Today I’m completely beside myself as I’m sharing my review of Night by Night by Jack Jordan on publication day!
About this book…
‘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..
What did I think…
So a sunny Easter weekend had me out in the garden reading the latest Jack Jordan novel Night by Night. I’m a huge fan of Jacks books and have been for a few years now so I knew I would read Night by Night even before I knew what it was about! And I’m kind of glad that I went in blind to this one as the shocks came thick and fast for me throughout this disturbing and heartbreaking psychological thriller.
I really empathised with the main character Rose from page one. I found her story to be incredibly affecting and I felt I understood the decisions that she insisted on making! As a fellow sufferer of insomnia I know how it affects every waking moment of your life, perversely. And Rose was also mother to twins which is one of the most exhausting jobs there is! So straight off I felt an affinity with her. But then the BEFORE became AFTER and my heart completely broke for Rose. And then something else happens that takes over Rose’s life and gives her something to live for. The discovery of a diary belonging to a man called Finn Matthews leads her to suspect that he has been murdered and she becomes obsessed with working out what has happened to him and why. The flashbacks show how Finns perfect life starts to unravel after an unexpected encounter on the street but even I was shocked at how quickly his world became a terrifying nightmare for him. The more that Rose found out, the more determined she became to solve the crimes committed against him even though she was fighting against some very strong adversaries who were equally as determined to stop her.
I raced through Night by Night, grabbing each new piece of information offered and adding it to the clues offered throughout. But that didn’t help me one little bit because I was just as shocked as Rose when everything finally came together! Yes, Jack Jordan has written another stunning and unnerving book that became a compelling read for me, desperately needing justice to be done for all involved. I loved it and have no hesitation in recommending for fans old and new.
Meet the author…
Jack Jordan wrote his first novel at seventeen and self-published two e-book bestsellers, Anything for Her and My Girl, by the age of twenty four. Jack’s much-anticipated third novel Before Her Eyes published in Summer 2018. He lives in East Anglia. Follow him on Twitter @JackJordanBooks or Facebook http://www.facebook.com/JackJordanOfficial