Review - After Nightfall by A.J. Banner

By Carmen, 23 February 2019
My Copy of the Book

Year Published: 2018

Genre: Thriller


Imagine your closest friend utterly betraying you. Years later, when she seeks forgiveness, you invite her to your engagement party as a gesture of reconciliation. But seething hostilities rise to the surface, ruining everyone’s evening. After an awful night, your friend’s battered, lifeless body is found at the bottom of a rocky cliff.

Newly engaged Marissa Parlette is living this nightmare. She should be celebrating her upcoming wedding, but she can’t shake the image of her friend lying dead on the beach. Did she fall? Was she pushed? Or did she take a purposeful step into darkness? Desperate for answers, Marissa digs deep into the events of the party. But what she remembers happening after nightfall now carries sinister implications: the ugly sniping, the clandestine meetings, the drunken flirtations. The more she investigates, the more she questions everything she thought she knew about her friends, the man she once trusted, and even herself.

About the Author:

A. J. Banner grew up reading Agatha Christie, Daphne du Maurier, and other masters of love and mystery. She enjoyed sneaking thrillers from her parents' library, which gave her excellent fodder for her novels of psychological suspense, The Good Neighbor, The Twilight Wife, After Nightfall, and her upcoming release, The Poison Garden. The Good Neighbor was a #1 Amazon bestseller for 34 days in a row, The Twilight Wife was a USA Today bestseller, and Publishers Weekly called her bestselling novel, After Nightfall, a "gripping psychological thriller." A. J. is hard at work on her next novel in her home office overlooking a Pacific Northwest forest.

Connect with the Author:

Facebook: A. J. Banner Facebook

Author Website: A. J. Banner Author Website

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My Take on the Book:

This turned out to be an alright book; even though the suspense is there from the start. And though I have an idea of what the author was trying to achieve with only one perspective, I think the book could have benefitted with two or three. I ended up giving this leisurely book a three star rating.

Last Word:

It’s the first time I’ve read a book by this author, and there is a chance I will read another just to see how another book by her is.

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