"My mother used to talk about passages and, once and awhile, about ordeals. We all have them; we are all shaped by them. She thought the key to find the healing in the hurt."
This is the second book I've read by Chris Bohjalian (the other one was The Sandcastle Girls). I really like his writing style and characters. Plus my local library has a lot of his books on playaway!!!
The Night Stranger was pretty good. After a devastating plane crash that kills 39 people, the pilot Chip relocated his wife Emily and twin daughters to New Hampshire. The old Victorian house that they move into holds many secrets - a door bolted shut in the basement and stories of a young boy committing suicide years before - the family is for more then they bargained for. The story gets stranger as Chip meets some of the dead passengers from the plane crash in his basement and the herbalist neighbors begin to take a strong and almost obsessive interest in the twin girls. This modern-day ghost story is full of town secrets and and the strange people that live there.