Publication: 29th October 2018 – Manatee Books
When does a gift become a curse?
Meg has a gift. She can change lives. But when tragedy strikes in childhood she vows never to use it again.
Now an adult, she is living in Cornwall; a place where the elements themselves have a life of their own. When they call she refuses to listen, fearful of the dark places where her gift can lead.
But the dead will not be silenced. They are stronger than her. And now they have chosen she is powerless to escape…
When I first read the blurb of THE NIGHT VISITOR I thought that it sounded like a dark, gripping, and mysterious novel and I wasn’t wrong. There was something that kept me completely hooked to the pages. I don’t know if it was because of the engaging characters, or the intriguing and suspenseful plot, or the evocative setting of Cornwall that, even when it’s surrounded by a dark and creepy atmosphere, it’s still beautiful.
The protagonist of the novel is Meg. At the beginning of the story, she is a young child, scared of a “gift” that make her the subject of bullies at school and lonely. Her mother tells her to embrace her special skill, to use it to make good things, but when tragedy strikes, Meg feels that her gift is actually a curse. Years later, now an adult, Meg has forsaken her “gift” and she is an high-flying lawyer in London, until a breakdown caused by another tragedy in her life, forces her to take a six-month break in Cornwall. Here, she keeps herself busy, trying to squash the guilt that she feels since she was a child. And, when her “gift” reappears, Meg knows that now she has to face it.
I found THE NIGHT VISITOR really captivating. I really liked the character of Meg. After a troubled childhood, she grows up to be a strong and determined woman, but her guilt over a past that she thinks she can change make her unapproachable. She is a relatable and well-constructed character that I couldn’t help but like. There are twists, suspense, and mysticism that gave me the chills and an unpredictable ending that I didn’t see coming, but that I really enjoyed. There is friendship, a bit of romance, and family that give the story a more realistic and emotional element.
I’d like to thank Tracy Fenton for inviting me to take part in the blog tour and for giving me the chance to read this thrilling and engrossing novel.
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