Book Review: Day Sixteen: A Supernatural Thriller

Hello Bookworms!

I hope you’ve been having a lot of fun on this festive weekend and get lots of time with friends and family. I honestly don’t have much going on, but I did get some awesome new bookshelf décor.

Isn’t he adorable? CoopCreationsSD on Etsy made this if you are interested.

He and his companion Coraline are going to get along just fine!

I’ve been trying to decorate my new place to make it feel like home, and it’s making a nice difference.

Anyways, back to the meat and potatoes of this post. Today I’m sharing my review of Day Sixteen: A Supernatural Thriller by Tammie Painter.

This is an upcoming release that comes out on 7/20/22, so mark your calendars! Don’t wanna? Well, preorder is up and running now (links below, wink wink, nudge nudge), and I’ve got a post going up that day for it, so I’ve got you covered!

I’ve been a huge fan of Painter’s work since I gave her a try several years back (Has it been that long already?!), so I had high expectations going in. Did this one measure up to her other great works? Keep on reading to find out!



It’s not paranoia if it’s real.

At first Moire’s sleepwalking incidents don’t faze her. She’s never had them before, so surely they’ll pass. But when she notices they keep happening on a certain day, she wonders if there’s something more to her nightly wanderings.

Then there’s her husband Neil’s research project at the fertility clinic, his strange reaction to her taking birth control pills, and has he been tracking her cycle?

As further troubling events and coincidences plague Moire’s sleeping and waking world, her paranoia mounts. Paranoia Neil insists is a clear sign that Moire needs help.

Moire knows she needs to get a grip, that what she believes is too crazy to be true, but when people close to her start disappearing, she realizes she’s in a fight for her mind, and her body, and that what’s been happening is more disturbing than she could have imagined.

If you’re captivated by the X-Files and the Handmaid’s Tale, if you enjoy peeling back the layers of an otherworldly mystery, or if you’ve ever doubted what you’ve been told is true, you’ll find yourself gripped by Day Sixteen, a modern day thriller with light supernatural elements.

Grab your copy of Day Sixteen today to discover what happens when everything you they told you was crazy, turns out to be true.



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The Review

One part Rosemary’s Baby, one part Stepford Wives, all parts fun!

I’m a big fan of Painter’s, and like usual I enjoyed this great new novel of hers.

In this story we follow Moiré, a woman who moved in with her boyfriend Neil not long ago. Everything is going fine until she starts sleepwalking at night. Shortly after, other strange phenomena begin to occur and those close to her begin to disappear. These events rattle her mind, but without proof that someone is responsible for what’s happening is it all in her head? Can Moiré get help, or will she disappear like the others?

Okay, so first and foremost, this book is a bit different than most of Painter’s. The whimsical quirks have been dialed down a bit, but overall it’s an entertaining and tense read.

I really loved the themes present throughout this book. People disappearing, sleepwalking, strange dreams, this book had a lot of creepy stuff going on! That really worked for me, being a lover of chills and thrills.

Moiré was a good MC. She leads a simple life with Neil, but all of that quickly changes when strange things begin to happen to her at night. As a character, she could be resourceful, resilient, and unrelenting, but could be the opposite at times. I liked the dichotomy, but I did wish that she would’ve stayed truer to herself throughout the novel.

The winning characters for me were Shannon and Randy. Shannon was opinionated and didn’t care what anyone thought of her, while Randy was stable and supportive. They really made a difference to me.

The plot was a ton of fun. There’s a lot of mystery that really kept me going, especially with what was happening to Moiré. I did wish that things would’ve moved a bit faster and that I could’ve gotten more answers earlier on, but the last half of the book was quite the rollercoaster ride and made up for it in spades.

If you want a thrilling read with some solid creepy moments along the way, this book is for you!


That’s A Wrap!

Well that’s it for this book review. I hope you enjoyed it!

Have you read this book? Are there other similar books you’ve read that you simply have to gush about? Feel free to leave a comment. I’d love to start a conversation!

Have a great day!


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    • Thanks friend! Yeah, this had a really great mix of thriller and scifi elements, and it was really nice to see Painter switch up her style. I think this story called for it.

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