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May 20, 2021
I enjoyed reading most of this novel except that I found the ending wierd and creepy! It did not make sense.
Jul 28, 2020trickbag22 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Are they herbalists or wiccan? A mother and father with their twin girls move to a small new hampshire town. He was a pilot whose plance crashed and killed all but 9 of the people aboard. His PTSD morphs into visions and the herbalists…
Jul 20, 2019EljayJohnson rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I feel like I shouldn't have liked this as much as I did; it's not that it was so fantastically well-written or plotted. I think I was in the right mood for a bit of a scare and because I'm such a wuss, this was just the perfect amount of…
Jun 04, 2018MDlivres rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
One of this author's better books. The detail about plane crashes is spot on, as are the symptoms of PTSD experienced for Chris and his family. Suspenseful to the end; was hard to put it down. I did not see THAT ending coming - not what I…
Nov 16, 2016ArapahoeStaff29 rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
I really liked his style and Chip was a haunting character. His struggles with the plane crash were great but then it's becomes all ghosts and witches and I lost a bit of interest.
Feb 18, 2016Pisinga rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
Part about botany and herbalistics is good, but part about ghosts - no. Chip character - is difficult to understand: who he is, what he's thinking, is that a healthy person or he’s acting under the influence of certain herbs - can never…
Dec 15, 2014
I don't know why I felt the need to finish it but I'm sorry I did. What a disappointment.
Feb 25, 2014sharonb122 rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
The novel is suspenseful and difficult to put down. A ghost story that is not TOO far out, so had a more believable tenor to it. All along it wasn't hard to figure out who the villans were but I had to keep reading to figure out how it…
Dec 30, 2013LMOH rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
An insidious ghost story set in New Hampshire (aren't all of Bohjalian's books set in New Hampshire?) that is reminiscent of Stephen King's The Shining. A haunted old house (complete with scary, boarded up room in the basement), an…
Dec 18, 2013grandquilter rated this title 1 out of 5 stars
Have read some of his other books. This was a disappointment. Not one to give up on a book, so I suffered through it.
Aug 15, 2013KateHillier rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
**SPOILERS AHEAD** It was wonderfully gothic and I loved the sense of creep factor in the location. I was almost creeped out more by the place than the people. I liked the turn at making witches 'herbalists' and the very unsettling…
Jan 07, 2012Loghaus1 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
This book reminded me of "The Glow" by Brooks Stanwood. I read "The Glow" years ago and have never forgotten it. "The Night Strangers" grabbed me and I couldn't put it down. However, it kind of bogged down. Could have used more…
Dec 17, 2011mahccl rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Night Strangers is more of a tale of suspense than a ghost story - more chilling than scary. The storylines are clever with twists and an unexpected outcome.
Nov 21, 2011MadReads rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
A good suspense novel but I wouldn't call it a ghost story. I felt like Chip's haunting was more of a side storyline with the herbalists/witches taking the lead. That in itself would have been okay, but I felt like the two storylines were…
Oct 28, 2011cindylowe711 rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
While I have read all of Chris Bohjalian's books and thoroughly enjoyed them I found this one very disappointing.
Oct 25, 2011Larkisarc rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
Good start, if you can get past the second person narrative. But it kind of veers off course quickly afterwards. I think this book was trying to be two different things (with two different narrative styles) and ended up just being…
Oct 12, 2011sjmitra rated this title 1 out of 5 stars
This book got great reviews? What a disappointment. After a promising beginning -- description of a plane crash which leaves the reader frightened of flying in the near future -- the book is diluted by repeated references to the same crash…