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Goodnight Stranger This book kind of came out of nowhere for me In the best way possibleLydia is one of a set of triplets living with her only living sibling Lucas on remote Wolf Island located fictionally? next to Martha's Vineyard The island itself is a metaphor for the isolation of Lydia and Lucas living alone in a rambling beach side house They are isolated from the world on their island from the island in their house and from each other in their own worldsLucas is pathologically shy and avoids all contact with other people leaving Lydia feeling trapped Their parents gone she worries Lucas might actually starve to death if she ever left making her deep desire to leave a real problemEver present in their lives and in the story is Baby B or Colin their lost brother who died as an infant Their mother never got over his loss and he stays a specter long after she diesSo it's pretty weird when Cole Anthony shows up There are weird things about his arrival like how Lydia seems drawn to him the moment he steps off the ferry The way he looks around the island like he knows the place But weirdest of all is how Lucas reacts to him Like he's found an old friend Or as Lucas is convinced he is their long lost brotherThis is a true thriller and builds slowly sprinkling seeds all along the way that Bay Gault deftly harvests as she ramps toward the ending It's tense readers Real tense Cole is someone even Lydia can't deny that but he knows too much How their mother sat on the dock to meditate where Lucas like to skip stones and worse he knows they need someone or something and he's arrived without a past intending to fill that need He and Lucas team up against Lydia who works frantically to uncover the truth about Cole and their mother and kinda everyone elseLydia's a fascinating character pulled by contradictory motivations aren't we all throughout the course of this story If I had any beefs with the book it might be that these kind of slow her down it also diverts into memory maybe a bit too often but only slightly but she knows how to pick up the pace when the moment calls for itIt's got a great unexpected but well earned ending the language is rich and visceral and there's such a strong sense of place I could feel my hair frizzing in the ocean breezeIt's a rare treat to read a book as beautiful as it is exciting but something tells me Miciah Bay Gault is a rare author This is my favorite new book coming out in 2019 Gault is a singularly talented writer and a major new talent I can't speak highly enough of this book Read it I devoured Miciah Bay Gault's captivating debut novel Goodnight Stranger I couldn't put it down It is at once suspenseful and moving and visceral and human I will be thinking about this book for a very long time Don't sleep on this It's a perfect read 2 stars Meh Just okA dark but not gory mystery that is extremely slow to unfold and above all things strange I was interested enough to keep reading until the end but there were no passages that I desired to highlight I honestly believe I will remember the general premise for a while due to its oddity but otherwise it was an ok but forgettable read First Sentence Baby B was our brother and he’d been dead all our lives Storyline was OkCharacters UnusualLacked Connection2 Waning StarsCleanishhhhFoul Language An exciting crisp and well paced story about regrets choices and letting go Lydia and Lucas live together in a ramshackle house on fictitious Wolf Island the smaller less well endowed neighbor of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard Their mother died 10 years ago Lucas has anxiety issues and Lydia well Lydia came back to the island before completing a single semester at Brown to care for their mother and hasn't left since They are the two remaining children of a set of triplets the dead one being Baby B whose existence life and death comes into uestion when Cole appears on the Island Cole winds his way into both their hearts but most especially to Lucas who comes to believe strongly that he is Baby B Lydia is less convinced and sets out to find out who Cole really is This gets seriously creepy in spots Gault has a good way of ramping up tensions Lydia is a very sympathetic character; she's someone who has lived along the margins and been paralyzed by her own inertia but the need to protect Lucas from Cole catapults her into action Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC This is a well done nicely plotted thriller with a number of twists I didn't see coming A satisfying read Lydia and Lucas Moore are in their late twenties when a stranger enters their small world on Wolf Island Lydia the responsible sister has cared for her pathologically shy brother Lucas ever since their mom’s death a decade before They live together comfortable yet confined in their family house by the sea shadowed by events from their childhoodWhen Lydia sees the stranger step off the ferry she feels an immediate connection to him Lucas is convinced the man Cole Anthony is the reincarnation of their baby brother who died when they were young Cole knows their mannerisms their home the topography of the island—what else could that mean Though Lydia is doubtful she can’t deny she is drawn to his magnetism his energy and his warmthTo discover the truth about Cole Lydia must finally face her anxiety about leaving the island and summon the strength to challenge Cole’s grip on her family’s past and her brother A deliciously alluring read Goodnight Stranger is a story of choices and regrets courage and loneliness and the ways we hold on to those we love Lydia and Lucas live on a small island After the loss of their parents Lydia takes care if Lucas who is pathologically shy Their triplet brother Baby B died as an infant While she lived their mother never got over this loss and constantly searched for Baby B One day a stranger comes to the island Lydia is drawn to him and Lucas is convinced that he is their long lost brother Baby B As Lydia begins to realize that Cole knows way too many things about them things begin to get very tenseI could not put this one down Some fine writing from an emerging star Excellent sense of place Taut and compelling at the end

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