The Night Child Book Review

Book Reviews

The Night Child
Author: Anne Quinn
Genre: Pschological thriller
Expected Date of Publication: Jan 2018
Pre- order: Amazon

The Night Child is Dark

There is a reason why the title and cover is so. You have a child with back facing you, and the sky is dark. Even if you have not read the synopsis, you know that this is not going to be a happy and rainbow type of story. The story starts off with a very interesting hook: Nora Brown was a child ghost at school.

She describes it as

a wild numinous face with startling blue eyes, a face floating on top of shapeless drapes of purples and blues where arms and legs should have been.

Story Starts with … a Therapist

I was mildly surprised that Nora went to a therapist straight away, like a chapter or two into the story. The pace really picks up from there after. We quickly establish that this is not a paranormal/ ghost story, and no one is out to kill or main people in the Night Child.

But that is not why this is an “adult” book in my category. But I will really recommend younger children not read this, the theme is not something that they understand. The story can be quite disturbing, even for adults. Nora went through it, and her current situation is triggered by a series of events.


Without telling you a lot and spoiling everything, Nora is the main character and it written in third person point of view. This is probably the easiest way to write the story, without adding into confusion. After meeting a therapist named David, and a third character shows up: Margaret.

Now everyone has a role to play in the story, each person in the book has contributed an important aspect into Nora’s life and behavior/ changes. But the focus is still on her, and this is the story


It is dark and painful to start, as the journey with Nora down to memory lane is scary and shit crazy. We learn that her mother hates her, but she and we have little inkling as to why. There is a reason, perhaps? I see that after I finished reading the book.

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I do hope that you read it. The writing is gripping and the pace is somewhat moderate. There is no plots of murder, or dangerous things. The Night Child is a book of painful memories, and the strength the mind has to withstand it. We might be broken, but we can still fix it, so long as we ask for it.

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