THE NIGHT STRANGERS by Chris Bohjalian

In Chris Bohjalian’s THE NIGHT STRANGERS, Chip Linton is a forty-year-old commercial airline pilot who is traumatized when, through no fault of his own, one of his regional planes goes down in Lake Champlain. In the aftermath of the accident, Chip, Emily, and their ten-year-old twin daughters, Hallie and Garnet, move from Pennsylvania to an isolated three-story Victorian near Bethel, New Hampshire, in the scenic White Mountains. Emily resumes her career as a lawyer, the kids enroll in the local school, and Chip becomes a do-it-yourselfer, replacing wallpaper, painting, and doing carpentry around the rickety old house.

October 8, 2011 · Judi Clark · No Comments
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THE PASSAGE by Justin Cronin

In this staggering book of speculative fiction, Cronin has proven that he can transcend genre and, with his power of language, create a distant world that feels close and credible. THE PASSAGE is not your typical zombie or vampire novel; it isn’t cheesy or reductive. It shares some characteristics with its progenitor, THE STAND, and fans of King’s work will be arguably riveted by this (more updated) novel. But there are as many differences as there are similarities, and Cronin’s ambitions are ultimately more complex and expansive.

June 7, 2010 · Judi Clark · No Comments
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THE GARGOYLE by Andrew Davidson

THE GARGOYLE is one of the most gripping novels I have ever read. I am not one to usually read books more than once and I can probably count on two hands those novels that I’ve read two or three times. This is my second reading of THE GARGOLYE and it is even better the second time around.

November 21, 2009 · Judi Clark · No Comments
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VORACIOUS by Alice Henderson

lice Henderson’s VORACIOUS gets the adrenalin pumping from the first page and doesn’t let up. Her protagonist, Madeline Keye, has a special gift that feels more like a curse to her most of the time. When she touches objects that others have touched, she sees flashes of images of what they are thinking, what they did in the past and sometimes what they are planning to do in the near future. Once her ability helped to catch a serial killer, but failed to save her best friend that was with her.

October 9, 2009 · Judi Clark · One Comment
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