The Night Sister by Jennifer McMahon
Okay! It’s been a long time since I’ve reviewed a book on here, & I have definitely read a lot since! This one was just worthy! I couldn’t put it down!
I would not say that I typically gravitate to the horror genre when it comes to books. Movies? Oh, hell yes, but books…can’t really think of many that I have read. At first I was attracted to this book because of the author and the raves that she was getting for her newest novel. I thought maybe I need to read another one of her books before I get on that wagon. I was not disappointed!
I read the excerpts and description and once I read that the book refers to Alfred Hitchcock, I thought CORNY! A horror book with Al Hitch in it! Original! However, I was in need of a book so I bought it.
The book got me from the first chapter! It starts with tragedy! Then we are following the lives of two sets of sisters from two different eras. The sisters that are from decades previous have a traditional sister bond. One of turmoil, growing pains, jealousy…but then we add in mystery & possible monsters. The modern sisters are dealing with past secrets untold and eventually the same mysteries from previous decades.
This book is about intrigue, mystery, a crazy random love story & the unfolding of mystics that are not as mystical as we think! We must wonder if the monsters are real or if there is another explanation for the mystery. I love the random Vermont backdrop and the reference to history with he Tower of London and how that fits into the grand scheme of things.
Read! If you like fiction. Intrigue. Mystery. Past times in the mix with modern times. Read!
I wouldn’t say that this book scared me as I figure a horror story would, but it definitely made me wonder. Reading in the dark was not something that I was too keen on.