The Night Visitors
The latest thriller from the internationally bestselling author of The Lake of Dead Languages and The Other Mother, a story of mistaken identities and missed chances, forgiveness, and vengeance.
ALICE gets off a bus in the middle of a snowstorm in Delphi, NY. She is fleeing an abusive relationship and desperate to protect...
OREN, ten years old, a major Star Wars fan and wis...more
This is the first book by Ms. Goodman that I have read and it was a cleverly done thriller but so much more!
Oren and Alice are on the run for their lives through an ever increasing blizzard. Alice has finally found a way to rescue Oren from his abusive father even though her own life may now be in jeopardy. They have left behind a dead body, but whose, in the end, is it???
The story is told from two points of view, Alice and Mattie. Mattie is a kind soul, living in a run down, ...more
Alice is on the run, fleeing from an abusive relationship and with her is the 10 year old Oren. They arrive at the little town of Delphi, where they meet Mattie, who acts as a volunteer at a women’s shelter and is charged with taking the two to a safe house. Instead, she abandons protocol and takes them back to her home. But Mattie isn't the only one holding secrets. Soon Mattie’s pa ...more
Carol Goodman has crafted a creepy and addictive tale that will keep you up far past your bedtime. Unique and clever, this is a story you don’t just read you experience. Miss Goodmans descriptive writing will have you shuttering and covered in goosebumps. The feeling of impending doom and the cold of the snow seep through the pages of this book.
There is an element of the Supernatural in this book that ad ...more
Three lives intersect during the middle of a snowstorm.
Alice is fleeing an abusive relationship and is desperate to protect ....
Owen ... 10 years old, a Star Wars junkie, who may have a 'gift'. He bonds immediately with...
Mattie ... a social worker who meets Alice and Owen at the bus station and takes them to her huge home to stay until she can find a safe place for them. Owen reminds Mattie of her own young brother who died 30 years ago at the same age as Owen.
But someone is not telling the tru ...more
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Every once in a while I’ll take a break from my sci-fi and fantasy and satisfy my craving for a good thriller, so when I saw The Night Visitors by Carol Goodman and took in its synopsis and cover, I thought it would be perfect. You see, I have something of a weakness for snowbound thrillers. And for a while, things were going great and I thought I’d found another gem on my hands. Regrettably though, that was until the se ...more
Unlikeable protagonist, Alice, and Star Wars obsessed Oron are on the run from his abusive father. Enter social worker Mattie, equally messed up. Not sounding too bad...add one implausible twist after another, an irritating Alice and some questionable timeline issues (especially in the middle of an extreme snow storm) and you get average. Had the writing been a little more refined, the characters developed a little better, then some of these issues would ...more
Alice and ten-year-old Oren were running from abuse. Oren’s father, Davis, had hit his son and Alice for the last time. Alice had been warned, however, that if she ever took Oren away from him, he would hunt her down and kill her. But, what choice did she have? Davis was going to kill her and possibly Oren, anyway.
Oren was extraordinarily sensitive to people around him, and wise beyo ...more
Alice and Oren are on the run with a lot of secrets to hide. When she places a call to the Sanctuary Doreen arranges for Mattie to pick them up in the bus stop and take them to a safe place. When they finally arrive the snow is coming down. Mattie agrees to let them stay the night with her even though it is against the rules.
Mattie has secrets of her own, secrets that have driven her to start the network and help women hide from abusive situations. But little ...more
THIS BOOK WILL BE OUT 3-26-19!
THANK YOU Molly @ William Morrow Books for my review copy, in exchange for an honest review!!!
The cover of The Night Visitors is what originally drew me in – it looked spooky, creepy, and wintery. Perfect for these colds months. When I first spotted it on goodreads it jumped up on my list of “most anticipated books of 2019”.
With a blizzard in Buffalo, I picked a perfect day to start this eerie, win ...more
Alice and ten-year-old Oren are on the run. Despite the raging snowstorm and with nowhere to hide, Alice knew she has to run away from the abusive relationship she has with Davis not only to save herself but for Oren as well. The last call she's made is to a social worker and she's promised A ...more
I received a copy of this book from the publisher, Harper Collins, via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.
Wow, I wasn't expecting to like this as much as I did, it was absolutely brilliant.
Alice and Oren are on the run from an abusive husband and father when they end up with Mattie, a case worker, who has faced hardship in her life similar to that of Alice and Oren. Taking them in during a blizzard, w ...more
The book tells a story that we have all seen before and thereby can make some assumptions as ...more
Alice is escaping an abusive relationship, she takes Oren with her. But she has secrets she is not telling, and Oren has secrets too.
Mattie who is running an underground railroad for women and kids in needs is supposed to drive them to a safe place. But a storm is coming so she takes them home. And she has secrets too.
They have to spend time together while it snows. Mattie tries ...more
Mattie gets a call from the domestic abuse sanctuary where she works asking her to pick up a mother and her son from a bus station and take them to a shelter. Despite the shelter's rules, Mattie ends up bringing Alice and her son Oren back to her house for the night before she can find a more permanent place for them. Alice is desperate not to be put anywhere that she could be found and Oren is more than happy to spend the night at Mattie's old Victorian house. Oren reminds ...more
The Night Visitors was an atmospheric thriller told in alternating perspectives (with a slight supernatural bend) - a woman running from an abusive relationship with "her boy" and the social worker that takes them in during a storm until they can be sent someplace safe. Bot ...more
This was a great crime novel where no one is who they seem, but why and how will that change the course of their lives? Alice and ten-year-old Oren have escaped an abusive home and need to hide. Mattie is a social worker living in the middle of the woods who takes them in. But both women clearly have secrets, and while they can spot the deception in the other both assume it’s just for survival reasons. Add a storm, tempers flar ...more
I give it a 4.5 *technically*
This book is SO good. I was instantly drawn into this book. It starts off so suspenseful that you don’t even know what to think or make of it. I don’t want to say too much but there’s some things that are huge reveals and plot twists and it’s just insane. I don’t know why I have never read a Carol Goodman novel until now but she is definitely an author I will be picking up from again!
The Night Visitors is a psychologi ...more