Thursday, August 13, 2020

Review: What Happens at Night

What Happens at Night What Happens at Night by Peter Cameron
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When we were looking for our first home, I read House of Leaves and had crazy dreams. It might be that the week of an adoption home study is not the week to read this novel - or the most perfect week! "The man" and "The woman" are in an unnamed Northern or is it Eastern European country to bring home the baby they are adopting. The journey has been long and once they arrive, nothing seems right and things get stranger and stranger....

I spent some of my reading experience as investigator, where are they? Some clues had me convinced of Finland or Estonia. Someplace with washed up circus performers, lichen schnapps, endless course meals, and shady businessmen. Other times I was reading like mad to see what would happen next. Some bits made me laugh and at one point I called the book wackadoodle, and it is, but it's also sometimes poignant or beautiful or dreamlike.

This is the first book I've read from this author but I've had an earlier work on my TBR for a long time. I'll be checking it out sooner now!

This came out August 4 from Catapult and they did send me a copy ahead of time.

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