I'm thrilled to be one of the stops on the blog blitz for One Dark Night by Tom Bale and sharing my review today. First of all though let's take a look at the description for the book...
He sees his wife’s eyes watching him in the rear-view mirror, the kids up on their knees to get a better look. That’s when he hears the scream…
You’re driving home from a family outing one afternoon, when a speeding car cuts you up, nearly causing you to crash. Like anyone would, you pull over to confront the driver.
But a glance into the backseat of the speeding car reveals a woman fighting to escape. She is terrified and she’s screaming for your help: these men have murdered her husband…
What would you do?
An addictive thriller with plenty of twists – fans of Harlan Coben, James Patterson and Robert Dugoni will be completely hooked.
Publication Date: Oct 23rd 2018
It's safe to say that I was pretty happy when I saw that there would be a new book by Tom Bale. Maybe even a little happy dance ;) So what did I think...
The start of this book is pretty ordinary and that is one of the things that made this book so so good. After all take an straightforward day, then flip it and it then turns into something all together different and more dangerous. In this book we follow Adam, Katy and their two children and after Adam makes a split second decision their lives change dramatically. Tom Bale easily pulls the reader in with well written characters especially as they are normal people who have their flaws going about their day. Which to be honest makes the plot even more scary as this family find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time! There were some pretty tense scenes throughout as this family got pulled deeper into a very dangerous situation.
The plot to begin with moves quickly which easily kept my attention but one of the things I liked was how the story then changed direction moving to a more steadier pace, at least it gave me chance to catch my breath for a moment! Although still keeping that simmering undercurrent of tension to keep me on my toes wondering how it would all end. I think it's safe to say that actions definitely have consequences and this story has a little bit of everything danger, bad choices, tension and of course engaging characters that I was rooting for. Even when I wasn't reading (I blame work) I was thinking about the book, this for me is a true sign of an addictive kind of story.
With thanks to Noelle at Bookouture for my copy via Netgalley.
Tom Bale is the author of nine books, including the bestsellers SEE HOW THEY RUN and ALL FALL DOWN. His latest book, ONE DARK NIGHT, is out October 23rd 2018.
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