Marla Neuborn has found the best post-grad job in the world-as a "Lamplighter" working on Meditrine Island, an exclusive idyllic paradise owned and operated by a consortium of billionaires. All Lamplighters have to do is tend to the mansions, cook and clean, and turn on lights to make it appear the owners are home. But the job comes with conditions. Marla will not know the exact location of the island, and she will have no contact with the outside world for the duration of her stay.
Once on the island, Marla quickly learns the billionaire lifestyle is not all it is made out to be. The chief of security rules Meditrine with an iron fist. His private police force patrols the shores night and day, and CCTV cameras watch the Lamplighters relentlessly. Soon Marla will also discover first-hand that the island hides a terrible secret. She'll meet the resident known as the Skin Mechanic. And she'll find out why so few Lamplighters ever leave the island alive.
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About the Author
Frazer Lee is the writer/director of the award-winning movies On Edge and Red Lines.” His directing projects include the supernatural horror feature The Reformatory and the supernatural noir Adina, both in development. As screenwriter, his feature horror film Panic Button premiered at Marche du Film at Cannes in 2011.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In The Lamplighters, Frazer Lee has written a tale of horror that keeps you on the edge of your seat until the very last page.Frazer paints a description of Meditrine Island so vivid and seductively beautiful that you¿ll long to go there as much as the protagonist, Marla Neuborn does. But from Marla¿s first day we get the sense that something is wrong with this island paradise. The story unfolds and Marla¿s life unravels in an escalating series of horrendous events that climax in a gruesome conclusion you never see coming.You can¿t help but feel for the flawed, believable characters that populate this story. The touching back story of Vincent, the lighthouse keeper is worthy of its own novel.Frazer sprinkles wonderful turns of phrase across the pages the way sunlight sparkles on the sea. His prose brings a visceral feel to the more graphic scenes that few authors can manage with such style.Buy The Lamplighters and get a tour of Meditrine Island. It¿s the only safe way to visit.
I adore horror and this book was very good. I read the cover and thought okay, I'll give it a try. I am so glad I did. What a wonderful book. the characters, the idea, it just swept me away. I was there and it was great! I highly recommend this book. Keep writingFrazer Lee. I'll keep buying
If you like your horror laced with gore, and don't mind lots of gruesome details, this is the book for you. It was not my cup of tea - some passages are close to torture porn, with disgusting details of human pain and degradation. The real horror is that anyone would find this entertaining. To add insult to injury, the writing lacks style, and apparently the proofreader was asleep on the job, as there are numerous errors in the text.
The best horror stories not only frighten us, they also bring a new fear to store away in the recesses of our mind. The Lamplighters by Frazer Lee is a breath of fresh air, as much as it is a terrifying dance of death. When downtrodden Marla is hired to be a lamplighter, meaning someone to maintain the appearance of habitation on a remote island, she thinks she’s found the paradise that will turn her life around. Oh, her life is about to change, but not for the better. The island is shrouded in a dark mystery, and something malevolent stalks the night. People disappear. There is no escape. Hope is only a four letter word with no meaning. The Lamplighters is the real deal and Frazer Lee a new talent to keep a close eye on.