The Night Shift

Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Mar. 2022. 320p. ISBN 9781250268884. $27.99. THRILLER
Fifteen years ago, someone murdered four young night-shift employees of a Blockbuster store and left a fifth for dead. The police arrested a local teen but soon released him because of insufficient evidence. Then he disappeared. Now an almost identical crime has taken place at a local ice cream shop—three night-shift employees killed, with one survivor, a teen in foster care. No one can deny the similarities between the two events. Ella, the lone survivor of the Blockbuster murders, is now a therapist who’s asked to question the survivor of the Dairy Creamery murders, a high school student named Jesse Duval. As the investigation continues, Ella and Jesse discover they have more in common than being survivors. The public defender, Chris Ford, also has secrets about his connection to the Blockbuster case. As eight-months-pregnant FBI agent Sarah Keller works the Dairy Creamery case with local law enforcement, she discovers links between the two sensational murders. Will more people die before they discover the killer’s identity?
VERDICT Fans of dual-timeline thrillers with intricately connected characters will love Finlay’s (Every Last Fear) fast-paced tale that delivers one stunning surprise after another.
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