The Visitors

The Visitors

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Book - 2015
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Nobody comes to the remote Scottish island of Bancree, and seventeen-year-old Flora can't wait to move to the mainland when she finishes school. So when a mysterious man and his daughter move into isolated Dog Cottage, Flora is curious. What could have brought these strangers to the island? The man is seductive but radiates menace, while Flo finds a kindred spirit in his daughter, Ailsa.
Publisher: Brooklyn :, Melville House,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781612194639
161219463X
Branch Call Number: FICTION Sylveste Simon 12/2015
Characteristics: 357 pages ;,21 cm

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JCLDebbieF Jul 18, 2017

Flora can't wait to leave Bancree. It's only a small island with nothing to do. She's seventeen years old and has one more year of high school left before she can see more of the world. When her boyfriend leaves to go to university Flora is all alone because she doesn't have any other friends. Hi... Read More »


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JCLDebbieF Jul 18, 2017

Flora can't wait to leave Bancree. It's only a small island with nothing to do. She's seventeen years old and has one more year of high school left before she can see more of the world. When her boyfriend leaves to go to university Flora is all alone because she doesn't have any other friends. His departure leaves her questioning their relationship's foundation. Fortunately Flora's loneliness doesn't last too long, because strangers move into the dilapidated cottage on Dog Rock. One of them is a girl her age named Ailsa and they become friends right away.
Flora can't deny something sinister is happening on the island. Men are disappearing and people are starting to get afraid. Flora can't believe it at first, but when someone she knows turns up missing she has to acknowledge there's a problem. Is Flora safe herself or is there something happening that she can't escape because she's part of it?

SquamishLibraryStaff May 07, 2016

Myth, mystery and atmosphere. This was a surprisingly wonderful read - not what I expected at all.

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