One woman’s quest for revenge unearths a fatal secret from her past.
Astrid Jensen holds one man responsible for her mother’s suicide, and she’ll do whatever’s necessary to get close to Daniel Holst and destroy his life – even if it means sleeping with him to gain his trust. Astrid knows he’s not who he pretends to be. But before she can reveal his dark secret, people from her mother’s past start turning up dead, and it looks like she and Daniel are next. In order to survive, she might have to put her trust in the man she has hated for so long.
Daniel Holst has worked hard to climb into Norway’s most elite and glamorous circles, and he’s not about to let any woman bring him down. But when a psychopathic killer starts murdering people from his shadowy past, he discovers that the only person who might be able to save him is the woman who wants to destroy him.
As Astrid digs deeper into her past, she uncovers secrets long buried and realizes everything she once believed is based on lies. What began as a quest to avenge her mother’s death becomes a desperate struggle for survival and leads to the truth about what happened one fatal night ten years ago—and the surprising mastermind behind the most recent murders.
If you’re a fan of Gillian Flynn, Liane Moriarty, and Debbie Howells, you’ll love this character driven thriller with a noir edge.
One Fatal Night has a lot of twists and turns making for an intriguing read. Joel was the most surprising character for me as at the beginning he appeared to be over confident and very unlikeable, so I was pleasantly surprised when I quickly warmed to him. It was instantly evident that he had a very strong, unbreakable bond with Daniel and it was obvious that they both harnessed one another’s dark secrets.
Not normally one for short stories, I did enjoy this book and particularly relished in the fact that I could easily sit and read it in one sitting. It felt like quite an achievement.
For me though, I felt that the dialogue was very forced and simple, it didn’t always flow making it a little off putting at times. In addition, although I did enjoy the fact it was a novella, I couldn’t help but feel that it really did need padded out.
One Fatal Night was a good novella and if you haven’t before read a short story then I would certainly recommend this one to get you started! Happy Reading!
About the Author
Hélene is an Anglo-Swedish fiction author currently residing in her home town of Malmo, Sweden, after relocating back from London after 20 years.
Her thrilling character-driven psychological fiction novels are known for their explosive, pacy narrative and storylines.
Hélene is the proud author of four novels – One Fatal Night, Because of You, We Never Said Goodbye and His Guilty Secret.
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Published in paperback and digital formats on 19th May 2020 by West Harbour Books