The Night Shift


It’s New Year’s Eve and the last evening of the 20th century. Four teenage girls are still working at the local Blockbuster (throwback!). All but one of the girls, including their supervisor at the time are brutally murdered and the only suspect disappears shortly after the murders. Fast forward 15 years, Ella, the lone survivor of the Blockbuster murders, is brought in to help the lone survivor of a murder that is eerily similar to the one Ella’s survived. Are the two murders related? Could the original killer be back after all these years?

Told from multiple perspectives: Ella, the lone survivor of the Blockbuster murders; Agent Keller, a 8 1/2 pregnant FBI agent working to determine a link between the two cases; and Chris, a public defender working on the Ice Cream shop case who might just have a secret that ties him to both cases. I generally enjoy multiple narrators and The Night Shift is no exception. I always feel that they add an extra bit of suspense to the story.

Overall, this is a solid thriller. There are one or two things that are a bit unrealistic but nothing to extreme. I haven’t read Alex Finlay’s debut Every Last Fear, but it’s been on my shelf and now I think I need to push it up on my TBR.


The Night Shift is out now! Huge thank you to Minotaur Books for my advanced copy in exchange for my honest opinion.  If you liked this review please let me know either by commenting below or by visiting my instagram @speakingof_books.


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