It Ends at Midnight

Highbridge Audio. Feb. 2023. 8:21 hrs. ISBN 9781696611688. $19.99. THRILLER
Sylvie is well on her way to her dream job as a judge of the Crown Court and falling fast for her new beau, successful chef Gareth. However, it could all come crashing down when her best friend Tess is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness and becomes determined to right a wrong that she and Sylvie committed in their youth. Struggling to maintain the delicate balance of her public and personal life, Sylvie agrees to track down the woman she and Tess wrongly sent to prison. Tyce (The Lies You Told) crafts compelling psychological suspense. The narrative begins with a dead body, followed by a combination of flashbacks and foreshadowing that yield a tumultuous, twisting timeline. Principal narrator Lucy Paterson builds an atmosphere of anxiety as she presents Sylvie’s first-person perspective, from whispered to wailing, while George Weightman and Samara MacLaren voice multiple supporting roles, from BBC newscasts to the inner monologue of a fox.
VERDICT This audio will appeal to listeners seeking a disturbing thriller with an intricate plot and an unreliable narrator. Recommended for fans of Gilly Macmillan, Mary Kubica, and Lisa Jewell.
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