Excellent article, Kat, about what must surely be one of the most outstanding pieces of new writing available to read on CompletelyNovel.
Making one’s readers ‘enjoyably terrified’ is no mean feat. My heart was racing throughout Lighthouse, just as my eyes were racing across the pages in order to discover the fate of the protagonists…
As Heidi says, it will certainly be a treat to read Baker’s next novel.
Thank you so much, Kat, for your excellent article on The Lighthouse Keeper. And thank you, Elizabeth, for your kind words. It gives me a warm feeling inside (or should that be cold, clammy and filled with eldritch terror?) when readers say how much they’ve enjoyed the book.
I’m still hard at work on my next book (working title: “Dyatlov Pass”), which will, hopefully, raise a few more goosebumps!
And thanks to Heidi, too!
Yep – definitely looking forward to the next novel too!
As Alan seems to modest to point it out, I’d like to let everyone know that he’s uploaded more of his work to CN, including one of his earlier novels that seems along the same unsettling lines as The Lighthouse Keeper (I’ve only just started reading, so I can’t say for sure). It’s called The House of Ten Kingdoms, and is here:
I now really want to read The Lighthouse Keeper. It sounds like it captures the imagination and I’d like to “feel” the sea salt while reading in the rain this wet summer!