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The Night Sister
The Night Sister: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
The latest novel fromNew York Timesbest-selling author Jennifer McMahon is an atmospheric, gripping, and suspenseful tale that probes the bond between sisters and the peril of keeping secrets. Once the thriving attraction of rural Vermont, the Tower Motel now stands in disrepair, alive only in the memories of Amy, Piper, and Piper's kid sister, Margot. The three played there as girls until the day that their games uncovered something dark and twisted in the motel's past, something that ruined their friendship forever.Now adult, Piper and Margot have tried to forget what they found that fateful summer, but their lives are upended when Piper receives a panicked midnight call from Margot, with news of a horrific crime for which Amy stands accused. Suddenly, Margot and Piper are forced to relive the time that they found the suitcase that once belonged to Silvie Slater, the aunt that Amy claimed had run away to Hollywood to live out her dream of becoming Hitchcock's next blonde bombshell leading lady. As Margot and Piper investigate, a cleverly woven plot unfoldsrevealing the story of Sylvie and Rose, two other sisters who lived at the motel during its 1950s heyday. Each believed the other to be something truly monstrous, but only one carries the secret that would haunt the generations to come.From the Hardcover edition.
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ImperfectCJ
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Between a so-so and a pick. I like the idea behind this one, but it feels a little like McMahon explains the mysteriousness out of the story. Also, Piper and Margot are flat enough characters, I kept forgetting which sister was which. Not entirely sure what the point is of Jason's character at all. Still, it's a satisfyingly eerie story.

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Paperback.Propensity
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Okay I did guess the revelation but it was still so good! Very atmospheric. I couldn't put it down.

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BookBosomed1
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Mehso-so

I enjoyed this 📖 up until the last 1/3 of the book. The 📚 is about a family with a dark secret that leads two sisters to see one another as monsters - a perception that will lead to tragic consequences for several generations. At the ❤️ of the story is the msg that familial secrets destroy lives. Spoiler in the comments. A positive about this 📕: the author is 🏳️‍🌈 so the mild representation of a sapphic attraction in the 📖 felt authentic.

BookBosomed1 I was hoping the storyline of the “mare” was a metaphor for what happens when families refuse to acknowledge neurodivergence. The literal human-turns-werewolf trope disappointed me immensely. I wanted the book to be a clever, psychological thriller rather than a fantasy thriller. The book felt like the author had difficulty choosing a genre since the ending felt forced and too loose-goosey. Oh, well. 🤷‍♀️ (edited) 3mo
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BookBosomed1
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Andrew65 Good book choices. 3mo
BookBosomed1 @Andrew65 Im iffy about The Ex Hex but I‘m willing to give it a go. 😉 3mo
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BookBosomed1
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It‘s chilly in Wisconsin so a Snuggie, a 📚, some 🍷, and hot 🫖 are necessary. I‘m a huge fan of The Golden Girls, so I was thrilled to find this mug recently. Happy weekend!

Brewychock48 I love your mug. I love the Golden Girls🥰 3mo
BookBosomed1 @Brewychock48 ❤️❤️ Do you have a favorite GG? 3mo
sprainedbrain What a great mug! 3mo
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slategreyskies Oh, I love the Golden Girls too! Dorothy is my favorite! :) 3mo
BookBosomed1 @sprainedbrain I was so excited to find it! 3mo
BookBosomed1 @slategreyskies Dorothy is my favorite, too. I love her sarcastic wit. 3mo
BethM Ahh a fellow Wisconsinite and GG lover!! 3mo
BookBosomed1 @BethM Hi! 👋 3mo
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BookBosomed1
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I accidentally fell into a book store & a library today. Being a mood reader is challenging.

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Susanita
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Whoever checked out this book before me likes to use #postcards of Rhode Island as bookmarks.
#fortheloveofbookmarks

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rsteve388
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This was a good, easy suspense novel, only once did I guess something about the book that turned out to be true. But the whole story is a lot more then my guess. McMahon keeps you guessing and just reading to enjoy.

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EH2018
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Thank you so much @bookish_wookish !!! I am so looking forward to reading this book!! Love the bookmarks and the chocolate looks yummy!!
Thanks for hosting @MaleficentBookDragon

bookish_wookish Im so glad you like everything! 1y
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TheKidUpstairs
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I'm about 100 pages in, and while I don't dislike it and it is well written, I'm just not compelled to read. This one has such a high Litsy rating! Is it worth sticking it out? Just a slow starter?

