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The night visitors : a novel (edició 2019)

de Carol Goodman

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NOMINATED FOR THE 2020 MARY HIGGINS CLARK AWARD 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. "Carol Goodman is, simply put, a stellar writer."--Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author of The Red Hunter 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 wise beyond his years. Though Alice is wary, Oren bonds nearly instantly with... MATTIE, a social worker in her fifties who lives in an enormous run-down house in the middle of the woods. Mattie lives alone and is always available, and so she is the person the hotline always calls when they need a late-night pickup. And although according to protocol Mattie should take Alice and Oren to a local shelter, instead she brings them home for the night. She has plenty of room, she says. What she doesn't say is that Oren reminds her of her little brother, who died thirty years ago at the age of ten. But Mattie isn't the only one withholding elements of the truth. Alice is keeping her own secrets. And as the snowstorm worsens around them, each woman's past will prove itself unburied, stirring up threats both within and without.  … (més)
Membre:Katelovestoread
Títol:The night visitors : a novel
Autors:Carol Goodman
Informació:New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019]
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Alice and Oren are on the run from an abusive relationship. When they arrive in a small town seeking help from a shelter, Mattie takes them into her home. However, both Mattie and Alice have secrets that gradually emerge and lead to a dangerous situation as their enemies converge during a snowstorm.
I generally like Goodman's books, but the mystical elements here with Oren seemed like a convenience more than truly carrying the plot. However, this is a fast-paced read. ( )
  4leschats | Jul 15, 2020 |
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This was the first book by Carol Goodman that I have read and I plan on reading more of her books! She’s an incredible author! This book was suspenseful, supernatural and also could be set in present day. It was so much more than I was expecting. ( )
  vickimarie2002 | Feb 19, 2020 |
4.5 stars.

The Night Visitors by Carol Goodman is a spine-tingling mystery with slight supernatural elements.

Alice and ten year old Oren are desperate to escape from an abusive relationship. Their bus journey takes them a small town where social worker Mattie Lane meets them in the middle of the night and takes them to her dilapidated home in the country. In the morning, Mattie learns unexpected information about Alice but she does not let this stop her from offering the pair her help. Unable to secure them safe accommodations until the following day, Mattie brings them back to her house for another night. With a blizzard raging outside, Alice has reason to believe her past might have caught up with her. Will she and Mattie save themselves and Oren from an increasingly dangerous situation?

Alice is no stranger to social workers so she is reluctant to accept Mattie's help. But fearing Oren will end up in foster care, she agrees to wait another day for a secure place for them to stay. Snooping around her hostess's home, Alice is perplexed by some of the things she discovers. She is also worried about Oren whose somewhat peculiar behavior is becoming concerning. Unsure what is going on with the ten year old boy, she nonetheless hunkers down with Mattie as they wait out the blizzard.

Oren rather easily adapts to their new situation. He is a smart boy whose fascination with Greek lore is rivaled by his love of Star Wars. Oren is surprisingly intuitive and he has knowledge that is shockingly accurate. It is not until Oren, Mattie and Alice are trapped during the blizzard that the source of this information becomes startling clear.

Mattie has never married and she lives in the family home she inherited after her parents' and brother Caleb's deaths. There is nothing she won't do for the women and children who are escaping from domestic violence but she is fully aware she is crossing a line taking Alice and Oren into her home. Mattie is drawn to young Oren who eerily reminds her of her deceased brother, Caleb. She is suspicious of Alice but Mattie knows she has to do whatever she can to protect her and Oren.

The Night Visitors is a suspense-laden mystery that is quite riveting. Alice and Oren are sympathetic characters, but Alice is clearly hiding something. Oren is a charming little boy but his premonitions are a little unnerving. Mattie is dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence but she is keeping dark secrets of her own. The setting is quite atmospheric and the ramshackle house becomes even more eerie and isolated during the blizzard and power outage. With some very shocking twists, jaw-dropping turns and a ghostly presence, Carol Goodman brings this spell-binding mystery to an adrenaline-laced conclusion. Highly recommend this fantastic novel to fans of the genre. ( )
  kbranfield | Feb 3, 2020 |
Mattie is the social worker others depend on when there is an emergency, so when she gets a late night call to pick up a woman and her son who are fleeing an abusive situation, she goes. But she breaks with procedure and takes them home, thus becoming more ensnared in their problems and setting in motion a chain of events that endangers them all. The present day story is cleverly meshed with events from 30 years ago. Little by little, the story with all its tangles unfolds. Tinged with terror and a touch of the supernatural, this thriller is a page-turner of the finest quality. Though suspenseful in nature, it nevertheless brings to light the problems encountered by powerless women in abusive situations as well as teens who are ruled by domineering fathers. ( )
  Maydacat | Nov 16, 2019 |
The Night Visitor's by Carol Goodman is the latest chilling psychological thriller from this author. I was offered a copy of the book for review from the publisher. Now that we got all that out of the way, I need to tell you how I felt about this book.

First a bit about the book, Mattie is a social worker who has this huge Victorian house that she not only lives in but it is always available to anyone that needs a place to stay, Mattie is sometimes called for a late night pickup for anyone that needs it, the scared women and children who come from abusive homes. Protocol dictates that she should get anyone that shows up for her help to the local shelter. Something about Alice and Oren has her bypassing that rule. Oren reminds her of her deceased brother.

Alice is fleeing an abusive relationship so along with 10-year-old Oren she is ok with spending the night with Mattie after getting off the bus. Oren instantly bonds with Mattie. Mattie had a brother that she lost 30 years previously. He was also 10 years old. Alice has secrets that she would rather not have them known.

There is a snowstorm brewing so Alice and Oren stay. The danger is out there for both of them along with Mattie as each of their secrets come to the surface with deadly consequences. I love psychological thrillers and this one was very good. I liked the writing, each character was written with compassion and mystery. There was also a haunting aspect, Mattie's brother, even though gone for 30 years, plays a big part in the story. The reader learns what happened to him slowly as the story emerges.

Oren is another mystery. There is something about him that is a bit creepy, he knows things that he shouldn't. There are other characters that make up the story, Frank, Davis, Matties late mom, Doreen, Atefeh, and Sister Martine. I am not going to go into detail about these characters, but they definitely are a huge part of the story.

I loved the novel, the writing, and the characters, I liked how the story progressed into a satisfying thriller. I told you I love a good psychological thriller right? Yes, I really liked this one. I think if you love a good story you can sink your teeth into, then this book is for you. Go get your copy! ( )
  celticlady53 | Jul 8, 2019 |
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NOMINATED FOR THE 2020 MARY HIGGINS CLARK AWARD 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. "Carol Goodman is, simply put, a stellar writer."--Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author of The Red Hunter 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 wise beyond his years. Though Alice is wary, Oren bonds nearly instantly with... MATTIE, a social worker in her fifties who lives in an enormous run-down house in the middle of the woods. Mattie lives alone and is always available, and so she is the person the hotline always calls when they need a late-night pickup. And although according to protocol Mattie should take Alice and Oren to a local shelter, instead she brings them home for the night. She has plenty of room, she says. What she doesn't say is that Oren reminds her of her little brother, who died thirty years ago at the age of ten. But Mattie isn't the only one withholding elements of the truth. Alice is keeping her own secrets. And as the snowstorm worsens around them, each woman's past will prove itself unburied, stirring up threats both within and without.  

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