The Night Visitors by Carol Goodman


Photo Credit: William Morrow

This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

The Night Visitors

Summary: 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.


Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

When I was sent this book, I was intrigued by the chilly cover and the plot of the book. But weeks went by and I did not read it because life has been on the crazy side lately and my reading has really suffered.

So, about 3 weeks ago- I just made the choice that I WOULD get this book read.

What I liked:

The cover. Gave me the chills.

The secrets. Both Mattie and Alice had the air of unreliable narrators- and I was never quite sure what to think.


What I didn’t LOVE:

There is a bit of a supernatural element to this story and I don’t always love a story with supernatural elements (I need fair warning about it!) When that element was revealed (as I was reading at night) I had to put the book down and continue reading during the day.



Bottom line: This book has a lot of good in it. The supernatural element felt a bit too out there for me and there was around 2 twists that just felt like twists thrown in for twists sake. It’s not a 5 star book for me- but it is a good book!


*This book was sent to me for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*


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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T


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