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Title: The Other Side of Night
Author: Adam Hamdy
Publisher: Atria Books
Publish Date: September 15, 2022
Genre: Mystery Thriller
My Rating: 3/5
The Other Side of Night begins with a man named David Asha writing about his biggest regret: his sudden separation from his son, Elliot. In his grief, David tells a story.
Next, we step into the life of Harriet Kealty, a police officer trying to clear her name after a lapse of judgment. She discovers a curious inscription in a secondhand book—a plea: Help me, he’s trying to kill me. Who wrote this note? Who is “he”?
This note leads Harri to David Asha, who was last seen stepping off a cliff. Police suspect he couldn’t cope after his wife’s sudden death. Still, why would this man jump and leave behind his young son? Quickly, Harri’s attention zeroes in on a person she knows all too well.
Ben Elmys: once the love of her life. A surrogate father to Elliot Asha and trusted friend to the Ashas.
Ben may also be a murderer.
Multiple characters are connected in this unique read. This is a book that is best read going in blind.
The Other Side of Night is a slow-building and complex novel. It took me a while to get into this one, but it was an enjoyable read.
I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.