MsMelissa I really liked it, but it is one that I could see myself disliking if I hadn‘t been in the right mood. 1y
TheKidUpstairs @Book_Fiend_Melissa i think that might be it. I can see why it's good, I just don't think it's the right read for me right now. 1y
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sherryvdh
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I wish I could read faster! I already want to know where this is going, and I'm only 60 pages in.
#slowreaderproblems

Beatlefan129 I love your bookmark! I ❤️ Care Bears 2y
sherryvdh @Beatlefan129 thanks! I love it too. 2y
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sherryvdh
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#JustStarted The audiobook I'm listening to is making me want to continue reading something a bit creepy. Hopefully this will do the trick! Creepy/ scary is not something I usually gravitate to. Lord knows The Winter People creeped me tfo, so I'm optimistic.

LiteraryinLawrence I hear you. At first during the pandemic I didn‘t want to read anything vaguely scary or suspenseful. But the last couple weeks I‘ve gotten back into thrillers, a genre I‘ve often enjoyed. Luckily there are books for every mood! 2y
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Gizmo86
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Wow... What a book! Absolutely brilliant. Full of mystery, intrigue and great characters. Loved the storyline and the creepiness of the plot. I definitely recommend this book to anyone.. 📖👍😁🤓

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Gizmo86
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Happy Boxing Day xx enjoying my book while 🐻 watches the football ⚽⚽

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Gizmo86
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Happiest Christmas Eve with a good book and Supernatural 🎄😍📖📚😈👻🧞‍♂️

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Gizmo86
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A perfect day.... Finished all my wrapping and now relaxing with my book 🎄📚🎀🎁

TheLibrarian Is that skull wallpaper? 2y
Gizmo86 @TheLibrarian yes, we bought it went we moved in. A nightmare to line up the pieces! 😂😂 2y
TheLibrarian @Gizmo86 It is absolutely amazing. I love it!! 2y
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Gizmo86
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Loving the time lines in this book. Very well done 📚🎛️

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Gizmo86
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Enjoying some Saturday night reading.... Hoping to get this finished for Christmas so I can start on something new 🤓❤️🎄📚

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Gizmo86
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Hoping this one is better...

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sprainedbrain
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The second of McMahon‘s books that I‘ve read, and considering I‘ve enjoyed both, I think I need to find more from her.

Just the right amount of creepiness, 3 generations, multiple POVs a mystery that kept me guessing, and an ending that surprised me. I absolutely loved the main setting—an old abandoned roadside motel (with its own little Tower of London) and the family home up the hill from it...hello Psycho vibes.😱

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#screamathon

Jovy I liked The Winter People, so I might give this a go! 2y
sprainedbrain @Jovy I liked that one a lot, too! 2y
meagankc21 So good! 2y
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meagankc21
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The first of my #spooktober reads. Full of twists and turns and maybe monsters, this suspenseful novel kept me turning pages late into the night. Definitely a good for fans of mystery & horror. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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LibraryCin
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Mehso-so

I found the first half of the book a bit slow, and lost interest at times, but I did pick up most of what was going on. Half way through, the pace picked up, and for the last third, it was more riveting. When I heard the twist at the end, I didn‘t believe that could work from what had already been told in the story, so I thought re-listening (or reading) would be helpful to figuring it out, but ultimately, I think things did all get explained.

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cathysaid
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Enjoyable read...even if the focus was on ghosts, lore and murder. Story is just okay but not great. Though since I have a problem with the whole “suspension of disbelief” concept, this resulted in my inability to accept much of the premise. However, my review is by no stretch representative of all who‘ve read it. 3/5⭐️

Trashcanman 👁️👁️😘 3y
cathysaid @Trashcanman 🙋‍♀️ 3y
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ItsAnotherJen
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#MayReads #MayWrapUp
I only read 14 books this month. I really have tried to stop pressuring myself to reach a certain number of books read, and to go back to enjoying books. Not rushing, rushing, rushing. I had some great reads in May!
Also, guilty pleasure alert: I have enjoyed some Netflix series. Currently watching the entirety of Games of Thrones..finished seasons 1-3 these past two weeks. Started on Season 4 yesterday.😥

Tamra I agree, reading should be fun! I am a free range reader. 😆 3y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Game of Thrones will definitely cut into reading time. But 14 is a great number! 💖📚💖 3y
BookNightOwl Congrats I read 14 books too! 3y
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JacqMac
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Chilly rainy Saturday and hubby is at work. I‘m spending this morning with some books. Jennifer McMahon does creepy so well.

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Andrea4
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Considering the 3 generation story and switching POV, I'd thought this would be confusing as an #audiobook or in general but it wasn't at all! I loved the eeriness and how, honestly, this kept me guessing and ended up surprising me. I'd spun out a bunch of different, plausible "solutions" and turns out it was the one I least suspected. I'm excited now for The Winter People!

