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Annamaria Gabor can kill with a whisper and a touch. Her victims never realize she’s given them a deadly disease. The cops will never arrest her. No jury will ever convict her. And no one can stop her—no one except her brother.

Luke Johnson can heal by touch. He works as a night janitor in hospitals and nursing homes, healing patients as discreetly as he can. Once people no
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Published May 2nd 2019 by T. F. Allen (first published May 2019)
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Dave
Luke is a night janitor on the run. In between cleaning the floors, he slips into hospital rooms and touches patients. But, don't get too concerned. He's not some weird perv. He really does have magic healing hands. The only thing is most people don't understand and don't believe and when he gets caught and they get suspicious there's trouble. And, to cap it off, his sister has a team of assassins tracking Luke down. She wants him dead and nothing is going to stop her. Like the tv show “Heroes,” ...more
Lou
May 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Watch your back Joe Hart, T.F. Allen is after your crown! I was so utterly surprised by this supernatural thriller you could've knocked me down with a feather. This makes a refreshing change to the identikit thrillers that are absolutely flooding the marketplace of late. It is effectively a meditation on the age-old depiction of good vs evil and had me captivated from the opening pages, so much so that I read it in a single sitting.

Brother and sister, Luke and Anna both have supernatural powers
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Annika
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I'm currently trying to finish off all the books I've put on hold during my reading rut over the last few months. The Night Janitor was one of them.

Which is why I'm not sure whether my dislike of certain parts and characters of this book was due to said book slump or because they actually sucked... So I'm going to try to figure it out by breaking down the things I liked and the things I didn't like about this book.

Liked:
• The idea. Very unique premise I haven't encountered before, three siblings
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Paula  Phillips
May 21, 2019 rated it liked it
This was a suspenseful and thrilling read as we have three siblings - one who can kill with a whisper, one who can save with a touch and the other who can silence with a whisper. Growing up Luke and AnnaMarie went through life as slaves to their father's con ways as he was a faith preacher who one day when the pair of them no longer decided to play into his cons, they were left behind and AnnaMaria was attacked. As they grew older, the siblings went their separate ways. AnnaMaria became one of t ...more
Well Read Beard
Jul 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-books
3.5 Stars

A satisfying, suspense filled thriller. I don't read a ton of thrillers or suspense novels so I don't have a ton to compare it to, but it was clean, precise, well-edited. The story is intriguing and you will definitely be turning the pages fast with this one. If you are a fan of thrillers, this is for you. I honestly do not know what separates a book like this from the big, best-selling thriller authors, It feels to me like it fits that mold perfectly. Not overly horrific ( but some ),
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Kat Dietrich

The Night Janitor by T.F. Allen is a thriller, with a touch of supernatural.

First, let me thank NetGalley, and the author, for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.


My Synopsis: (No major reveals, but if concerned, skip to My Opinions)
Luke has a gift. His hands can heal. He moves from place to place, working in hospitals and nursing homes as a janitor. He helps when he can. But he never stays long, because he’s on the run. His younger si
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Cam
Apr 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you netgalley and publisher for this book to review.

Luke hides in plain sight of others by dressing as a janitor and going from state to state and hospital to hospital healing people with terminal illness with his touch.
With Ying there is always a Yang, which is his sister, Anna, who can bring disease and death with her touch. Anna has people out to kill her brother Luke while she seeks to climb the high chain in government. This book started off 5 stars and began to dwindle half way thr
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Tracy Robinson
The supernatural elements described in the synopsis are what drew me to accepting this book for review. A brother and sister that can heal and hurt respectively? Sure, I’ll give that a try. Also, I enjoy a good thriller/suspense from time to time, so that was another factor I found enticing.

Unfortunately, while this was a decent read for me, I just lost interest and that important reader/story connection pretty early on. I haven’t been able to decide exactly why this was the case, but I’ll go i
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 Reading Reindeer 2021 On Proxima Centauri
An exceptionally engrossing paranormal novel with fantastic characterizations which I read in one sitting, THE NIGHT JANITOR I would classify as Paranormal Psychological Thriller. It's immensely captivating: the characters are well drawn (and some of them are very unusual), the suspense is constantly ratcheted maximally, and there's plenty of plot convolutions and mystery to keep even jaded readers racing through its pages.

