Editorial reviews

NZ Booklovers
"...an astonishing, unputdownable debut... This is the best novel I have read this year..."
Full review at NZ Booklovers

Kete Books
"This novel meticulously examines grief and the reverberations it has through lives."
Full review at Kete Books

Kirkus
"...smart, suspenseful, and briskly paced work... Parker offers plenty of heart, including messages about the enduring power of family and how love can conquer one's fear of the unknown."
Full review at Kirkus

Booklife
"Parker's debut novel is a work of character-driven magical realism dealing with themes of filial love, grief, and existence in the liminal space between life and death."
Full review at Booklife

Foreword
"...a satisfying supernatural novel in which human spirits and resilience win out over loss and despair."
Full review at Foreword


Podcast/video reviews

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Reader reviews

A Bookish Way of Life
"It was magical, enchanting, and such a treat to read. I was hooked from page one and did not put this book down for anything."
Full review at A Bookish Way of Life

Glorious Sunrise
"...a beautifully-written tale of a teenager coping with a huge loss in her life. The Lighthouse makes for an amazing read, and is a guaranteed "unputdownable" find."
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Bibliotica
"Haunting, sometimes even spooky, but also cozy hopeful and full of love, The Lighthouse is a fast read defining its own genre: the cozy neo-gothic."
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Storiescape
"It made me smile, made me cry, made my heart ache and made me believe that in the end things fall to where they belong."
Full review at Storiescape

Reeca's Pieces
"I do not want to give anything away…but you better have tissues ready!"
Full review at Reeca's Pieces

Seelk's Fire and Ice
"The story elicited so many emotions, I cried, I smiled, I wondered, I sighed, and got scared too."
Full review at Seelk's Fire and Ice

Reedsy
"This interesting story will take you on a mysterious journey into a magical realm where there's suspense, love, & of course the lighthouse."
Full review at Reedsy

Seelk's Fire and Ice
"The story elicited so many emotions, I cried, I smiled, I wondered, I sighed, and got scared too."
Full review at Seelk's Fire and Ice


The Lighthouse on Goodreads

The Lighthouse The Lighthouse
reviews: 4
ratings: 4 (avg rating 4.75)