The Visitors by Catherine Burns

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Read The Visitors Online Free - 'Once you start Catherine Burns's dark, disturbing, and enthralling debut novel, it's hard to stop. The Visitors is bizarrely unsettling, yet compulsively readable.' Iain Reid, Internationally Bestselling Author of I'm Thinking of Ending Things

Marion Zetland lives with her domineering older brother, John in a decaying Georgian townhouse on the edge of a northern seaside resort. A timid spinster in her fifties who still sleeps with teddy bears, Marion does her best to shut out the shocking secret that John keeps in the cellar.

Until, suddenly, John has a heart attack and Marion is forced to go down to the cellar herself and face the gruesome truth that her brother has kept hidden.

As questions are asked and secrets unravel, maybe John isn't the only one with a dark side.

Title : The Visitors
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ISBN : 1787199851
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 288 pages


j e w e l s rated it ★★★★☆

October 07, 2017

Let me just say this straight up: I LOVED this book. HOWEVER.........."big but coming in now" A bunch of readers are not going to feel the same. If you're looking for a heart-thumping thriller, you might want to skip this book for now. My mood as I started reading: I was burned out on baby abducti...

Kaceey rated it ★★★☆☆

October 14, 2017

I always thought I loved books that had a huge "creep" factor. Well, either my taste is changing or now these authors are taking creep to a whole new level (I think the latter is the case!). This was just beyond my comfort zone. Marion and John are middle-aged siblings still living together in th...

Kathryn rated it ★★★★☆

July 31, 2017

“We are only as blind as we want to be” --Maya Angelou The lies we tell ourselves because the truth is too painful to bear. There exists the heart of Catherine Burns’ magnificent debut novel, The Visitors. All those tiny deceptions we use to make ourselves feel better. To justify our actions. Excus...

Kendall rated it ★★☆☆☆

October 12, 2017

What a fun traveling sister read with a huge group of ladies. I have to say that I definitely enjoyed reading alongside everyone! The Visitors by Catherine Burns is a dark and disturbing thriller. I will be honest, I did not like this book at all. I was confused as to where the author was trying...

Norma rated it ★★★☆☆

October 12, 2017

3.5 stars! I’m still undecided if I want to round up or down so down it is for now. This was a Traveling Sister group read with Brenda, Diane, Kendall, Kaceey, Sarah, Jennifer, Mackey, Jan, and Holly. It's always fun and a pleasure to read with this wonderful group of ladies, even when we have di...

Diane S ☔ rated it ★★★☆☆

October 15, 2017

A dysfunctional family, though using that word here may be a disservice to dysfunctional families. Parents, one extremely passive, father, a lecher and maybe more, Marion, sister, backwards, not much expected of nor by her and John, cruel and I think quite insane. Parents dead, now a grown brothe...

Brenda rated it ★★★☆☆

October 13, 2017

Traveling Sisters Group Read with Norma. Kaceey, Diane, JanB, Sarah, Jennifer, and Kendall I read this as a Traveling Sisters group read with seven of my Traveling Sisters. The Visitors had us split again on how we felt about this one and how much we enjoyed it. The Visitors starts off slow and cre...

Sarah rated it ★★★★☆

October 11, 2017

This was a group read (hello, Traveling Sisters!) that divided the ladies. I fall into the higher rating camp. It's dark, it's odd, and it'll probably leaving you scratching your head at the end and feeling unsettled. It's also a very slow burn that's more of a character study which takes you ins...

Tina rated it ★★★★★

September 13, 2017

What a wicked, twisted tale this was! Brilliant debut by Catherine Burns! I really enjoyed this and was fully immersed in the story. Marion and John are a mid-aged brother and sister who still live together in their old childhood home. Marion has always been weak, and quiet and fully dominated by...

Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader rated it ★★★★☆

October 13, 2017

3.75 stars rounded up for The Visitors. This was a Traveling Sister read with a large group, and it made for some fun discussions and a wide range of feelings on the book! The Visitors had a slower start for me. The backstory was lengthy, but mostly necessary to progress the plot. More of a charac...

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