Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian

Chip Linton slowly loses his mind after he pilots a plane that crashes into a river after a pair of geese simultaneously destroy both engines, killing 39 of the 43 passengers aboard. Chip survives, but he is no longer able to fly, and he retreats to a small town in New England with his wife Emily, a lawyer, and their lovely twin daughters, Hallie and Garnet, to get away from horrific memories and the press. Unfortunately, their new Victorian mansion of a home has a tragic history of its own. Haunted distraught Chip starts spending lots of time in the basement. With dead people. A classic page-turner of a ghost story with a modern twist that will thrill fans of the genre who are willing to suspend their disbelief long enough to make it to the surprise ending. Don't miss Mr. Bohjalian's other books, especially Secrets of Eden.
Grade 9+