Once upon a time, some four decades ago, a con artist pretended to be a f
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Kayla Krantz
Luke works at a hospital as a janitor, but he’s no ordinary janitor. He has a power. With it, he can heal people by touch alone, and he has a knack for healing those close to death. One day though, those powers get him caught by a nurse. He knows it’s time to move on because staying in place could help his sister find him. The one who wishes to kill him. His sister is gifted too, but unlike him, her gifts help her to destroy.

I loved the good versus evil struggle throughout the story. Especially
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Diana Gitau
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book reminds me of the TV Show, Heroes. Although, different from my usual reads, I was captivated right from the blurb.

This is the story of two siblings with special gifts. Anna Maria can kill with just a whisper and a touch. For instance, if she touches your hand and whispers arthritis, that is it for you! On the other hand, Luke has the gift of healing. I can’t tell you how much I envied him. Imagine having a gift that allows you to stop pain and suffering. I wish this was a real gift!

The
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Book Him Danno
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Starting this book without having read anything else by this author and simple amazed at how quickly he is able to pull readers into this supernatural thriller that will have readers finishing it late into the night unable to pull away. T. F Allen creates a world that readers are able to get lost in for a few hours with the characters who are details, real and heartbreakingly lost in the world they are running from.

This is one author readers will not be able to get enough of.



Thank you to Netgall
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Sue Plant
Apr 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
would like to thank netgalley and the publisher for letting me read this amazing book

good v evil....the stuff we love to read...a brother and sister with special gifts, his is to heal hers is to kill by whispering the most dreadful diseases she can think of

he is on the run she is out to kill him...

what a story and i loved the ending...

what a lovely fast flowing story this was, going to be keeping an eye out for more from this author...he can certainly write a good story
Emmy
Sep 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobook
•audiobook•

Nothing like a little bit of sibling rivalry to turn the world upside down!

I liked the story and the plot. The delivery, world building, and characters (themselves, relationships, intersections) were weak.

The romance was a complete misfit. It also conflicted with the nurse’s personality; one minute she’s procedure/policy and literally five minutes later, she throws caution to the wind to pursue something she doesn’t understand and isn’t explained to her - and no, she isn’t kidnapped
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Todd Simpson
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a fabulous story that had me hooked from the beginning. The plot certainly grabbed my attention as being a little bit different, and I’m glad that I chose it to read as it was thoroughly entertaining. I also like the Authors writing style, and the unique and interesting characters.
Luke Johnson liked to work as a night janitor in hospitals in whatever city or town he found himself in. Being totally ignored by doctors, nurses and family members of the sick is exactly what he wanted. Luke
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Thompson615
Apr 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Night Janitor reached out and grabbed me from page one! I couldn’t put it down and finished it in one sitting.
Luke works the night shift at a hospital, being a janitor means no one really notices him. Doctors, nurses and other personnel go about their business while Luke heals critically ill patients with his hands. He’s been doing this for years in different locations but he always ends up running either because people begin to notice or because his sister Annamarie has sent assassins afte
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Lexxi
May 24, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Keeper was one of my favorite books that I read this year and I was so excited for T. F. Allen's next book to come out. I felt disappointed. The characters all felt flat to me. I didn't find myself caring about them or being invested in the story. I really had to force myself to get through this. There also were a lot of cliches in the book. Our main character Luke meets a nurse (whose name I've already forgotten) and numerous interactions one of them will notice the energy between them. Not ...more
Ryan
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Minor spoilers

A quality supernatural thriller that I could not put down! The book was more exciting than scary, yet horror movie buffs might relate to the 1981 film THE OMEN 3: THE FINAL CONFLICT while reading the novel. I know I did and that’s not a bad thing. I was also impressed with the cat and mouse road trip locations that Allen presented while conveying the ‘good vs. evil’ approach. Hopefully readers will see a film adaptation soon.

