Halfway through the week and almost to the end of the month!
Thanks to William Morrow for the free advanced copy in exchange for my honest review
THE NIGHT VISITORS – Carol Goodman (out now!)
Last year I read her book THE OTHER MOTHER and loved it – it was also my introduction to Carol Goodman. I was looking forward to picking up another of her books.
My Thoughts: 4/5 stars!
This is my second book by Carol Goodman and I haven’t been disappointed yet! THE NIGHT VISITORS was a solid thriller with plenty of twists thrown in to keep me captivated. At just about 300 pages this was a quick one but it helped that the pacing was perfect.
Stuck in a snow storm, man does that sound familiar for this Minnesotan, is somewhere you don’t want to be. Especially in an unfamiliar setting with a couple of strangers. We have Alice, who is fleeing an abusive relationship and desperately trying to protect Oren. Oren is only 10 years old, a Star Wars fan with some special gifts. Oren instantly bonds with Mattie. Mattie is a social worker who decides to take them in as opposed to following protocol and bring them to a shelter. Each character has their own secrets that begin to come out as the storm worsens outside.
I think Goodman set the scene perfectly. As someone that has been snowed in before (or forced to stay in due to dangerously low temperatures – thank you, Polar Vortex 2018) she did a great job capturing the stir crazy feelings you can begin to experience. I enjoyed the different twists and turns as the story unfolded and I really enjoyed the ending. One thing I’ve noticed between this book and THE OTHER MOTHER is that Goodman has nailed the eerie and gothic atmosphere. Plenty of creepy and eerie moments that hung around the characters and I loved it. Definitely need to pick up more of her work the next time I’m at the bookstore.