My review is written with thanks to the TBC Reviewers’ Group for my copy of Night By Night.
If you’re reading this, I’m dead.’
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…
I have never read anything by Jack Jordan before and I finished Night By Night wondering why it had taken me so long. Jordan’s writing is so sharp and the descriptions so vivid that from the beginning, I actually felt as if I was there. I could hear every sound, see every move and sense every little bit of tension. Jordan immediately drew me in and I couldn’t let go until I knew what had happened to Finn.
The central character Rose, is someone for whom I instantly felt sympathy. She has been through so much heartbreak and I could feel her exhaustion and all the emotions that went with it seeping through the pages.
As the plot of Night By Night gathers pace, the build up of tension is very impressive. I could feel the fear experienced by those who were targeted, but like them, I could not work out who the perpetrator was or how they had done what they did. At times, I began to wonder what had really happened and it is testament to Jordan’s writing that he was able to play with my mind in that way. I was surprised when I discovered the truth, and finish Night By Night rather exhausted by such an amazing roller-coaster ride!
Night By Night is available from Amazon