All the characters felt like people I had known for years, for better or worse, and the novel really took me back to my early post college years living in New York City for the first time as a magazine editor. I like the paranormal activities and the family ties through the ages. When she returns, Rachel has no memory of the time spent there. A zombie apocalypse is one thing.
Edie's death was deemed a suicide as she was seemingly depressed after a string of bad things had passed through her life.
I think I kind of like the little twists Castle is coming up with for the talents. She never even fought anyone throught the whole book. Seeing how the characters gush to their friends about a new boy they laid eyes on at a party, then send stream-of-consciousness emails to each other about their fears — I've rarely read something so spot on. All the threads to the mystery were there but they were woven in so well, integrated so expertly, and most importantly, I was so locked in on the first person narration and the full fallibleness of memory and perspective, I missed it until it was, a train out of control bearing down on my like the characters. However, what I most appreciated about THE LOST NIGHAn okay psychological thriller that sees Lindsay start to question her best friend's suicide, ten years after the event. Lindsay, the unreliable narrator (a difficult task in itself) is looking back 10 years to the unexpected suicide of a shining, but mercurial friend during their years of alcohol soaked, party focused living in a wild rundown apartment complex in New York. When new evidence starts to emerge it leaves Lindsay with a cold feeling, as all the evidence points at her.This book was such an exciting and wild ride—truly a thriller in every sense of the word. Indeed, the novel does double duty as a survival manual, packed full of good advice—for instance, try not to get wounded, for “injury turns you from a giver to a taker. Other Format I love a good thriller but can normally spot the twists from a few chapters away—not with this book! Being older, I found this lifestyle somewhat disorienting and a revelation to me, but one that I was fully immersed in. I knew exactly what the twist was going to be very quickly and that only made it all the more annoying when all my fears became true. Refresh and try again. bookshelf [Jayne Castle] -- With the ability to detect the auras of dangerous psychic criminals, Rachel Bonner has found peace and quiet on Rainshadow Island with her dust bunny companion. The Lost Night (Rainshadow, #1; Ghost Hunters, #9)I liked this one better than the first Rainshadow book and am looking forward to reading the next installment. I was stunned but how it ended and you will be too. Summer is a great time to lose yourself in a page-turning mystery. Sarah, the roommate, and Lindsay, the best friend, had been together with Edie's ex boyfriend, Alex, smoking, drinking, and partying, that night. I love a good thriller but can normally spot the twists from a few chapters away—not with this book! In 2009, Edie had New York’s social world in her thrall. Some people fall in love. Romance If you like books that both champion and question intense female friendships, this book is definitely for you. Show all comments Usually JAK introduces you to both protoganists right away so it took a few pages to realize that Marcus Lancaster was actually a villain, not the hero in disguise. That could be a crutch meant to disguise lack of differentiation in the characters' personalities, but I think it works as it's own expectation for the individuality of the characters. What an ending. Mystery & Thrillers Start by marking “The Lost Night” as Want to Read: Brooks is a pro at building suspense even if it plays out in some rather spectacularly yucky episodes, one involving a short spear that takes its name from “the sucking sound of pulling it out of the dead man’s heart and lungs.” Grossness aside, it puts you right there on the scene. Ten years later, Lindsey is reflecting on Edie and how her life ended. Pre-publication book reviews and features keeping readers and industry