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The Night Sister

by Jennifer McMahon

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Wow.... quite a story. Lagged in a couple of spots, but not long enough for me to lose interest. ( )
  LaurieGienapp | Dec 8, 2017 |
I found this book to be too predictable. ( )
  lemontwist | Nov 30, 2017 |
A very quick read. The question is "Are you a believer"? ( )
  kimkimkim | Aug 21, 2017 |
I've read some of McMahon's other books, but none have ever stuck with me like [b:Dismantled|5981445|Dismantled|Jennifer McMahon|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1442329809s/5981445.jpg|6154796] has. Unfortunately, this book is no exception.

It's not a bad book by any means, and there were a lot of aspects about it that I thoroughly enjoyed. It just felt like at times McMahon was pulling us into a place deliciously dark, only to back out at the last second. There's some potentially horrifying things at play here, but the ending is just too jarring, too optimistic and almost magical realism in feeling. ( )
  majesdane | Aug 8, 2017 |
This is a page turner. Finished this one in one day. Amy, Piper and Margot were children together and they spent most of their days at the old motel that Amy and her grandmother live at. Rose and Sylvia were young girls who spent their days there in the motel's heyday. The motel has a small replica of the Tower of London built out front. The tower holds a secret. Some of the characters hold a secret as well. Some of the characters go missing. This story is a mystery which involves secret rooms, secret relationships, shape-shifters and hidden secrets. Jennifer McMahon never disappoints but I must say, Winter People is better. ( )
  bnbookgirl | Jul 28, 2017 |
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A long time ago, I tried to convince my younger brother that on some nights, while he was sleeping, I turned into a monster. This is for you, Tom.
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Amy's heart hammers, and her skin is slick with sweat.
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The latest novel from New York Times best-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 unfolds—revealing 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.

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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 adults, 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 unfolds--revealing 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.… (more)

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