Today I’m sharing my review of “The Night Visitor”, by Patrick Redmond.
About the book:
When does a gift become a curse?
Meg has a gift. She can change lives. But when tragedy strikes in childhood she vows never to use it again.
Now an adult, she is living in Cornwall; a place where the elements themselves have a life of their own. When they call she refuses to listen, fearful of the dark places where her gift can lead.
But the dead will not be silenced. They are stronger than her. And now they have chosen she is powerless to escape…
The book opens during Meg’s childhood. Meg can see ghosts, and tries to speak for them. She is bullied for it, but her mother encourages her to use her gifts. After a tragedy during this time, she tries to silence the gift. But some ghosts will not be silenced.
As you know, my reviews are always honest, and I’m going to start by saying this book was not what I was expecting. I was told it was a thriller with a spooky element to it – and that is not what it was.
Yes, it was slightly spooky – thankfully not terrifying. I don’t normally like anything with too much paranormal, and certainly not anything that can be described as horror. But it wasn’t a thriller. It was more of what I would call romantic suspense.
It was a book of two halves – literally. The first half dealt with Meg’s childhood, the second half her adulthood.
If you’re looking for paranormal romance, this might be more your thing than it was mine.
About the author:
Patrick Redmond is an English author of psychological thrillers; typical themes include insanity, secrets and death. He attended Felsted School, then studied law at Leicester University and British Columbia in Vancouver.