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The Lamplighters: The Sunday Times bestseller

The Lamplighters: The Sunday Times bestseller by Emma Stonex

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By Emma Stonex

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23 Feb 2021


Firstly, I’d like to thank Net Galley for the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book.

I was quite excited about reading this book. Based on the true story of the disappearance of three lighthouse keepers who go missing from their lighthouse in 1972. However, although I quite enjoyed this book, it was a bit slow. The story jumped from 1972, when the men disappeared, to 1992, on the 20th anniversary of the disappearance, and each chapter was written from the perspective of one character, from the three lighthouse keepers and their partners. You needed to concentrate to know whose account you were reading.

Also, as I love a good thriller, I thought that it might lead to an exciting conclusion about what happened, but I don’t feel it did, unfortunately.

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