Hello all readers!
Today I’m taking part in the blog tour for The Lamplighters by Emma Stonex which was released 4th March this year, with the most fabulous cover I have ever seen! See below!
They say we’ll never know what happened to those men.
They say the sea keeps its secrets…
Cornwall, 1972. Three keepers vanish from a remote lighthouse, miles from the shore. The entrance door is locked from the inside. The clocks have stopped. The Principal Keeper’s weather log describes a mighty storm, but the skies have been clear all week.
What happened to those three men, out on the tower? The heavy sea whispers their names. The tide shifts beneath the swell, drowning ghosts. Can their secrets ever be recovered from the waves?
Twenty years later, the women they left behind are still struggling to move on. Helen, Jenny and Michelle should have been united by the tragedy, but instead it drove them apart. And then a writer approaches them. He wants to give them a chance to tell their side of the story. But only in confronting their darkest fears can the truth begin to surface . . .
The Lamplighters is a heart-stopping mystery rich with the salty air of the Cornish coast, and an unforgettable story of love and grief that explores the way our fears blur the line between the real and the imagined.
Star Rating – 4 Stars
I really enjoyed this book.
It sounded like the perfect mystery to me and I was not disappointed.
I mentioned previously the cover and I just wanted to touch on that again. The cover is beautiful! It reminds me so much of the sea. The dark colours used makes me thinks of the rumours and speculations swirling around the mystery and what happened, forever changing due to memory and never truly knowing.
The book is split up into different times; the lighthouse keepers point of views before they went missing and the wives and partners left behind and their view on events many years later. I really liked how this was written, especially where the characters were talking to the interviewer or themselves – it was really interesting to read.
This book is filled with secrets, all 6 characters have various secrets that add to the twists and turns of the mystery which leads the reader to different answers as to ‘who-dunnit’ before eventually finding out at the conclusion of the story. I also found it interesting that the interviewer themselves was a mystery and kept in the dark from readers until the end. Mystery upon mystery upon mystery.
Be sure to check out the rest of the blog tour run by Midas PR running until mid April.