The Visitors

By Catherine Burns

The Visitors by [Burns, Catherine]

3.5 out of 5 stars

Marion lives with her brother John in their old family home. She is in her fifties and he is a little older. She seems to live under his rule.  She grew up afraid of his moods and bending to them. He runs the house and the basement. The basement is locked and she is not supposed to go in there, even though she knows what’s down there, she abides by his rules. Marion lives in her own little world, filled with stuffed animals, and daydreams of a different life. Marion is a very different bird. When John takes ill, she must go into the basement and what happens after that ….

This has to be one of the creepiest books I have read in a long time. This family was so strange and so mentally ill. There were times I felt bad for Marion. She was so bullied by John but then she would do something to someone and I was not feeling the pity anymore. There were parts that seemed to drag so I found myself wanting to flip through but it is a well-written thriller.

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and Legends Press in exchange for an honest review.


2 thoughts on “The Visitors

  1. This book has a bunch of the stuff I like in a story… mental illness, gothic atmosphere, isolation, creepy child-like adult characters, dysfunctional families, toxic relationships, etc… It seems like it’s gotten a lot of mixed reviews though. I read about this book online a while back; thanks for reminding me about it! 🙂 Cool blog!

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