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August 23, 2018

After Nightfall by A.J. Banner ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

This is a fantastically well-written suspense novel that had me guessing until the last chapter. There were clues and false clues all through the books and I was sure knew who the 'bad guy' was several times and then found out a few pages later that I was totally wrong.
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After Nightfall
August 2018; Lake Union Publishing
ebook, audio, print (243 pages)
psychological thriller
At Marissa's engagement party, her best friend flirts shamelessly with her new fiancé. Was it the wine or did Lauren need to be loved and admired by everyone around her? Lauren leaves the party after telling Marissa that she needs to talk to her about her fiancé. The next morning when Marissa is on an early walk, she finds Lauren's body at the bottom of a cliff. Was it an accident or was she pushed by Marissa's fiancé? Lauren's husband? Lauren's daughter? or someone unknown. Marissa is determined to solve the crime even if it puts her in danger.

I was surprised at the ending but after I went through the clues that had been given, it made perfect sense.  Sometimes in a suspense book, the ending just seems to be for shock value with no clues leading up to it.  This was the perfect ending and another book that kept me reading long into the night.

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About the Author

AJ Banner
Born in India and raised in North America, A. J. Banner received degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. Her previous novels of psychological suspense include The Good Neighbor and The Twilight Wife, a USA Today bestseller. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and six rescued cats.

Connect with A. J. Banner: website | Facebook | Instagram

Also available at Books-A-Million and Barnes & Noble

Susan Roberts lives in North Carolina when she isn't traveling. She and her husband enjoy traveling, gardening and spending time with their family and friends. She reads almost anything (and the piles of books in her house prove that) but her favorite genres are Southern fiction, women's fiction, and thrillers. Susan is a top 1% Goodreads Reviewer. You can connect with Susan on FacebookGoodreads,  or Twitter.

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  1. A good ending is always a great thing!
    Thanks for being on the tour!

  2. Thank you for this lovely review!! I'm sharing on Facebook and will add a link on my website as well. I appreciate this so much!