on the show were teen heaven for a lovestruck young male! Her presence on the show was inestimable. While many of the other actors stumbled through their lines and looked to the camera for cues, Ms. Parker showed a professional finesse that the others just couldn't match. And those eyes..ah, those eyes! But, the book! It's not great literature, by any means. Her foray into Angelique's tormented youth and subsequent fall into witchcraft are overdrawn and histrionic. But, if you are a fan of the show and seize any opportunity to travel those Collinwood corridors again, the book is well worth the read. Lara, you should still make movies. Think of all the great "character roles" you could play now! But keep writing; your greatest fan is awaiting another opportunity to share in your nostalgia, too!