From the New York Times bestselling author of Chasing Vermeer an unforgettable story about an island haunted by the past . . . and the ghosts who must help with the present. Ghosts are alive on the island of Nantucket. You can hear them in the wind, and in the creaks of the old homes. They want to be remembered. And, even more, they want to protect what was once theirs. The ghosts seem to have chosen a few local kids to be their messengers -- and to help save the island. But in this mystery, the line between those who haunt and those who are haunted is a thin one -- and the past and the present must come to terms with one another in order to secure the future....
|Title||:||Out of the Wild Night|
|Number of Pages||:||320 pages|
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Out of the Wild Night Reviews
This is a ghost story set on Nantucket. The ghosts of the island befriend some local children in an attempt to save the old historical houses (and therefore the ghosts that haunt them) from damage/change. The main narrator is Mary, a ghost with a bell who is trying to awaken the island to the damaging changes that newcomers are bringing to historic houses. The children and one of their ghost-sensitive grandfathers try to make sense of the ghostly happenings which start to ramp up when houses sta ...more
This is an interesting twist on a traditional ghost story. The story makes a big case for historic preservation. Set in Nantucket there are a lot of little tidbits about local island life that I'm sure would help connect the reader to the story for me most of that was lost since I haven't even visited Nantucket. There is a twist at the end that neither my son or myself saw coming.
Beautifully written ghost story that, although I could only read it in the daytime, wasn't too scary.
Now that I have finished reading Out of the Wild Night, I may need to go back and read it again. I found it difficult to read since I wasn't always sure whose view I was reading it from. The twist at the end makes everything clear. It was not the ghost story that I was thinking it was.
I have loved all the books by Ms. Balliett and this is a bit different from her other mysteries. Like her other books, the setting is important and I could feel like I was on Nantucket.
I'm actually recommending ...more