Special thanks to NetGalley for eBook copy for the review
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Cynthia Rodrigues
Jan 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Full & Detailed review: https://cynthology.blogspot.com/2020/...

I don’t know what genre to categorise this book into. It was a thriller certainly, but its supernatural elements were at the core of this story.
Luke Johnson works as a night janitor at a hospital. It is not his real name. The job allows him access to patients, allows him to heal. His only aim is to heal people of their illness, heal the world of the evil that his sister stands for.
Luke has amazing powers of healing, while his sister
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Cheryl
May 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Good vs. evil; dark vs. light

Lucian and Annamaria's father was a con man, a charlatan, moving his wife and children around the country and bilking people out of money all while claiming to be a faith healer.

Little did he realize that his children actually had paranormal abilities. Annamaria can hurt or even kill people with a touch and a whisper while Lucian actually can heal people just by touching them.

When Annamaria is 13 years old, the parents desert their children, afraid of Annamaria's abi
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Ruth Parker
Jun 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Be prepared to stay up all night....

This wasn't what I expected, especially based on the cover, but I found it very enjoyable anyway. In fact, I think it was actually better than I was expecting. This was a supernatural mystery with unusual characters.

A great read, I would absolutely recommend this.
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Allen Madding
Aug 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Riveting Thriller

A brother that can heal by a touch and a sister that can kill with a word. Good versus evil. This is a thriller that pulls you in and won't let you lay it down.
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Jenny
May 16, 2019 rated it liked it
This is absolutely a good book! I never encountered this kind of plot. Its unique and absolutely enjoyable considering this is the first book I have read from T.F Allen. And I could say that the author has a way of delivering a story in a way that readers could be easily drawn to. The writing style was so simple to understand.

Overall, its a good book. Definitely checking out some of the author’s other books.
Diana
Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book reminds me of the TV Show, Heroes. Although, different from my usual reads, I was captivated right from the blurb.

This is the story of two siblings with special gifts. Anna Maria can kill with just a whisper and a touch. For instance, if she touches your hand and whispers arthritis, that is it for you! On the other hand, Luke has the gift of healing. I can’t tell you how much I envied him. Imagine having a gift that allows you to stop pain and suffering. I wish this was a real gift!

The
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Laura
Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Night Janitor by T. F. Allen is one of those books that will have you still wanting more when it is over. This was my first read from this author and now I wish he had 20 more books to read. I may seem to give positive reviews on a lot of books but I tend to read only the genres that I truly enjoy and have already formed an opinion and ideas based on the writers ability to first, keep my attention and second, the authors ability to allow his or writing to flow so that it is a very easy read ...more
Janet C.
Dec 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Suspenseful.

Very interesting storyline. This book kept my attention all the way to the end. Characters were believable...some likeable and others not so much. I would love to read a sequel.
Gita Sturtevant
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
great awesome not enough

reviewer GSinge23@aol says .man born to write please don't miss this ever,......mmm .hmmm hmmm mmm mm. .mmm mmm mmm Will buy for me
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Lori Elms
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good read

I enjoyed this book. It's story is fast paced and exciting. It was well written and hard to put down.
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Ivory Castle
Jun 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Luke Johnson is a hospital janitor with an amazing ability to heal the sick and dying. Working in a hospital provides the perfect opportunity to do so while trying to keep a low profile. Someone sees him as a threat and wants him dead. He can never stay long in one location and is constantly trying to evade his pursuers. Marisa is a nurse who discovers his healing powers while on duty at the hospital. They share a desire to help others and go on the run together. Anna Varner has the power to giv ...more
Laura
Aug 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio
I received this book for free. I am voluntarily leaving this review and all opinions expressed herein are my own.

Here, Luke Johnson works as the night janitor at the hospital. Luke has a special power to heal by touch and as he works he will heal those who are very sick or dying. When Luke's abilities create too much attention, he just moves on. At his current job, he touches a patient and is caught by a nurse. Luke knows that he needs to move on because his sister, Annamaria, is trying to find
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