Monday, December 12, 2016

The Premonition; Chris Bohjalian



A sort prequel to The Sleepwalker, which will be released in January (Doubleday), The Premonition is a quick read, very atmospheric and a tad creepy as well.

Set in rural Vermont, Lianna Ahlberg is a high school senior when she witnesses her first "premonition".  A thunderstorm, snapping power lines, and soon two horses belonging to the new neighbors, the Holbrooks, are electrocuted.

The foreshadowing indicates the Holbrook's odd little boy, Eric, who is obsessed with all things medieval will be more developed in the next story.  The same is true for Lianna and Paige's(the younger sister), as well as Annalee, the girl's mother, who has bouts of sleepwalking when Mr. Ahlberg is away from home.  She has done some crazy and scary things in the past.

This story wraps up with a nail biting episode that made me want to continue on with The Sleepwalker immediately. Readers who enjoyed previous contemporary fiction by this author should be sure to check both books out.

4/5
(Kindle purchase)

14 comments:

  1. That does sound pretty interesting!

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  2. I'm planning to read The Sleepwalker...wondering if I should read this first?

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    1. Not necessary I'm sure but, it's quick and gives a nice intro.

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  3. Oooh...sounds creepy & good! I love Bohjalian's novels and hadn't heard about The Sleepwalker yet, so thanks!

    The last novel of his that I read was Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands, so I have some catching up to do.

    Sue

    Book By Book

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    1. Sue, you do have some catching up to do:) I enjoy his books but, am not a huge fan of his historical novels.

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  4. I love Bohjalian's work and need to get my hands on this.

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  5. This sounds intriguing although unfortunately I don't like books that feature anything supernatural - enjoy your reading.

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  6. I like the sound of this but like Cleo, I don't like anything that includes the supernatural.

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  7. Not my usual kind of read but Bohjalian is such a good writer, I might just have to give it a try.

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