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The Night Shift
03 Mar 2022 * EBOOK * £4.99 * 9781800245327

A thriller following a pair of small-town murders that happened fifteen years apart – and the ties that bind them.

Fiction / FH (Thrillers)
Extent: 320 pages
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Also by Alex Finlay
The Night Shiftby Alex Finlay

What connects a massacre at a Blockbuster video store in 1999 with the murder of four teenagers fifteen years later?

It's New Year's Eve of 1999 when four teenagers working late are attacked at a Blockbuster video store in New Jersey. Only one survives. Police quickly identify a suspect, the boyfriend of one of the victims, who flees and is never seen again.

Fifteen years later, four more teenagers 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 is forced to relive the horrors of her tragedy; the brother of the fugitive accused, who is convinced the police have the wrong suspect; and FBI agent Sarah Keller, who must delve into the secrets of both nights to uncover the truth about the Night Shift Murders...

'A terrific thriller, tautly written with compelling characters. I was totally hooked' Peter James
'Every line counts in this cunning cat's cradle of a thriller. Alex Finlay has the knack of combining forward motion with powerful emotion' The Times
'Wow, this is crime fiction at its best... Alex Finlay is the real deal, believe me' Lee Child
'Finlay is all set to take on big boys Linwood Barclay and Harlan Coben. Great' The Sun
'The Night Shift will grab you and not let go until the final, electrifying conclusion' Julie Clark
'An exciting, entertaining read that I couldn't put down!' Samantha Downing
'The Night Shift is one not to miss. Highly recommended' Brendan DuBois

Alex Finlay lives in Washington, D.C. His breakout thriller, Every Last Fear, was an Indie Next pick, a LibraryReads selection, and an Amazon Editors' Best Thriller, and was highly acclaimed by CNN, Newsweek, BuzzFeed, Goodreads, and Reader's Digest amongst others. Alex's work has been translated into more than a dozen languages and optioned for film and television. Find out more about Alex at alexfinlaybooks.com

Alex Finlay is a pseudonym of Anthony Franze, a leading supreme court lawyer.

His first novel Every Last Fear was critically acclaimed, was a Goodreads Most Anticipated Thriller of 2021 and has over 1500 reviews on Amazon.

Alex's work has been optioned for film and television.

MARKET: Peter Swanson; Lisa Jewell; Karin Slaughter; K.L. Slater; Mark Edwards.


'A terrific thriller, tautly written with compelling characters. I was totally hooked' Peter James

'Wow, this is crime fiction at its best. Instantly immersive, pacy and propulsive, and full of surprises. Alex Finlay is the real deal, believe me' Lee Child

Every line counts in this cunning cat's cradle of a thriller. Alex Finlay has the knack of combining forward motion with powerful emotion... Now that Joseph Wambaugh appears to have retired, Finlay is a contender to fill his steel toe-capped shoes' The Times

'With twists you don't see coming and a fresh style, Finlay is all set to take on big boys Harlan Coben and Linwood Barclay. Great' The Sun

'With an unforgettable cast of characters and a plot that races through twist after twist, Alex Finlay's explosive new thriller will grab you and not let go until the final, electrifying conclusion... Fans of Riley Sager and Grady Hendrix are going to LOVE this book' Julie Clark, #1 internationally bestselling author of The Flight

'The Night Shift weaves together two crimes, past and present, into a fast-paced, page-turning, slam-dunk of a thriller. An exciting, entertaining read that I couldn't put down!' Samantha Downing, #1 internationally bestselling author of My Lovely Wife and For Your Own Good

'In his second novel, The Night Shift, Alex Finlay takes his place in the upper ranks of thriller writers. From the very first chapter, Finlay expertly grabs the reader's attention... Filled with crisp dialogue, incredible suspense and memorable characters, The Night Shift is one not to miss. Highly recommended' Brendan DuBois, award-winning and New York Times bestselling author

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