Friday, September 23, 2016

Review: Yesternight by Cat Winters

Title: Yesternight
Author: Cat Winters
Series: Stand Alone
Published By: William Morrow (October 4, 2016)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Historical (with paranormal elements)
My Rating: 4 Stars!


Book Description:
From the author of The Uninvited comes a haunting historical novel with a compelling mystery at its core. A young child psychologist steps off a train, her destination a foggy seaside town. There, she begins a journey causing her to question everything she believes about life, death, memories, and reincarnation.

In 1925, Alice Lind steps off a train in the rain-soaked coastal hamlet of Gordon Bay, Oregon. There, she expects to do nothing more difficult than administer IQ tests to a group of rural schoolchildren. A trained psychologist, Alice believes mysteries of the mind can be unlocked scientifically, but now her views are about to be challenged by one curious child.

Seven-year-old Janie O’Daire is a mathematical genius, which is surprising. But what is disturbing are the stories she tells: that her name was once Violet, she grew up in Kansas decades earlier, and she drowned at age nineteen. Alice delves into these stories, at first believing they’re no more than the product of the girl’s vast imagination. But, slowly, Alice comes to the realization that Janie might indeed be telling a strange truth.


Alice knows the investigation may endanger her already shaky professional reputation, and as a woman in a field dominated by men she has no room for mistakes. But she is unprepared for the ways it will illuminate terrifying mysteries within her own past, and in the process, irrevocably change her life. 








Cat Winter's has quickly become one of my favorite authors when I want a good well written historical read with the touch of something other. 

Yesternight does not disappoint.

Alice is the type of girl Winters has become known for, tough, brave, and not at all conventional for the time period she lives in, but Alice also has a dark side, one she tries to keep hidden from all those around her, even her family. 

I don't want to go into too much detail but I will say this, Winter's take on reincarnation was fabulously done. This was eery at times and filled with unexpected twists and turns I just didn't see coming. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it and the ending left me both chilled and delighted. 

Another fabulous, suspense filled read from Winters.










*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

47 comments:

  1. I really need to pick a book from her. They sound so good with the historical and "other". Great review!

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    1. She is a fun one and I do like the otherness of them. ;)

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  2. I quite enjoy this author's works, so I might just give this a chance!

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  3. This sounds fantastic!! I really do need to read something by Cat Winters. She's been on my wish list since she first started writing, I think! Gah, I'm awful. hah

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    1. It's okay I understand but definitely try her, if not this one then her YA.

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  5. OOh sounds like something I would like Thanks Kindlemom

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  6. Too bad you got spammed Kindlemom. Doesn't that just irk you!!!

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  7. I have this one coming up very soon, and I am looking forward to it. So far I have enjoyed all of Ms. Winters books.

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    1. I think you will really like this one as well Heidi.

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  8. I haven't read this author but that does sound good.

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  9. Good to see a historical paranormal titles rated so highly ! SMH at the spammer earlier in the comments. Great Review!
    Tori @ In Tori Lex

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  10. I love the fact the reincarnation was fabulously done - very eerie sounding and perfect for this time of year. Hope you have a great weekend, Ali :)

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    1. It was perfect for that Kim! Happy Friday and I hope you have a nice weekend as well!

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  11. I added it to my audible. Awesome review...I love the cover, and the book sound right up my alley!

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  12. Oh sweet! I was hoping it was as good as another book by hers that I've read. I'm now curious about her take on reincarnation. Can't wait to read it. :) Brilly review.

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    1. I think you'll really like it, it was creepy good!

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  13. oh wonderful review Ali. I think I would really love this, if I can ever pick up a book by Cat >.<

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    1. Hey Lily, so good to see you! And I really do hope that you try one of her books even if it isn't this one. ;)

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  14. Great review! This one sounds really good -- historical fiction can be hit or miss for me but I like the sound of this one

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    1. It really can for me as well but so far I've really liked (or loved) everything I've read by her.

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  15. Well if it left you both chilled and delighted then this book did something right.

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  16. All her books sounds ammazing. I think i'll read her other books first before reading this one. Thanks for the review

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    1. Definitely read them and I really hope you like them! Thanks so much for stopping by and checking it out!

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  17. Oh I was curious about this one!

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    1. I hope you decide to try it because it really was so good!

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  18. Oh I am curious about the reincarnation and suspense!

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    1. I actually think you would really like this Kim. ;)

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  19. I am not so into historical novels but this sounds interesting. Great review like always
    xx

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  20. I really love the cover of this one! I'm glad you loved it, Ali!

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    1. It does have a great cover and it is very fitting to the setting of the story.

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  21. Ooo reincarnation! This sounds like a good one. I love historical novels with a touch of paranormal if it's done well. I really need to try one of this author's books. :D I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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  22. Ooooh, reincarnation. interesting. Love the cover.

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  23. I'm behind on reading this, as I was supposed to start it last week. I think I'm gonna go ahead and binge read this one and The Steep and Thorny Way this weekend or the beginning of next week. I love her writing!

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    1. I love her writing as well. I hope you love it and the others as well!

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