Tuesday, October 14, 2014
The Night Visitor by Dianne Emley (thoughts)
"Gorgeous and successful, Rory Langtry seemed to have it all. Daughter of a movie star and sister of a supermodel, Rory was engaged to sexy artist, Junior Lara. But her bright future went dark one terrible, bloody night that left her sister dead and the accused murderer—Junior—in an extended coma.
Now, five years later, Rory appears to have put the past behind her. She has a wonderful new fiancé and heads a successful cosmetics company. Yet dark secrets threaten. Across town, Junior lies close to death but before he departs he seeks to clear his name."
The Night Visitor was a unique read that had me spellbound by the end. An unusual mystery thanks to the paranormal elements, I found myself eagerly reading this book to see how it would all play out. Rory finds herself in quite the mess. She is having visions that don't seem to be her own that all relate to her sister's murder. Her ex-fiancee is believed to have been responsible for Anya's death, but since that night he has been in a coma which means he can't tell anyone what happened. The entire book is focused on Rory finding out what really happened on that night so many years ago.
This book was an interesting read for me because I was never sure how it would all work out. The idea of Rory experiencing visions thanks to a connection with Junior was a bit out there if I am being honest. The author really followed through with it though and because of this "connection" Rory struggles with her sanity at times. That made sense to me even if I wasn't sure how it would all work out. It is also one of the factors that made me not want to stop reading by the end. I think that readers need to go with the flow when it comes to this book. At first I struggled with the plausibility of it all and really disliked the paranormal elements. Finally I decided to set those feelings aside, and just experience the book. And I really ended up enjoying it! The mystery portion of this book was done quite well. I never really saw the end coming at all. I had an idea as to parts of what must have happened on that evening so long ago but it turns out I was completely wrong. There was only one portion of the book that I figured out (and really it was such a tiny part of the overall story). I really appreciated that this book kept me guessing throughout! When I finished reading this book I was glad that I had allowed myself to be pulled into this book because it was worth it. Definitely a very unique read!
Overall, this book was a good read and one that I enjoyed. It wasn't perfect but it was engaging and has me thinking that I will be watching for more by this author. I think that mystery fans will enjoy this one. Just be warned that if you don't care for paranormal elements than this might not be the book for you. If you don't mind them, let the author take you on a ride that will keep you guessing. It was worth it! Recommended!
Bottom Line: An interesting mystery that kept me guessing!
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book thanks to the publisher and NetGalley as part of a TLC blog tour. Sorry that I missed my date and am posting this so late! Thoughts are my own!