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The Night Shift - Alex Finlay

New Year's Eve 1999, everyone thinks the world is going to end. For four unlucky teens working at a Blockbuster, it does. One survives what can only be called a massacre. Fifteen years later, she is called to the aid the lone survivor to a night not unlike the one her life changed. Secrets are unearthed, and no question is left unanswered when the F.B.I become involved in both cases. Who committed the heinous crime in 1999 and did they return 15 years later to do it again?

Me throughout this book as told in Gifs:

Now that we've gotten that out of the way! Night Shift is told through multiple narratives. We get to see how the entire case unravels through the eyes of F.B.I agent Keller, the Blockbuster survivor, and the brother of the suspect of the Blockbuster murders. I think because of the multi narrative, you aren't able to anticipate what is to come. I am a master sleuth (at least I think I am 🤣) and there was only one revelation in the entire book that I knew was coming.

This is exactly what we are all looking for in a really good mystery. Every time a bomb drops you are like "WTF just happened?" and try to think back to any foreshadowing....there isn't much. There are a few aspects of the book that may be triggering for some, but I can't say what they are without spoiling any part of this book. Just know that the crimes described in the book are pretty awful and at some parts they go into some description of them. My only complaint in the whole book is that I had a hard time keeping track of everything that was happening and where everyone was during the action sequences. This may be due to the multiple narrative POV, but it could just be that I was still thinking "how the hell did we get here?"

I would recommend this book to anyone over 17 who enjoys a really good mystery and multiple narrators. There is only one aspect of the plot that wasn't resolved for me, but I don't think that the question I had was intentional and is more just how my brain works.

The Night Shift by Alex Finlay is out March 1st, so pre-order it now or grab it the day of release!

Huge thanks to Netgalley, Alex Finlay and Minotaur books for an advanced copy of this book.

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