The Night Sister by Jennifer McMahon

This book was sent to Traveling With T from a blog friend who loved this book.

The Night Sister

Summary: Once the thriving attraction of rural Vermont, the Tower Motel now stands in disrepair, alive only in the memories of Amy, Piper, and Piper’s kid sister, Margot. The three played there as girls until the day that their games uncovered something dark and twisted in the motel’s past, something that ruined their friendship forever.

Now adult, Piper and Margot have tried to forget what they found that fateful summer, but their lives are upended when Piper receives a panicked midnight call from Margot, with news of a horrific crime for which Amy stands accused. Suddenly, Margot and Piper are forced to relive the time that they found the suitcase that once belonged to Silvie Slater, the aunt that Amy claimed had run away to Hollywood to live out her dream of becoming Hitchcock’s next blonde bombshell leading lady. As Margot and Piper investigate, a cleverly woven plot unfolds—revealing the story of Sylvie and Rose, two other sisters who lived at the motel during its 1950s heyday. Each believed the other to be something truly monstrous, but only one carries the secret that would haunt the generations to come.


Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

My friend, Rhiannon, sent me this book “mumble, mumble, mumble” years ago. And I’m not finally getting around to reading it. After my July reading was semi-successful by focusing on Christmas in July reads, I decided to read a spooky book for October. And here we are!


However, I am VERY picky about my spooky books. They can’t be too scary (won’t be able to sleep) and yet, I want a little chill and thrill if I’m reading a spooky book. Sigh.

This one fit the bill because Jennifer McMahon books are spooky to me (hello The Drowning Kind!)


What I liked:

The cover is deliciously spooky!

The dual storylines! I loved both of them.I also loved Sylvie’s letters to Alfred Hitchcock.

What didn’t wow me:

I think the conclusion was just a bit too far out there for me, but YMMV.


Bottom line: Need a spooky season book? Give The Night Sister a try!


*Traveling With T received this book from a friend. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*


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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T


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