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The visitors / Catherine Burns.

By: Burns, Catherine, 1969- [author,, editor of compilation.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookDescription: 261 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780733637759; 0733637752.Subject(s): Family secrets -- Fiction | Single women -- Fiction | Brothers -- Death -- Fiction | Brothers and sisters -- FictionGenre/Form: Domestic fiction.DDC classification: 823.92
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Marion Zetland lives with her domineering older brother, John in a decaying Georgian townhouse on the edge of an English seaside resort. A timid spinster in her fifties who still sleeps with teddy bears, Marion does her best to shut out the shocking secret that John keeps in the cellar. Until, suddenly, John has a heart attack and Marion is forced to go down to the cellar herself and face the gruesome truth that her brother has kept hidden. As questions are asked and secrets unravel, maybe John isn't the only one with a dark side.


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[DEBUT] Unmarried and friendless at 54, Marion Zetland lives with her domineering brother John, a disgraced former schoolteacher, in their dilapidated family home in Northport, England. Marion's days are spent daydreaming, watching made-for-TV movies, and trying to ignore the cries and screams coming from the cellar where John spends most of his days. With no one to confide in but her stuffed animals, Marion buries her head in the sand and tries her best not to think about the many sandwiches John takes into the basement each day or where the extra pieces of women's clothing come from on laundry day. When John ends up in the hospital for an extended stay, he relies on Marion to take over his role as caretakers for "the visitors." Forced to confront her fears, Marion must decide if she will do the right thing or let her true nature take hold. Verdict In her debut novel, Burns slowly uncovers an unsettling and grim world where unspeakable cruelty is passed down through generations like family china. The story will appeal to fans of recent psychological thrillers by Paula Hawkins or Gillian Flynn as well as classic suspense such as V.C. Andrews's Flowers in the Attic or Stephen King's Carrie.-Portia Kapraun, Delphi P.L., IN © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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