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Emma Stonex on The Lamplighters

Join Emma Stonex as she discusses her new book, The Lamplighters, one of 2021's most anticipated debut novels

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Thursday 4th March, 2021 @ 7:30 pm

  • Book Launch
  • In Conversation
  • Online event

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About the Event

Join Emma Stonex as she discusses her new book, The Lamplighters, one of 2021's most anticipated debut novels.

They say we'll never know what happened to those men. They say the sea keeps its secrets...

'A mystery, a love story and a ghost story, all at once. I didn't want it to end' S J WatsonCornwall, 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 . .

Inspired by real events, The Lamplighters is an intoxicating and suspenseful mystery, an unforgettable story of love and grief that explores the way our fears blur the line between the real and the imagined.

About the Book

The Lamplighters
The Lamplighters

Emma Stonex

Publisher:Pan Macmillan

Publication date:4 Mar 2021

ISBN:9781529047318

3.91 out of 5
6 reviews
"an elegant novel that is as interested in the notion of hope and acceptance as it is in murder and revenge."
The Observer
"Three lighthouse keepers disappear in a whodunnit, horror novel, ghost story and fantastically gripping psychological investigation rolled into one"
The Guardian
"a highly accomplished debut"
Prima
"[a] riveting, creepy mystery novel"
Red
"It is rare for a story to hold as fast to its secrets as Emma Stonex’s literary suspense mystery The Lamplighters"
The Sunday Times
"(the) novel’s strength lies in the way it explores the existential condition of lighthouse keeping itself"
The Daily Telegraph

They say we'll never know what happened to those men. They say the sea keeps its secrets . . . 'A mystery, a love story and a ghost story, all at once. I didn't want it to end' - S J Watson 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 . . . Inspired by real events, The Lamplighters by Emma Stonex is an intoxicating and suspenseful mystery, an unforgettable story of love and grief that explores the way our fears blur the line between the real and the imagined.