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The night strangers : a novel

Author: Chris Bohjalian
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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From the bestselling author of The Double Bind, Skeletons at the Feast, and Secrets of Eden, comes a riveting and dramatic ghost story. In a dusty corner of a basement in a rambling Victorian house in northern New Hampshire, a door has long been sealed shut with 39 six-inch-long carriage bolts. The home's new owners are Chip and Emily Linton and their twin ten-year-old daughters. Together they hope to rebuild their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Ghost stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Bohjalian
ISBN: 9780307394996 0307394999 9780307888860 030788886X
OCLC Number: 672300128
Description: 378 p. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Chris Bohjalian.

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From the bestselling author of The Double Bind, Skeletons at the Feast, and Secrets of Eden, comes a riveting and dramatic ghost story. In a dusty corner of a basement in a rambling Victorian house in northern New Hampshire, a door has long been sealed shut with 39 six-inch-long carriage bolts. The home's new owners are Chip and Emily Linton and their twin ten-year-old daughters. Together they hope to rebuild their lives there after Chip, an airline pilot, had to ditch his 70-seat regional jet in Lake Champlain after double engine failure. Unlike the Miracle on the Hudson, however, most of the passengers aboard Flight 1611 died on impact or were drowned. The body count? Thirty-nine, a coincidence not lost on Chip when he discovers the number of bolts in that basement door. Meanwhile, Emily finds herself wondering about the women in this sparsely populated White Mountain village, self-proclaimed herbalists, and their interest in her fifth-grade daughters. Are the women mad? Or is it her husband, in the wake of the tragedy, whose grip on sanity has become desperately tenuous? The result is a powerful ghost story with a palpable sense of place, an unerring sense of the demons that drive us, and characters we care about deeply. The difference this time? Some of those characters are dead.

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Felt like a fairytale beefed up for adults

by ZiggyZiggler (WorldCat user published 2012-04-09) Fair Permalink


<div class="reviewText mediumText description">This book was alright. I think it might have gotten my interest more if it opened with some of the events closer to the end. Also, it was kind of unrealistic for me. The pace seemed slow for a paranormal book. I wouldn't call...
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