The Lightkeepers by Abby Geni
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Publication Date: January 12, 2016
Genres: Fiction, Thriller, Contemporary
Trigger warning – this book deals with violent sexual assault
Miranda is a nature and wildlife photographer who gets the opportunity to live on the remote and isolated Farallon Islands off the coast of San Francisco with a group of quirky scientists who study the animals on the island. Sourrounded by incredible and deadly wildlife, she settles into living so far removed from the world. Soon after she arrives, Miranda is assaulted. Days later her assaulter is found dead. She witnesses the miracles of the island while questioning what happened to her as more violence continues to unfold all around her.
I was not expecting this book at all, nor was I expecting to enjoy this book so much. It was absolutely incredible and I highly recommend it. The atmosphere or seclusion and nature that Abby Geni created was intoxicating and difficult to put down.
Geni’s depicting of how the human mind protects itself in the most extreme and vulnerable conditions was captivating. And since this is a spoiler free review, all I can say is that the plot twists were jaw propping and gasp causing!
Miranda is truly a character that had such depth and was very likeable from the first page. Maybe that is because I felt as if I saw some of myself in her, but it was most likely from the ingenious way that she was written.
The other characters were very dividing; some being extremely likable and others repulsed me. The developments that build on each character throughout the entirety of the book was well thought out and perfectly executed. At the end, I felt as if I understood each character and their motivations through the book as a whole and all of the little bread crumbs that Geni left fit together. It truly was lovely.
The final piece that I want to talk about is how she approached sexual assault. The situation that was depicted in the book has happened to millions of women who want nothing more than to enjoy a drink or two then go to bed. The reality of being a witness to the grotesque violation in the story was heartbreaking. National Sexual Violence Resource Center is a website that can be used to help victims find help, a place to find how you can get involved, and a wonderful resource for statistics. Please go check them out.
I highly recommend this book because it was amazing from start to end! Go check it out!
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