Book Review: The Night Shift by Alex Finlay @MinotaurBooks @StMrtinsPress #TheNightShift #booksof2022 #bookblogger #bookreviewer #bookblog #bookreview #partner #netgalley #booksonthebookshelf #thrillersof2022


PUBLISHER: Minotaur Books

PUBLICATION DATE: March 1st, 2022

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Thank you Minotaur Books for the eARC of this novel via NetGalley.



It’s New Year’s Eve 1999. Y2K is expected to end in chaos: planes falling from the sky, elevators plunging to earth, world markets collapsing. A digital apocalypse. None of that happens. But at a Blockbuster Video in Linden, New Jersey, four teenage girls working the night shift are attacked. Only one survives. Police quickly identify a suspect who flees and is never seen again.

Fifteen years later, in the same town, four teenage employees working late at an ice cream store are attacked, and again only one makes it out alive.

Both surviving victims recall the killer speaking only a few final words… “Goodnight, pretty girl.”

In the aftermath, three lives intersect: the survivor of the Blockbuster massacre who’s forced to relive her tragedy; the brother of the original suspect, who’s convinced the police have it wrong; and the FBI agent, who’s determined to solve both cases. On a collision course toward the truth, all three lives will forever be changed, and not everyone will make it out alive.



After reading and loving Alex Finlay’s last thriller, Every Last Fear, I was thrilled to read this latest thriller. And oh the nostalgia of the 90s – Blockbuster! I enjoyed the diverse characters that we are introduced too in this book and learning about their personalities. Two different crimes years part, one sole survivor from each. What set these two survivors apart from the rest who weren’t so lucky to survive that night? Did the survivors have similarities in common? Why them?

I enjoyed reading about the lead heroine FBI Agent Keller. She was a badass woman with a lead role in the novel and I enjoyed her character in the book and reading about her involvement in the case. There were many twists and turns in this novel to keep you hooked and flipping the pages, you will find yourself immersed in this novel from the moment you begin reading. 

A good novel that I would definitely recommend! I am already looking forward to your next novel Alex!


MY RATING: 4/5 stars


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