The Night Shift is one of those books where you may figure some things out early on but won’t even care because the journey to get to the truth is so utterly addicting that the world outside will fade away. Told in varying points of view, we watch how three people’s stories will come together to piece together a riveting tale of a madman who’s a little too good at evading the police.
I enjoyed this one immensely. My second read of Finlay’s, his stories are incredibly well-researched. This is multi-dimensional, with many moving cogs. I loved the alternating viewpoints, as they are done very well. The Night Shift is twisty and heart-pounding and keeps you on the edge of your seat reading well after bedtime.
About the Book:
“The night was expected to bring tragedy.” So begins one of the most highly-anticipated thrillers in recent years.
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 New Jersey, four teenagers working late at the store are attacked. 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, more teenage employees 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’s forced to relive the horrors of her tragedy; the brother of the fugitive accused, who’s convinced the police have the wrong suspect; and FBI agent Sarah Keller who must delve into the secrets of both nights—stirring up memories of teen love and lies—to uncover the truth about murders on the night shift.
Twisty, poignant, and redemptive, The Night Shift is a story about the legacy of trauma and how the broken can come out on the other side, and it solidifies Finlay as one of the new leading voices in the world of thrillers.