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Publisher's Summary

From the author of the breakout thriller Every Last Fear, comes Alex Finlay's electrifying next audiobook The Night Shift, about a pair of small-town murders 15 years apart - and the ties that bind them.

“The night was expected to bring tragedy.” So begins one of the most highly-anticipated thrillers in recent years.

It’s New Year’s Eve 1999. Y2K is expected to end in chaos: planes falling from the sky, elevators plunging to earth, world markets collapsing. A digital apocalypse. None of that happens. But at a Blockbuster Video in New Jersey, four teenagers working late at the store are attacked. 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, more teenage employees 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’s forced to relive the horrors of her tragedy; the brother of the fugitive accused, who’s convinced the police have the wrong suspect; and FBI agent Sarah Keller who must delve into the secrets of both nights - stirring up memories of teen love and lies - to uncover the truth about murders on the night shift.

Twisty, poignant, and redemptive, The Night Shift is a story about the legacy of trauma and how the broken can come out on the other side, and it solidifies Finlay as one of the new leading voices in the world of thrillers.  

A Macmillan Audio production from Minotaur Books

©2022 Alex Finlay (P)2022 Macmillan Audio

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Thank God for Britney Presley

Would never have made it through the book if it wasn’t for Britney Presley. The voice of the female FBI agent was terrible. Absolutely terrible. And the story was just OK. Not worth the credit.

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Spectacular

I’d never listened to a book by Finlay before, and now this certainly won’t be my last. This story was gripping, filled with twists, turns, and everything in between. I loved the characters and they were written very well, I was especially fond of Chris. Pressley, McClain, Hales, and Tiedemann so a spledid job narrating and distinguishing between characters, making the story extremely easy to follow. If you’re on the fence and see this review, take a shot at this book. I purchased it the night it was released and enjoyed every second!

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Couldn’t stop listening!

It was a great book! I’ve never read anything else from the author but will definitely be checking them out!

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A good storyline...

but one of the five narrators totally ruined it for me. Every time a chapter with FBI agent Keller came up I had to do some serious self-talk just to continue listening. Her voice was that distracting!

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My favorite book so far this year!

amazing story, amazing narrations!!! The character development and detail to the story line was great. it was a very satisfying book.

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Entertaining Story, but...

I liked the story. It was a fun, fast read. The only problem I had was 1) Most everyone is dumb. How do you assume a fingerprint in a blockbuster is enough to convict a guy? Especially when his little brother says he was at home? And a knife in a school locker? He didn't even have time to go back to school to plant it there
(eyeroll) Sorry the cops on case #1 were idiots. And the Super pregnant FBI is a bit unbelievable, as she runs circles around everyone. Hahaha! But please read it. It's a good story.

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Very good

The story is very good. Sadly, not the best acting. I tried not to critique the performance of one female actor but she was dreadful and it was distracting. But the story is so good and you want to find out what happens so you stuck with it.

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Only listened because Brittany Pressley

is one of the narrators. But the plot itself was just all over the place. Having 4 narrators made things worse. Wouldn't recommend this book. I listen to almost every single audible book all the way until the end, even the ones I'm not super crazy about. But this one is a hard pass.

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hard to listen to

the story is fine. . .just FINE. The writing is a little underdeveloped and cliche, but the narration was tough to listen to. Drama kids who never learned "pauses” aren't emotion.

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Good but problematic

The first part of the book drags some with the setup and some improbable situations. Second half picks up steam but also increases in unlikely situations.

2 of 3 narrators were okay, but narrator for Keller sounded robotic at the beginning. Got more relaxed as the story went along.

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