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The Lamplighters

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The Lamplighters by Emma Stonex
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Mar 16, 2021 | ISBN 9781984882158

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“Superbly accomplished…The Lamplighters is a whodunnit, horror novel, ghost story and fantastically gripping psychological investigation rolled into one. It is also a pitch-perfect piece of writing.” –The Guardian (London)

“Wonderfully smart and atmospheric.”The Observer

The Lamplighters is a tale with teeth, serrated like a shark’s. Once it’s got a hold of you, it doesn’t let go. This is a haunting mystery where the unsaid words, the unshared emotions, and the unfulfilled lives reverberate across the decades not unlike the ghosts rumored to haunt the tower lighthouse. And whether you prefer an atmospheric sea-set mystery or an unsettling story of madness and the mythic, this is a book that’s sure to satisfy.” Criminal Element
 
“Stonex brings vivid detail and emotional weight to the story of three lighthouse keepers who disappeared in the 1970s…The Lamplighters is beautifully written and understated in its lyricism, qualities that serve to heighten the almost unbearable tension of the story, which is packed with quiet revelations and observations.” CrimeReads

“Emma Stonex has written a gorgeous page-turner that is at once a mystery and a novel about mysteries–about how we all write our own endings and suffer betrayals, but still light the lamps so the people we love can find their way home.” –Charlotte Rogan, The Lifeboat

“Beautiful, absorbing and utterly riveting, The Lamplighters is a hymn to loneliness, to the sea, and to the stories we allow ourselves to believe when we are alone. I treasured every moment of this dazzlingly accomplished and completely unforgettable novel.” –Rosie Walsh, author of Ghosted

“A remarkable book, through every page, every character, the writing resonates with the dark, powerful presence of the sea.” –Raynor Winn, author of The Salt Path

“Transported me effortlessly…Haunting, harrowing and heartbreaking, this is a novel that will stay with you.” –Ashley Audrain, author of The Push

“A beautifully written, utterly compelling tale.” Jenny Colgan, New York Times bestselling author of The Bookshop on the Corner

“Stonex’s unique tale juxtaposes oddly compelling reality—the daily challenges of being a lighthouse keeper for the men and their families—against a series of strange, poignant, near-mystical happenings that will pull readers in and keep them mesmerized right to the end.” Booklist

“Stonex’s spectacular debut wraps a haunting mystery in precise, starkly beautiful prose…Seamlessly marrying quotidian detail with ghostly touches, the author captures both the lighthouse’s lure and the damage its isolation and confinement wreak on minds and families. The convincing resolution brings a welcome note of healing. Readers will eagerly await Stonex’s next.” –Publisher’s Weekly, starred review

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