Searching for Something Spooky? – A Review of The Night Strangers
Chris Bohjalian’s new audio book, The Night Strangers is sure to send shivers down your spine. Chip and Emily Linton and their twin ten year old girls move into an old Victorian house in northern New Hampshire after double engine failure causes Chip to ditch his plane in Lake Champlain. Unlike the Miracle on the Hudson, 39 of the passengers on board the plane die in the crash. Coincidentally, the Linton’s new house has a strange door in the basement that has been sealed shut with 39 six-inch-long carriage bolts. This is definitely not lost on Chip who is immediately concerned about his unfortunate passengers and curious about what is hiding behind the door.
The door in the basement is not the only creepy thing in this new town, the women are very strange. They are called “The Herbalists” and they are all named after herbs, flowers and other plants. The women take quite an interest in the Linton twins as well as their father. This is rather unsettling as the previous owners of this old house also had a set of twins and one of them committed suicide in his early teens.
This thrilling tale is captivating from the very beginning. From the description I was expecting a tale of a haunted house, but this is much more than that. I listened to the last 6 hours straight through because I needed to know what was going to happen next. The narrators, Alison Fraser and Mark Bramhall do a wonderful job and heighten the suspense.
I highly recommend this book for anyone looking to get in the Halloween spirit with a good ghost story or anyone who enjoys the anticipation and excitement that comes with trying to solve a mystery.
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