This is a book review of The Visitors by Catherine Burns. Post may contain affiliate links.
The Visitors by Catherine Burns
I don’t know why it says about me, but The Visitors by Catherine Burns is my kind of book. Creepy, disturbing, and upsetting.
The main characters in the book are older siblings Marion and John Zetland. They live together in a run down, hoarder-ish home. While John and what he is doing are the driving force of the novel, it is Marion who tells the story. Marion is in her mid 50’s. She rarely leaves her home and is dominated completely by her sick, evil brother John.
Marion lives her life, trying to ignore whatever it is that John is doing in the cellar. She still sleeps with teddy bears and is a mixture of innocence and lethargy.
Life goes on this way until one day when John has a heart attack. Now Marion must confront the secrets in the cellar. We learn that John might not be the only evil one in the family.
I love these kind of novels that delve into the mind of a character. I alternated between feeling sorry for Marion and being disgusted by her.
Very creepy and disturbing!
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