The Night Sister

The Night Sister

A Novel

eBook - 2015 2015
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Random House, Inc.
A derelict motel, haunting childhood memories, hidden rooms, two sisters and family secrets--a supernatural tale that will thrill and chill in equal measure.
     Once a thriving attraction on the well-traveled roads of rural Vermont, the Tower Motel now stands in disrepair, an eerie, abandoned place. Amy, her best friend, Piper, and Piper's younger sister, Margot, played there as kids, exploring everywhere, even the forbidden tower itself--where they uncovered a secret one summer that ended their friendship.
     Twenty years later, Piper has left all of that behind, until she gets a call from Margot telling her that Amy's been accused of a horrific crime. Piper and Margot will have to confront what truly happened that long-ago summer and all that led up to it--a hidden room, a family drowning in secrets, another pair of sisters each believing the other to be something truly monstrous--in order to understand, and survive, what is happening now.

Baker & Taylor
Struggling to forget a twisted discovery in the once-thriving hotel where they played as children, sisters Piper and Margot are forced to confront the past when their childhood friend, Amy, is accused of a horrific crime with ties to two other hotel residents. 75,000 first printing.

Publisher: Toronto :, Doubleday Canada,, 2015. ©2015
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780385681490
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: 3M Cloud Library

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Another excellent Jennifer McMahon novel. Told from different point of views going back and forth between three different time periods, this novel is sure to keep everyone reading all night long.

A derelict motel, haunting childhood memories, hidden rooms, two sisters and family secrets--a supernatural tale that will thrill and chill in equal measure.


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sisterthree
Apr 16, 2018

A very good light, but creepy read. A bit predictable of an ending, but it reminded me of
Psycho...a creepy hotel, creepy relatives...I highly recommend.

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MillieBT
Jul 05, 2017

Suspenseful and entertaining horror story....you've got secrets, lies and ghosts...a creepy hotel...creepy people...

AL_KAYLA Jan 17, 2017

A gripping mystery ghost story narrated between the past and present of a family suffering from what can only be described as a curse. The author keeps you guessing until the very end who's the cause of the trouble and if it's possibly supernatural.

KateHillier Sep 02, 2016

I picked this up because I really, really love "The Winter People" and this seemed to be going along the same lines. More time jumps this time but family secrets and weird happenings and bizarre crimes. In this story though the slow burn worked right up until a point where it feels like the author ran out of time. There was a lot of quick work to establish links between different parts of the story and then everything just rolls down a hill to its conclusion, which is something I had suspected.

The earlier part is really good. In one time line we have sisters Rose and Sylvie, the latter obsessed with writing Alfred Hitchcock letters and going to be a movie star. Sylvie vanishes and Rose's daughter, Amy, and her friends spent a summer in the 80s trying to uncover the story behind Sylvie's disappearance. There is far more there than they bargained for and that follows into present day. If it sounds like there's a lot going on there sort of is. Aside from the time jumps there are multiple point of view shifts as well.

It started strong, I just wish it had stuck the landing

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gusmcrae
Jul 18, 2016

I enjoyed this book--it had a very creepy vibe going on--but I felt like the ultimate resolution wasn't terribly satisfying. I wanted a bit more explanation of what was going on and it felt a bit rushed and details were left out that might have made me feel like the story was a bit more complete in the end.

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BWilsoned
Apr 27, 2016

Really liked this story about a family curse and how it affects the cursed and those around them. Action goes between current time, recent history, and way back in the 50s. It's all tied together with an outdated, decrepit motel with a replica of the Tower of London. It's about friendship, family, secrets kept and those revealed, and protecting those you love. Fast-paced and enthralling.

fictionrocks Apr 09, 2016

This book kept me engrossed the entire time--I couldn't put it down and when I had to (sleep, work, etc...) I couldn't wait to get back to it! it kept me guessing as to what would happen next. Definitely a must read if you're into spooky, creepy, supernatural books.

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Adelheid
Jan 04, 2016

Have a hard time to put this book down, mystery suspense with touch of supernatural, one of the best books in a long time, for me anyway,

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KarenW
Nov 09, 2015

Another creepy read that kept me guessing. In the shadow of an old motel stands a tower that is falling to pieces. Once two young girls played there while their parents ran the motel. Now only one sister remains, looking for clues in the past and finding only more questions. This author makes reading with the lights on mandatory!

ehbooklover Oct 23, 2015

I was ultra-excited to read this book based on how much I loved McMahon's previous title The Winter People. I am happy to report that I was not disappointed. In fact, I think it was even better! Just a few words that I would use to describe this book: chilling, atmospheric, spooky, scary, twisty, and just plain wonderful. In short: I couldn't put this one down. Try to grab this one in time for Halloween!

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