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Andrea4
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Ok, guys, it takes a lot to make me jumpy with a book but last night coming home I freaked out (about a dryer ball 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️) and this morning, in broad, sunny daylight, I'm getting chills!
Also, Trixie Belden was just mentioned so props to McMahon!
#audiobooks

Tamra I just downloaded this yesterday - glad to hear it‘s engaging! 3y
JacqMac Downloading it now. I loved 3y
Andrea4 @Tamra hope you enjoy it as much as I am! 3y
Andrea4 @JacqMac I'm on to The Winter People right when I finish this! 3y
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Andrea4
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Started this basically today- has hooked me from the get go which is good because I have The winter People lined up and waiting in the queue!
#audiobooks FTW!

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abookishbutterfly
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️ 3y
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Slajaunie
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And Done! It was a very interesting story. Amy and her family are violently killed in their home. All except for Lou. The story time hops from Amy as a child, her mother‘s childhood, and present day. Another interesting read by Jennifer McMahon.

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Slajaunie
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“But it wasn‘t a dream”, Rose insisted.
@TheReadingMermaid

BeansPage Good one! Thanks for playing sweetheart ❤️ 3y
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Slajaunie
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These will be going out next week. I will probably write more tomorrow. For now my hand hurts! 😁.
#LitsyLove
#PenPals
@Lel2403 @Schnoebs @Velvetfur @Marilyncjackso

Velvetfur Aaww, so neat and perfect!! 3y
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Slajaunie
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Reading while wait to disembark.

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MrsBibliophile
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What a perfect book to enjoy during a lunar eclipse ♡ it was eerie and fun. It had a brilliant surprise ending and kept me on my toes the entire trip. If you're not faint of heart and looking for something to make you check the shadows of your room, this book's for you!
Happy Reading!

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AmyG
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Finished this book for #Booked2019, female detective. While not an actual detective, Piper investigates a mystery from childhood that has repercussions in adulthood. A good, solid book.

Cinfhen I find this author is very hit or miss for me! Glad u enjoyed xx tagging my wonderful cohosts @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage 3y
AmyG Ahhh I though I tagged everyone. 😳 3y
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AmyG
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Come join for a #WinterStormReadathon. I‘ll be joining and it‘s not even snowing here! Stay safe...all dealing with this weather.

@BookBabe @MrBook

BookBabe Awesome! We‘re thrilled to have you with or without a storm! 🤗 Happy reading! 📚 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😘❤️😘❤️ 3y
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HollyBahling
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I picked this book out months before I read it and admittedly it sat there for a long time. When I finally picked it back up I was blown away. Jennifer McMahon is an absolute genius and kept my heart pounding through the whole book. I immediately bought and read all of her books that my local bookstore had. I can‘t help to keep coming back for more!

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Deborah42
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Childhood friends discover a long-held family secret and it drives them apart. Years later, a horrific crime brings them back into each others‘ lives and they find out that there are still secrets to be uncovered.

Suspenseful but not gory horror.

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Victoriahoperose
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Went out to dinner with the hubby so I had a bit of distraction from my reading. But, I did get to finish this one and it was really good. There was a lot to it. A lot of creepy and supernatural stuff and wicked twist when you think you‘ve got it all figured out. It ended just right - strong and a bit open. Definitely pick this one up if you‘re in the mood for a good thriller with a paranormal edge. #24b4monday

Andrew65 Have added this one, thanks. This is a great total and dinner out is a good reason for not reading. 😊👍 Best of luck for today. 3y
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Craftylikefox
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The Night Sister (creepy good 😊)
Neil Gaiman of course
NCIS
Nutella
#manicmonday #letterN

LazyDays Uuuh Nutella😍 3y
Craftylikefox @LazyDays there is a bakery near me that makes Nutella pop tarts 🤤so good! 3y
LazyDays I'm happy it's near you! I can't afford new pants! just kidding😂😂 3y
JoScho 💜💛💜 3y
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DarcysMom
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🌟🌟🌟🌟
#audiobook
#overdrive

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DarcysMom
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I am really enjoying the pervasive, low-key creepiness of the story.
#audiowalk
#800in2018
#Reachingfor1000in2018
#90MileSeptember
#overdrive

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DarcysMom
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KimmyM
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Mehso-so

3 🌟 /5. This was fine. Suspenseful but not scary, which was a bit disappointing. Once I figured out what was going on (fairly early on), the rest of the book became predictable. But I liked the characters and the way the story moved back and forth in time.

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KimmyM
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Started this last night. It's been on my shelf for a few years but I'm finally getting around to it! September makes me want to read all the spooky books! #currentlyreading

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vlwelser
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This is a cross between murder mystery and horror. It's impossible to put down. My entire book club is thoroughly creeped out. 💖📚

#bookclub

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toofondofbooks
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Layered and compelling although somewhat predictable. I enjoyed this better than her first book though.

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