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The Visitors

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In 1984, four peculiar children arrive to the island of Maui; thin to the point of frailty and with little speech or understanding, they are thrust into the begrudging custody of an elderly, reclusive couple that hold dark secrets to the children's strange and unimaginable past.

Sara Deuraux, the couple's young, adopted daughter tries to make sense of the new family members
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Paperback, 398 pages
Published August 16th 2013 by Create Space independent publishing platform
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Angela Hornback
Oct 09, 2013 Angela Hornback rated it it was ok
I won this book as part of a giveaway. I was so excited to read it. So imagine my disappointment when I realized it wasn't very good. It should have been. It had what could've been a wonderful storyline. It is set in Maui and a lot of it is written as the natives would pronounce the words. This is usually not a problem for me. However it also throws in words that one would only know the meaning of if they had lived there and it never gives the meaning. Not only does it not give the meaning it ...more
Goreadabook
Oct 13, 2013 Goreadabook rated it it was amazing
I rarely read horror, but this book really spoke to me. Maybe it was the Hawaiian setting? Or the old fashioned, yarn-spinning storytelling style, reminiscent of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase? It's really hard to say what makes a story great, but this one is truly magical and alive with an almost cinematic writing style. Every detail is very real and easy to see. Sometimes terrifyingly so.

If you are looking for a fast and captivating thriller whose characters you can truly pity through their e
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Courtney Taylor
Oct 10, 2013 Courtney Taylor rated it liked it
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The Visitors definitely left me with mixed feelings. On the one hand, I liked the interesting new take on an old storyline, and all the different characters that came into play. But there were some things that threw me off, like the dialogue that was sometimes hard to get through and a quick, uncomfortable hint at romance that left me feeling awkward. I don't think this is one I'll read again soon, but it was good enough that I could devour it in a few days.
Megan
Feb 06, 2014 Megan rated it it was ok
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Uhhh is there a sequel? I don't know if I should give it two or three stars. While I did like it, I feel really confused and like nothing was explained. It is an almost 400 page book so there was plenty of time to explain. Perhaps the author wanted you to draw your own conclusions? Even then too much was unexplained. From what I can tell there is no sequel... but if there is I will change my rating.
Tanya
Mar 17, 2014 Tanya rated it it was ok
I was very disappointed based on the following:
Disjointed plot.
Lots of local slang used with no definitions and insufficient context to conclude actual meaning.
Lack of character development of several key players.
Glacial pacing until the very end.
Dissatisfying ending.
Michele
Oct 28, 2013 Michele rated it did not like it
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I have tried for 3 weeks to read this book and just could not get into it at all. I made it to page 63 before I just had to quit. 3 weeks on a book is alot of time and the book is small. It should have only taken me a day to read. I am not sure why I couldn't get into the book.
Hannah Davies
Aug 16, 2015 Hannah Davies rated it it was amazing
Book was brilliant!!

Reading the first chapter I honestly did not think I would enjoy it - didnt even think I would make it to the end... But from then on... Gripping!!!

There were constant twists and turns that were unexpected and an ending I truely did not expect! Brilliant.
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This book looks so intriguing and exciting. Would love to win this!
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