The Night Child: A Novel
The Night Child is a breathtaking story about split consciousness, saving a broken child, and the split between past and present. It's about the extraordinary capacity within each of us to save ourselves through visionary means. All Nora Brown wants is to teach high school English and live a... show more
The Night Child is a breathtaking story about split consciousness, saving a broken child, and the split between past and present. It's about the extraordinary capacity within each of us to save ourselves through visionary means. All Nora Brown wants is to teach high school English and live a quiet life in Seattle with her husband and six-year-old daughter. But one November day, moments after dismissing her class, a girl's face appears above the students' desks -- a wild numinous face with startling blue eyes, a face floating on top of shapeless drapes of purples and blues where arms and legs should have been. Terror rushes through Nora's body -- the kind of raw terror you feel when there's no way out, when every cell in your body, your entire body, is on fire -- when you think you might die. Twenty-four hours later, while on Thanksgiving vacation, the face appears again. This time, it whispers, Remember the Valentine's dress. Shaken once again, Nora meets with neurologists and eventually, a psychiatrist. As the story progresses, a terrible secret is discovered -- a secret that pushes Nora toward an even deeper psychological breakdown.
Publish date: 2018-01-30
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Pages no: 200
Edition language: English
Well, not really something you would read on Valentine's Day on purpose, it was a little different, especially considering the day.I knew it would be emotional as per the hint in the blurb on the website. And the blurb was totally correct. A remembrance of what happened back in Nora's childhood that...
I really didn’t expect this novel to take all the twists and turns that it took. As the novel began to close, I couldn’t believe that the author really chose that ending for the main character. With everything that had occurred, it just didn’t seem right. Nora is not content teaching high school l...
THE NIGHT CHILD is the dark and moving debut novel from Anna Quinn. I feel like I should include a trigger warning, but on the other hand, a trigger warning gives you a heads up as to what is going to happen and I think it's best to let the author tell the story as she intended. Just be aware that t...
A special thank you to Edelweiss, NetGalley and Blackstone for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Nora Brown is a high school English teacher. She leads a low-key life in Seattle with her husband, Paul, and six-year old daughter, Fiona. After dismissing her class for Thanksgiving weekend, N...
Nora Brown lives a quiet life with her husband and six-year-old daughter in Seattle. She's an English teacher at a high school. It's the last day before Thanksgiving break and she'll be going away with her family, but before she leaves her classroom she sees a girls face floating on top of the drape...