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Summary

What connects a massacre in a Blockbuster video store in 1999 with the murder of four teenagers 15 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 inexplicably 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....

©2022 Alex Finlay (P)2022 Macmillan Audio

Critic reviews

"A terrific thriller, tautly written with compelling characters. I was totally hooked." (Peter James)

"Wow, this is crime fiction at its best. Instantly immersive, pacey and propulsive and full of surprises. Alex Finlay is the real deal, believe me." (Lee Child)

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Clunky with appalling dialogue

Quite the worst crime novel I've read in a while. It's had great reviews for some reason, but does not stand up.

The dialogue is wooden and the plot clunky. One of the three narrators isn't very good. And the ending and all the twists is signalled so far ahead, that even only skimming to see what happens... it was super easy to guess the ending. And all the 'surprise' twists. Avoid.

There are so many brilliant books in the world, dont waste your time with this one. It's so bad I feel time has been stolen from me. Will definitely be returning this.

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Brilliant!

Loved it! Very easy to listen to - no complicated plot, no gimmicks just fab entertainment to relax with

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the night shift

loved this book brilliant written.

It’s New Year’s Eve 1999. Y2K 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 murder again one survive has the blockbuster killer come back

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Terrific crime thriller

This was an awesome crime thriller that ticks all my boxes for the genre.

Definitely a winner