The Premonition by Chris Bohjalian

December 23rd, 2016 kimbacaffeinate Review 14 Comments

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The Premonition by Chris Bohjalian

I have read nearly all of Chris Bohjalian novels and have loved them. The Sleepwalker was on my December reading list when the opportunity presented itself to review The Premonition. I could not resist. This is a very short prequel narrated by Cady McClain on audio and available as an eBook. Bohjalian takes the reader to a quiet Vermont town and shares the events of one summer.

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The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian

January 5th, 2016 kimbacaffeinate Review 54 Comments

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The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian

Opening one of Chris Bohjalian’s novels is like opening a present. Each is unique and masterfully written as he shares everything from suspense to war-torn lovers. The Guest Room takes us to the quiet suburbs of Westchester NY, where a bachelor party ends with a double homicide and far-reaching consequences. Skillfully written and engaging I slipped in and read until the end.

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Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian

July 7th, 2014 kimbacaffeinate Review 80 Comments

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Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian

I first discovered Chris Bohjalian in 2011 when I read and loved his suspense thriller, The Night Strangers. Since then I have read two of his historical fictions The Sandcastle Girls and The Light in the Ruins. Each story is vastly different, beautiful, captivating and memorable. It seems no matter what story Bohjalian tells it is destined to entwine itself into my memory.

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Review: The Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian

July 1st, 2013 kimbacaffeinate Review 51 Comments

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Review: The Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian

I requested to review The Light of the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian for three reasons. I have loved every book Chris has ever written, it’s set in Italy and takes place during and after WWII a period in history I find fascinating. Once again Bohjalian delivered and I found myself swept up in the murder mystery, the history of the Rosatis family and Germany’s impact on Italy and its people. Three word review: captivating, dark and breathtaking.

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The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian

June 28th, 2012 kimbacaffeinate Review 11 Comments

28th Jun
The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian

“How do a million and a half people die with nobody knowing? — You kill them in the middle of nowhere.” –Chris Bohjalian, The Sandcastle Girls
The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian is one of the most beautiful and touching novels that I have ever had the pleasure to read. I just finished reading this and I sit her with puffy eyes and a heavy heart. This was both an epic family love story and a look …

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The Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian

October 31st, 2011 kimbacaffeinate Review 0 Comments

31st Oct
The Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian

Night Strangers is a psychological thriller with paranormal elements. It will have you turning the pages to discover the secrets of a small town in New Hampshire. Bohjalian’s tale is reminiscent of Stephen King and the Stand. I chose to read this over Halloween weekend and it was quite a thrill. The ending to this novel will simply blow you away.

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