Friday, September 26, 2014

BLOG TOUR: The Night Visitor by Dianne Emley

Title: The Night Visitor
Author: Dianne Emley
Genre: Adult Thriller/Paranormal Mystery
Publisher: Alibi- Random House
Release Date: Sept 16/2014
Adquired: e-ARC provided by Publisher
Goodreads: ADD
Purchase: Amazon/Kobo Books 

In bestselling author Dianne Emley’s chilling new paranormal thriller, a beautiful woman’s romantic past comes back to haunt her in the form of an otherworldly visitor seeking justice.

Gorgeous and successful, Rory Langtry seemed to have it all. Daughter of a movie star and sister of a supermodel, Rory was engaged to sexy artist, Junior Lara. But her bright future went dark one terrible, bloody night that left her sister dead and the accused murderer—Junior—in an extended coma.

Now, five years later, Rory appears to have put the past behind her. She has a wonderful new fiancé and heads a successful cosmetics company. Yet dark secrets threaten. Across town, Junior lies close to death but before he departs he seeks to clear his name.

It starts with a feeling. It turns into a vision. Soon Rory is having sensations that only Junior could experience—from the horrifying to the erotic. Then she learns details about the awful night that only Junior could know, newfound knowledge with potentially fatal consequences. When another act of violence rocks her family, Rory plunges deeper into the unsolved mystery, led by an inexplicable visitor to a dangerous time and place where all will be revealed at last. But until then, Junior will not let her go.


A surprisingly dark mystery, with a paranormal twist thrown in for good measure. The Night Visitor would have translated into a cheesy thriller on film, but on my e-reader, it was a narrative that seriously kept me hooked. The characters were distinct, and wonderfully cliched, the visuals stayed alive in my head long after they were described, and in terms of the mystery aspect, I would NOT have been able to guess that shocking conclusion.

The Night Visitor opens with a haunting murder scene, stocked with everything from a dark, creepy apartment, wild birds, eerie silence, and a of course, a huge slopping puddle of blood on the floor. The victims: artist Junior Lara and model Anya Langtry. Anya is pronounced dead, as Junior falls into a deep coma. The narrative continues around and within the lives of the victim's families: the Tates/Langtry's, old money, new money, and owners of a highly successful cosmetic line, and the Lara's, Junior's not as wealthy brother, sister, and mother. Rory Langtry, Junior's ex-girlfriend, and Anya's twin sister, claims the lead role as she suddenly develops a paranormal connection to the comatose Junior. She begins to see the world through his eyes, feel what he feels, and more importantly, becomes steps closer to finding out what really happened the night her boyfriend and sister died.

All cheesiness, and orgasmic coma scenes aside, The Night Visitor provided a much needed entertainment factor. It was intense, without stop, and I thought the paranormal aspect played well into the narrative. In all honesty, I was expecting a big reveal that barely dropped my jaw, but there it was, right on the floor, when the author finally shoved the murderer into the light. The build-up was definitely worth it, and I can't wait to get my hands on some more of Emley's mysteries.

Recommended for Fans of: Mystery, Paranormal, Thriller, Starter House by Sonja Condit. 

Dianne Emley is a Los Angeles Times bestselling author. Her stand-alone paranormal mystery, The Night Visitor, will be published in September 2014. Dianne has received critical acclaim for her mystery series featuring homicide detective Nan Vining, a hard-edged, haunted cop and single mom who's obsessed to find the man who stabbed her and left her for dead.

She also writes the Iris Thorne Mysteries about a sexy, single investment advisor in L.A. in the "greed is good" 1980s. Her short fiction has been published in anthologies including Literary Pasadena. Her books have been translated into six languages. A Los Angeles native, she lives in California with her husband.

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Thank-you to Lisa from TLC Book Tours for hosting this tour, and to William Morrow for sending me a print ARC to review!

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