The Lamplighters, by Frazer Lee is a thriller that dabbles a bit in the horror genre at the end. The novel starts out with the main character being offered what sounds like a dream job on a very secluded island. All she has to do is spend a year on the island and clean one of the large houses that she is told are only used by the wealthy owners for a short time every year. There is a catch, however. There is no way for her to communicate with the outside world. Things take a sinister turn as she learns more about what is going on from her fellow lamplighters, and she feels like she is being watched.
Overall, this was a very entertaining read. If I could have stayed up all night to finish it, I would have. Unfortunately, work got in the way. I was a bit surprised when I got to the end of the book though. It reads and is set up like a conventional thriller, but switches into the horror genre at the end. Normally such an abrupt change would be very jarring, but Lee is a strong enough writer to pull this off without any real problems. This is a very character driven book, and I did enjoy the characters, although I felt several them were a bit stereotypical and were there to serve an obvious role. The most interesting characters are the more sinister ones, but they are not revealed until near the end of the book. I enjoyed The Lamplighters and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a well paced thriller.