“Prolific storyteller Chris Bohjalian is not to be pigeonholed into one genre. When Chip Linton's plane is disabled by a flock of geese, he hopes to recreate "The Miracle on the Hudson," the successful landing by Sully Sullenberger. However, the plane cracks up and several passengers and crew are killed. Although found not culpable, he is seeing a psychiatrist for his "survivor's guilt" and PTSD. Therefore, when an opportunity to begin a new life for he, his wife and his twin daughters, he moves his family to the rambling Victorian house in rural upstate New Hampshire. The house and town is not without its mysteries. For example, why is their a room in the basement secured by a door with 39 bolts, the same number as the deceased on the doomed plane? Why does half the women in the town of Bethel with first names of herbs each have greenhouses? Why are these women enamored with the Linton twins? However, before Chip can explore these mysteries, he is visited by the first ghost - the ghost of the of young girl with the Dora the Explorer backpack who died on Chip's plane. This suspenseful novel is a Gothic ghost story reminiscent of Stephen King's The Shining or Ira Levin's Rosemary's Baby. It's a real page turner with a visceral response ending.”
John, I normally find myself loving this type of story but i just couldn't get into this story whatsoever, did you truly enjoy this book? Just curious.