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Head of Zeus
The Night Shift
The Night Shift by 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...

Reviews for The Night Shift:

'A terrific thriller' Peter James
'Every line counts in this cunning cat's cradle of a thriller' The Times
'This is crime fiction at its best' Lee Child
'Finlay is all set to take on big boys Linwood Barclay and Harlan Coben' The Sun
'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
'One not to miss. Highly recommended' Brendan DuBois

Head of Zeus -- an Aries Book * Thrillers
01 Sep 2022 * 320pp * £9.99 * 9781800245334
'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
Alex Finlay
Alex Finlay
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
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