Book review: Night by Night

By Jack Jordan
Published by Corvus

Synopsis: Rejected by her family and plagued by insomnia, Rose Shaw is on the brink . But one dark evening she collides with a man running through the streets, who quickly vanishes. The only sign he ever existed - a journal dropped at Rose's feet.

She begins to obsessively dedicate her sleepless nights to discovering what happened to Finn Matthews, the mysterious author of the journal. Why was he convinced someone wanted to kill him? And why, in the midst of a string of murders, won't the police investigate his disappearance?

Rose is determined to uncover the truth. But she has no idea what the truth will cost her…

How did this book end up in my hands? I read a 10-part serialisation of the book via The Pigeonhole ahead of publication.

Was it a page-turner? Indeed it was. As the pieces started coming together (almost literally), I could hardly wait for the release of the next instalment in the serialisation. Having to pace myself wasn’t entirely bad though as the narrative could get very upsetting at times and some time to process was helpful.

Did the book meet my expectations? This book was so different from what I expected! Definitely more graphic and brutal than I could have imagined. The violence did feel slightly gratuitous at times but it worked within the cleverly constructed plot. And, while there were some elements that were not entirely credible, the characters felt tragically realistic. All in all, I was not disappointed in the slightest and I would recommend this book, especially if you like endings that you did not see coming!

Three words to describe it. Fast-paced. Sad. Twisted.

Do I like the cover? I think that, aesthetically, this is a very beautiful cover. For me, however, it doesn’t match the agony that is waiting among the pages.

Have I read any other books by the same author? Not yet but Before Her Eyes is waiting on my Kindle.

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