Book Review: The Visitors
The Visitors: A Dark and Chilling Suspense
by Catherine Burns
General Fiction (Adult) , Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date 03 Oct 2017
I am reviewing a copy of The Visitors through Legend Press and Netgalley:
Marion Zealand is a timid old spinster who still sleeps with teddy bears, and lives with her older brother John in an old Georgian Townhouse on the seaside, the house is falling apart, and in the basement is a shocking secret John kept in the cellar.
When John has a heart attack Marion must go down to the cellar and face the horrors she has been trying to hide from. As a child John was prone to utbursts when he didn’t get his way, calling his Mother horrible names, and treats his sister horribly, while his parents do nothing about it. As a child he’d make Marion crawl on the floor like a dog, or eat toothpaste until she got sick. He found pleasure in humiliating her.
Marion and John’s parents left them with family money. Despite that she felt that she needed her brother, that she could not make it on her own.
Whereas Marion had never worked John took a jobteaching chemistry at Broadleaf school right after graduating from Oxford. John was let go after a girl named Lauren Hargreaves had accused him of touching her.
Marion often hears what sounds like women screaming but she does her best to convince herself it is nothing.
But there are women in that cellar, and it isn’t only John who has a dark side.
I give The Visitors four out of five stars.