Book Review: After Nightfall by A.J. Banner

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PUBLISHER: Lake Union Publishing

PUBLICATION DATE: August 7th, 2018

Thank you to Lake Union Publishing, and Amazon Publishing for providing me with a free hardcover copy of this book to read and review. This book was the first I have read by author A.J. Banner and I was impressed.

This was a fabulous book from beginning to end, and it had me turning the pages over and over to read on as I was wanting to find out what would happen next the entire way throughout this book.

The story follows Marissa Parlette and her recent engagement to fiance Nathan Black. They are hosting a dinner party at Nathan’s house. In attendance are married couple Jensen and Lauren, Nathan’s daughter Anna from a previous marriage, and Nathan’s brother Keith and his wife Hedra. It is at this dinner party that Marissa and Noah will announce their recent engagement to everyone.

Lauren used to be Marissa’s best friend. They practically grew up together and lived together while attending College. But something happened all those years ago that threatened and weakened their friendship, but what happened? We learn much later in the story what happened all those years ago.

At the party, Lauren drinks way too much and is visibly drunk. She appears to be flirting with Nathan, much to the annoyance of Marissa and Jensen. Suddenly Lauren says she has to leave and pick up her daughter who is out with friends.

What should have been a joyous occasion turns into a nightmare, as Lauren’s lifeless body is found at the bottom of a cliff. But what happened? Was she pushed? Did she accidentally fall to her death? Or did she purposely walk off of the edge, taking her own life?

The story unfolds as we continue reading on, and everyone is a suspect. Who is innocent? Who has something to hide? Everyone has their fair share of secrets and betrayals.

This was a wonderful book and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it from beginning to end. it had a lot of twists, turns and surprised that keeps the reader interested and engaged in the book the whole way through. I enjoyed the various betrayals and secrets that were brought to light that makes you question each character in the book. You wonder just who is responsible, and what each person is hiding. Nothing is as it seems and no one appears to be who they appear to be.

I was really impressed with this book and I will definitely be on the lookout for A.J. Banner’s other books.

If you haven’t read this book yet, make sure to add it to your to-be-read list. You won’t be disappointed!

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