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This year has proved to be a slow one with regards to reading for me. I have struggled, as I explained in my February Book Reviews, since my eye surgery in December, but I am trying to remain positive that all will be sorted soon!
As soon as I read the blurb of this one, I knew I wanted to read it, so I was very excited to be asked to be part of the blog tour. As you all know, I like a good thriller, but I have read a few good ones so would this measure up?
What connects a massacre at a Blockbuster video store in 1999 with the murder of four teenagers fifteen years later?
It’s New Year’s Eve of 1999 when four teenagers working late are attacked at a Blockbuster video store in New Jersey. Only one survives. Police quickly identify a suspect, the boyfriend of one of the victims, who flees and is never seen again.
Fifteen years later, four more teenagers are attacked at an ice cream store in the same town, and again only one makes it out alive.
In the aftermath of the latest crime, three lives intersect: the lone survivor of the Blockbuster massacre, who is forced to relive the horrors of her tragedy; the brother of the fugitive accused, who is convinced the police have the wrong suspect; and FBI agent Sarah Keller, who must delve into the secrets of both nights to uncover the truth about the Night Shift Murders…
Well, this book was definitely a page turner and had me hooked!
It was great to find a book that had me gripped and I didn’t want to put it down, even when my poorly eyes needed a rest! I literally grabbed a few spare minutes as often as I could to devour some more!
I did guess the perpetrator about half way in… but that didn’t ruin the suspense at all. For a start I wasn’t sure at all, but there are also so many branches to this story that a lot of other things were a shock and surprise to me still. The characters were well written and I enjoyed the way the story was told through three of the main character’s perspectives, which was also a feature of Alex Finlay’s last book – Every Last Fear – which I reviewed last year (click here for the review). While this might sound confusing, Finlay handles this so well and you never get lost – at least not unless it is due to the plot turns!
Fast-paced, full of twists, turns and suspense – a great, thrilling read by an author fast becoming a fave of mine!
Check out my new Amazon shop where you will find this book as well as Alex Finlay’s first book – Every Lat Fear
I have a hardback copy of the book that I will give away to someone who comments on this post with… the name of the best book you have read in the last year! I will draw a winner at random on March 31st, UK entries only.
Let me know if you decide to check the book out and if you enjoyed it as much as me! Take care and keep safe,