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The Night Shift
The Night Shift by Alex Finlay

What connects a pair of small-town murders that happened fifteen years apart? A breakneck new thriller from the author of Every Last Fear

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 inexplicably 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...

Praise for The Night Shift

'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

'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 international 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

Praise for Alex Finlay:

'Explosive! A knife-edged thriller that explores the true meaning of family, including love, loyalty and lies' LISA GARDNER, #1 New York Times bestselling author

'Intriguing ... [Every Last Fear] ticks all the boxes and pushes all the right buttons' THE TIMES

'Brilliant ... Hooks you from the very first page and keeps you guessing until the final explosive twist. Taut, smart, and compelling. A do not miss!' LIV CONSTANTINE, internationally bestselling author

'An absolute cracker of a crime thriller [...] with some neat revelations and gut-churning twists along the way' SHOTS

'Hands down the best thriller I've read this year' JENNIFER HILLIER, author of the award-winning Jar of Hearts, on Every Last Fear

'Every Last Fear reads like a bullet and had me hooked from the first few brutal pages' BRIAN PANOWICH, author of the award-winning Bull Mountain

Head of Zeus -- an Aries Book * Thrillers
03 Mar 2022 * 320pp * £4.99 * 9781800245327
REVIEWS
'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
'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 bestselling author
PRAISE FOR EVERY LAST FEAR:

'Intriguing ... [Every Last Fear] ticks all the boxes and pushes all the right buttons' The Times.

'Prepare yourself for twist after exciting twist. A standout novel plotted with surgical precision' Karin Slaughter.

'Taut, smart, and compelling. A do not miss!'
 Liv Constantine
Author
Alex Finlay
Alex Finlay
Alex Finlay is the pseudonym of Anthony Franze, an author who lives in Washington D.C. As Alex Finlay, he writes gripping psychological thrillers such as Every Last Fear. As Anthony Franze, he writes compelling legal thrillers including The Advocate's Daughter, The Outsider and The Last Justice. He's garnered national praise for his work as a lawyer in the Appellate and Supreme Court practice of a prominent Washington, D.C. law firm and he has been a commentator on high-court issues for The New Republic, Bloomberg, and National Law Journal.
ALSO BY Alex Finlay
Every Last Fear
The Advocate's Daughter
The Last Justice
The Outsider
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