The Night Visitors

The Night Visitors

Jenn Ashworth Richard V. Hirst / Sep 19, 2019

The Night Visitors The novella concerns two women connected by the notorious Gosforth Massacre of a murder case famous among true crime fans and internet sleuths The two women strike up an email conversation and b

  • Title: The Night Visitors
  • Author: Jenn Ashworth Richard V. Hirst
  • ISBN: 9780993401411
  • Page: 182
  • Format: Paperback
  • The novella concerns two women connected by the notorious Gosforth Massacre of 1917, a murder case famous among true crime fans and internet sleuths The two women strike up an email conversation and begin an uneasy investigation into their mutual ancestor, Hattie Soak, who fled the scene of the crime.The Night Visitors explores ghosts, obsession and inherited evil ln thiThe novella concerns two women connected by the notorious Gosforth Massacre of 1917, a murder case famous among true crime fans and internet sleuths The two women strike up an email conversation and begin an uneasy investigation into their mutual ancestor, Hattie Soak, who fled the scene of the crime.The Night Visitors explores ghosts, obsession and inherited evil ln this novella, the technology that connects us becomes the conduit of un expiated evil in a story told entirely via an exchange of emails.

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      • Jenn Ashworth Richard V. Hirst

        Jenn Ashworth is an English writer She was born in 1982 in Preston, Lancashire She has graduated from Cambridge University and the Manchester Centre for New Writing In March 2011 she was featured as one of the BBC Culture Show s Best 12 New Novelists She previously worked as a librarian in a men s prison.She founded the Preston Writers Network, later renamed as the Central Lancs Writing Hub, and worked as its coordinator until it closed in January 2010 She has also taught creative writing at the Centre for New Writing at the University of Manchester, the University of Central Lancashire and the University of Lancaster.Her first novel, A Kind of Intimacy, won a Betty Trask Award in 2010 An extract from an earlier novel, lost as a result of a computer theft in 2004, was the winner of of the 2003 Quiller Couch Prize for Creative Writing at Cambridge University.


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    1. Alice Wells, a middle-aged ex-librarian, is at something of a crossroads. She's recently been made redundant, has split from her husband, and her teenage son is growing up fast. Having always nursed ambitions of becoming a writer, she tracks down a distant, and now elderly, relative, Orla Nelson. Orla is a distinguished author – while she only ever penned one novel, a dark coming-of-age story titled In the Lost Province, it has come to be regarded as a modern classic. Alice hopes to write abou [...]


    2. I really liked the premise of this book: a woman emails a distant relative to find out more about a woman whose children were horrifically murdered. The relative, a writer, replies, and the whole book is a series of emails between the two. Both of them have been withholding information from the other, which means that it is revealed slowly and cleverly to the reader as well. I also really enjoyed how the true characters of these two women were revealed as the book progressed. But after the initi [...]


    3. Utterly breath-taking. The Night Visitors was everything I want from horror: It envelops you, blocking out the background noise -- the telly, husband doing the washing-up, the cat asking for treats -- and leaves you stuck inside your own mind, actively reminding your body to breathe. A ghostly-and-thoroughly-human tale.


    4. A murder-mystery-cum-ghost-story played out in a series of email exchanges. Enjoyed the cattiness of the two, related, protagonists and the slow reveal of the layers of mystery. Entertaining novella, never menacing but some nasty surprises lurking within


    5. Decently chilling and a quick read. I'd recommend reading it in one go, I think some of the impact of the ending was lost for me because I read the last ten pages a week after the rest of it.



    6. I really liked this book, but feel it probably requires a re-read to pick up some of the details now that I "get" the ending. But it was indeed very creepy and the format of having it be exclusively an email exchange between the two women was excellent!I would love to read this book in a book group to get others' opinions and to maybe help put the pieces in place.



    7. If you a) love epistolary novels b) like the everyday intertwining with horror c) a meta novella that shows the perils of collaboration while being written collaboratively, then this will be up your street. Read it in one sitting - thoroughly enjoyable.


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