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Book Review

A pilot haunted by his dead passengers in ‘Night Strangers’

By Julie Wittes Schlack
October 21, 2011

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In his last book, “Secrets of Eden,’’ Chris Bohjalian flirted with the paranormal, and in his latest, “The Night Strangers,’’ he flings himself into a full-blooded romance with it. In doing so, he earns a place alongside Stephen King as the master of the Halloween beach book. This ghost story is expertly and, at times, beautifully written, deliciously creepy, and, like a bag of trick-or-treat loot, silently calls out to you when it’s languishing on the night table.

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THE NIGHT STRANGERS By Chris Bohjalian

Crown , 378 pp. , $25