After taking us on a wild ride four years ago with his debut novel, John Crow’s Devil, Marlon James throws us back on the roller coaster with his long-awaited follow-up, The Book of Night Women (Riverhead, $26.95). The action begins in nineteenth-century Jamaica, the author’s homeland, where we meet the alluring Lilith. She connects with six other slaves on the Montpelier Estate, and they form Night Women, a mysterious clique bonded by their hush-hush past and shady present.