No One Goes Alone By: Erik Larson
I received this audio book in September of 2021 as an arc for my honest opinion. I am late as per usually but here it is finally.
Good Reads Synopsis:
From New York Times bestselling author Erik Larson comes his first venture into fiction, an otherworldly tale of intrigue and the impossible that marshals his trademark approach to nonfiction to create something new: a ghost story thoroughly grounded in history.
Pioneering psychologist William James leads an expedition to a remote isle in search of answers after a family inexplicably vanishes. Was the cause rooted in the physical world . . . or were there forces more paranormal and sinister at work? Available only on audio, because as Larson says, ghost stories are best told aloud.
A group of researchers sets sail for the Isle of Dorn in the North Atlantic in 1905 to explore the cause of several mysterious disappearances, most notably a family of four who vanished without a trace after a week-long holiday on the island. Led by Professor James, a prominent member of the Society for Psychical Research, they begin to explore the island’s sole cottage and surrounding landscape in search of a logical explanation.
The idyllic setting belies an undercurrent of danger and treachery, with raging storms and unnerving discoveries adding to the sense of menace. As increasingly unexplainable events unfold, the now-stranded investigators are unsure whether they can trust their own eyes, their instincts, one another—or even themselves.
Erik Larson has written a terrifying tale of suspense, underpinned with actual people and events. Created specifically to entertain audio listeners, this eerie blend of the ghostly and the real will keep listeners captivated till the blood-chilling end.
Featuring Erik Larson reading his Notes for a Narrator.
There really isn’t much to say about this book. I gave it 3 stars. It was my first book of his that I read. I know that he writes historical fiction, and he tries to put that into this book as a twist to the story. He should have just stuck with the fiction part. This is an interesting concept and that did interest me. Who doesn’t like a scary story? I am grateful that the story wasn’t too scary because I am a wimp when it comes to that.
I liked that he went through his process at the end of the story, and you got a chance to hear his voice. I did enjoy the narrator he was very good.