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{Review} The Lamplighters by Frazer Lee

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by Frazer Lee
Published by Samhain Publishing Genres: Fiction, Horror
Pages: 272
Format: eARC
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Marla was down on her luck writing bad checks and avoiding her landlady. Out of the blue, a once in a lifetime job offer comes her way and she accepts even though some of the rules seem to be a little extreme. But, hey. She’s get to travel to a beautiful island and it’s not like she has a better job lined up. All she has to do is clean and “use” a house as if someone is living there and in a year she’ll be paid handsomely. No phones, T.V., or communication are allowed. There are some other rules that are not to be broken, but she’ll find out the hard way what happens to people who don’t do as they’re told.

This read started out a little slow and clunky and I did question where the story was going and was kinda wanting the pace to pick up. I could have done without a lot of Marla’s…no, Marla period.
I don’t know why I wasn’t able to connect with her other than the fact that she was very naive and constantly laid the blame on others for her own issues.
Moving on.
The second half picked up greatly and this is where Lamplighters begins to shine.
The island and its inhabitants are hiding a secret. Marla and company are about to find out the real reason why they qualified for the job.

A straight B-movie read.

About Frazer Lee

Frazer Lee is a Bram Stoker Award® nominated author, screenwriter and director.

A Bram Stoker Award® Finalist for ‘Best First Novel’ “The Lamplighters”, Frazer’s published works also include “The Jack in the Green” and “The Lucifer Glass” from Samhain Publishing, along with the Amazon number 1* horror/thriller ‘Panic Button: official movie novelisation’ (*ranked #1 for 9 weeks, Amazon.co.uk) .

As screenwriter, Frazer was commissioned to write the acclaimed horror/thriller feature film screenplay “Panic Button” , which went on to premiere at Cannes and secure worldwide distribution. He also wrote the award-winning short film ‘Simone‘.

His directing credits include the multi award-winning shorts “On Edge” and “Red Lines” , and the promo campaign for Discovery Channel’s ‘True Horror’. His new short film “The Stay” is in post-production. He was named one of the Top 12 UK short film directors in MySpace.com’s Movie Mash-up contest by a panel including representatives from 20th Century Fox, Vertigo and Film4.

Frazer also lectures in Creative Writing/Screenwriting to B.A. and M.A. level at Brunel University and Birkbeck University of London. His guest speaking engagements have included The London Screenwriters Festival and The Guerilla Filmmakers Masterclass.

Frazer resides in leafy Buckinghamshire, UK with his family. When he isn’t getting lost in a forest he is working on new writing and film projects.

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