Monday, September 8, 2014

Blog Tour: The Night Visitor by Dianne Emley

Author: Dianne Emley
Publisher: Random House Alibi
Date of publication: September 16, 2014

Gorgeous and successful, Rory Langtry seemed to have it all. Daughter of a movie star and sister of a supermodel, Rory was engaged to sexy artist, Junior Lara. But her bright future went dark one terrible, bloody night that left her sister dead and the accused murderer—Junior—in an extended coma.

Now, five years later, Rory appears to have put the past behind her. She has a wonderful new fiancé and heads a successful cosmetics company. Yet dark secrets threaten. Across town, Junior lies close to death but before he departs he seeks to clear his name.

It starts with a feeling. It turns into a vision. Soon Rory is having sensations that only Junior could experience—from the horrifying to the erotic. Then she learns details about the awful night that only Junior could know, new found knowledge with potentially fatal consequences. When another act of violence rocks her family, Rory plunges deeper into the unsolved mystery, led by an inexplicable visitor to a dangerous time and place where all will be revealed at last. But until then, Junior will not let her go.

The Night Visitor was a pretty creepy book.  For some reason, I was expecting a ghost story when I started reading the book.  I guess I didn't pay attention to the synopsis that well.  Instead, I got a chilling murder mystery involving possession.  At least, I guess that is what you would call it.  I really liked the concept of Junior connecting with first his brother, then his former fiance in order to solve his attempted murder.  The creepy thing is that Junior has been in a vegetative state for 5 years.

As Junior slowly takes over Rory's mind and body, she begins to unravel the mystery of what happened the night her sister was killed and Junior was injured.  It isn't enough that Junior communicates with Rory, her body also begins to take on the symptoms of Junior's many illnesses, like bed sores. Her whole family thinks she is slowly going crazy.  I have to say that the solution to the mystery took me by surprise with the twist in the end. I was not expecting it at all.  It's a fairly quick read that sucked me right in and I do recommend it.

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About the author:

Dianne Emley gained critical acclaim for the previous books in the Nan Vining series, The First Cut, a Los Angeles Timesbestseller, and Cut to the Quick. Her newest novel featuring Nan Vining is Love Kills. She lives in Pasadena, California, with her husband, Charlie.

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Dianne Emley’s TLC Books Tours TOUR STOPS:
Monday, September 8th: From the TBR Pile
Tuesday, September 9th: Bewitched Bookworms
Wednesday, September 10th: No More Grumpy Bookseller
Thursday, September 11th: Peeking Between the Pages
Friday, September 12th:  Bibliophilia, Please
Monday, September 15th: Saints and Sinners Books
Tuesday, September 16th: Musings of a Bookish Kitty
Wednesday, September 17th: Sara’s Organized Chaos
Thursday, September 18th: Tiffany’s Bookshelf
Monday, September 22nd: Back Porchervations
Monday, September 22nd:  Lovely Reads
Tuesday, September 23rd:  Booked on a Feeling 
Wednesday, September 24th:  Bound By Words 
Wednesday, September 24th:  Supernatural Snark
Thursday, September 25th:  Stitch Read Cook


LisaMM said...

That does sound creepy but also really intriguing! Thank you so much for being on the tour.

Dianne Emley said...

Thanks for your wonderful review, Kari. I'm delighted that you enjoyed The Night Visitor! Thanks for hosting my book.