Book Reviews: The Night Strangers

The Night StrangersThe Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Well. That was a book full of unexpected things! And I’m glad.

I picked up this book thinking it was going to be a fairly standard ghost story. It wasn’t. The plot fanned out in all different directions, which I enjoyed. Some plotlines were stronger than others; some seemed a bit muddled in places. And while there was a wealth of female characters, they seemed a bit too copyish of each other, while the male characters were all quite distinct. But the most important thing was that I couldn’t stop reading. I needed to find out what was going to happen, how things would resolve- if they would resolve. And I wasn’t disappointed. It was a really good read, one I’ll probably revisit for a long car trip when I need something to suck me in and keep me there for quite a while.

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