Title: The Night Sister
Author: Jennifer McMahon
Publisher: Doubleday, August 2015
Summary/Review: “Do you believe in monsters?” You might after reading the creepy new novel by Jennifer McMahon. And by creepy I mean awesome.
Growing up in and around the decrepit Tower Motel in London, Vermont wasn’t all bad for friends Amy, Piper and Margot, at least not until they found the suitcase hidden in the tower. Why was the suitcase, hidden for two decades, not taken by Amy’s aunt Sylvie when she left town in 1955? The discovery only leads to more questions and eventually the dissolution of the friendship between Amy, Piper and Margot.
Fast forward to present day and the discovery of an unspeakable crime, allegedly committed by Amy at the Tower Motel. Sisters Piper and Margot struggle to find answers but everything leads back to the discovery of the suitcase so many years ago. Don’t bother asking Piper and Margot if they believe in monsters. I can tell you, the answer will be “yes”.
Who will like this book?: Someone looking for a VERY creepy read. Someone who’s interested in a thriller/mystery that will leave you feeling haunted.
If you like this, try this: Jennifer McMahon has written other novels, including the well-received “Winter People” and “Promise Not to Tell”. This book is reminiscent of “Help for the Haunted” by John Searles, although darker. Tana French is also brought to mind.
Recommended by: Sue B, Circulation Coordinator
If this looks like something you’d like to read, visit the Fairfield Public Library catalog to see if it’s available and/or to place a hold!