The Night Sister

The Night Sister

Large Print - 2015 | Large Print edition
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A suspenseful tale set in rural Vermont that probes the bond between sisters and the peril of keeping secrets.
Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2015
Edition: Large Print edition
ISBN: 9781628997217
1628997214
Branch Call Number: FIC
Characteristics: 463 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

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Readyreader1st
Jan 04, 2021

Of monsters and men, transformations and secrets, the end just seemed, couldn't think of one?

esmom1 Dec 21, 2019

I am a HUGE fan of McMahon's and buy her books in hardback as soon as they come out; this one, was not one of my faves. Started out strong but the ending had me going " seriously" good read but not great read.

JCLCatherineG Aug 09, 2019

This started out well as a creepy mystery alternating from the 1950's to present day. But near the end it turned into something completely ridiculous. Skip this one, not worth your time! McMahon's other book, 'The Winter People' was better.

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sisterthree
Apr 16, 2018

A very good light, but creepy read. A bit predictable of an ending, but it reminded me of
Psycho...a creepy hotel, creepy relatives...I highly recommend.

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MillieBT
Jul 05, 2017

Suspenseful and entertaining horror story....you've got secrets, lies and ghosts...a creepy hotel...creepy people...

ArapahoeKayla Jan 17, 2017

A gripping mystery ghost story narrated between the past and present of a family suffering from what can only be described as a curse. The author keeps you guessing until the very end who's the cause of the trouble and if it's possibly supernatural.

KateHillier Sep 02, 2016

I picked this up because I really, really love "The Winter People" and this seemed to be going along the same lines. More time jumps this time but family secrets and weird happenings and bizarre crimes. In this story though the slow burn worked right up until a point where it feels like the author ran out of time. There was a lot of quick work to establish links between different parts of the story and then everything just rolls down a hill to its conclusion, which is something I had suspected.

The earlier part is really good. In one time line we have sisters Rose and Sylvie, the latter obsessed with writing Alfred Hitchcock letters and going to be a movie star. Sylvie vanishes and Rose's daughter, Amy, and her friends spent a summer in the 80s trying to uncover the story behind Sylvie's disappearance. There is far more there than they bargained for and that follows into present day. If it sounds like there's a lot going on there sort of is. Aside from the time jumps there are multiple point of view shifts as well.

It started strong, I just wish it had stuck the landing

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gusmcrae
Jul 18, 2016

I enjoyed this book--it had a very creepy vibe going on--but I felt like the ultimate resolution wasn't terribly satisfying. I wanted a bit more explanation of what was going on and it felt a bit rushed and details were left out that might have made me feel like the story was a bit more complete in the end.

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BWilsoned
Apr 27, 2016

Really liked this story about a family curse and how it affects the cursed and those around them. Action goes between current time, recent history, and way back in the 50s. It's all tied together with an outdated, decrepit motel with a replica of the Tower of London. It's about friendship, family, secrets kept and those revealed, and protecting those you love. Fast-paced and enthralling.

fictionrocks Apr 09, 2016

This book kept me engrossed the entire time--I couldn't put it down and when I had to (sleep, work, etc...) I couldn't wait to get back to it! it kept me guessing as to what would happen next. Definitely a must read if you're into spooky, creepy, supernatural books.

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