The Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian

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8 Critic Reviews

...Bohjalian is a master,, and the slow-mounting dread makes this a frightful ride.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

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, has to ditch his 70-seat regional jet in Lake Champlain due to double engine failure. The body count? Thirty-nine.        What follow is a riveting ghost story with all the hallmarks readers have come to expect from bestselling, award-winning novelist Chris Bohjalian: a palpable sense of place, meticulous research, 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.
 

About Chris Bohjalian

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CHRIS BOHJALIAN is the critically acclaimed author of twelve novels, including the New York Times bestsellers Skeletons at the Feast, The Double Bind, and Midwives. His novel, Midwives, was a number one New York Times bestseller and a selection of Oprah's Book Club. His work has been translated into more than 25 languages and twice became movies (Midwives and Past the Bleachers). He lives in Vermont with his wife and daughter. Visit him at www.ChrisBohjalian.com or on Facebook.From the Hardcover edition.
 
Published October 4, 2011 by Broadway Books. 401 pages
Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction
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Critic reviews for The Night Strangers
All: 8 | Positive: 6 | Negative: 2

Kirkus

Below average

A practical magick horror story with a not-entirely-satisfying resolution.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
on Aug 15 2011

...Bohjalian is a master,, and the slow-mounting dread makes this a frightful ride.

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Examiner

Good
on Oct 13 2011

This novel will leave you on the edge of your seat, and you won’t want to put it down. It’s a page-turning ghost story.

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Book Reporter

Good
on Oct 06 2011

THE NIGHT STRANGERS is a great read for fans of early Stephen King and Shirley Jackson...

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USA Today

Good
Reviewed by Patty Rhule on Oct 19 2011

With echoes of Rosemary's Baby and The Shining, The Night Strangers draws from common horror tropes. But Bohjalian adds fresh chills with his seductive group of herbalists and the parallels to Sullenberger.

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The Seattle Times

Good
on Oct 01 2011

Bohjalian is parsimonious in the way he issues information, slowly building an increasing sense of dread with each page.

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MostlyFiction Book Reviews

Excellent
on Oct 08 2011

Chris Bohjalian has always been an outstanding descriptive writer who uses setting brilliantly. He has a gift for creating sympathetic characters with whom the reader can readily identify.

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The Roanoke Times

Below average
on Oct 23 2011

...readers well-versed in ghost stories or afraid of flying should look elsewhere.

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