In a dusty corner of a basement in a rambling Victorian house in northern New Hampshire, a door has long been sealed shut with thirty-nine 6-inch-long carriage bolts.
The home’s new owners are Chip and Emily Linton and their twin ten-year-old daughters. Together they hope to rebuild their lives there after Chip, an airline pilot, has to ditch his regional jet in Lake Champlain after double engine failure. The body count? Thirty-nine—a coincidence not lost on Chip when he discovers the bolts in his basement door. Haunted by the accident, he and his family struggle to start again—unaware that sometimes the past will find you.
Bohjalian delivers a poignant and powerful story with all the hallmarks readers have come to expect: a palpable sense of place, an unerring sense of the demons that drive us, and characters we care about deeply.
The difference this time? Some of those characters are dead.
2/5 stars (it was ok)
I picked this book up expecting to be really scared but was disappointed. Maybe I’ve just read too many scary books and my scary meter is too high. This story follows a pilot that is haunted by 3 ghosts of the passengers from the flight he crashed. Also in the mix are these “herbalists” that refuse to call themselves witches. I think the author either need to stick to ghosts or witches or written them to connect with each other more. This book felt like two separate books. Also the way it is narrated when we are following Chip, we are Chip and everything he does/thinks is referred to as “you”. Also I did not care for the ending.
Our next book is: Crow Lake - Mary Lawson