December 9, 2016

The Visitors Book Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

Tour November 1 - December 17, 2016

The Visitor's Book by Sophie HannahThe Visitors Book
Author: Sophie Han
Genre: Short Stories/Thriller
Publication Date: November 1, 2016
Published by: Witness Impulse
Number of Pages: 120
ISBN: 0062562126 (ISBN13: 9780062562128)


A collection of spine-tingling ghost stories from one of today's most acclaimed suspense novelists. In this small but perfectly formed collection of supernatural short stories, bestselling author, Sophie Hannah, takes the comforting scenes of everyday life and imbues them with a frisson of fear. Why is a young woman so unnerved by the presence of a visitors book in her boyfriend’s inner-city home? And whose spidery handwriting is it that fills the pages? Who is the strangely courteous boy still lingering at a child’s tenth birthday party when all the parents have gathered their children and left? And why does the presence of a perfectly ordinary woman in a post office queue leave another customer pallid and quaking with fear?
The Visitors Book is a deliciously creepy collection of short stories that readers will devour in a matter of hours. I normally don't read short stories because it never feels like enough time to really develop deep characters or intricate plot lines - especially since some of my favorite genres are thrillers and mysteries. There never seems to be the right amount of space to give these kinds of stories the scope they deserve, in my opinion. I decided to give this collection a try simply because I've read some of the author's other books and loved them. I'm so glad that I did - they were well worth it! 

Each one had fascinating characters and intense story lines that had me hooked from the very beginning. Sure, they would have each made amazing full novels in themselves, but they managed to work as short stories as well - which I honestly wasn't anticipating. I loved that I could read one story at a time, in between my hectic schedule, and not be worried about forgetting where I was at or what was happening in the story wherever I happened to leave off. That was another huge plus for me while reading this collection - and yet another happy surprise that I figured would actually turn me off about them. 

The author has a phenomenal talent which shines through even in these short stories, and makes me only want to read more of her other works. I definitely recommend this author for fans of the genre - and this fantastic book for readers who, like me, love thrillers and mysteries but are a little low on time for a full length novel!
Sophie HannahSophie Hannah is the New York Times-bestselling author of numerous psychological thrillers, which have been published in 27 countries and adapted for television, as well as The Monogram Murders, the first Hercule Poirot novel authorized by the estate of Agatha Christie.

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1 comment:

  1. Sounds like I need to read this book! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!