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Title:
After nightfall
ISBN:
9781503900813

9781503949249
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
Seattle : Lake Union Publishing, [2018]
Physical Description:
243 pages ; 22 cm
Summary:
A gripping thriller about an engagement party gone fatally awry. Imagine your closest friend utterly betraying you. Years later, when she seeks forgiveness, you invite her to your engagement party as a gesture of reconciliation. But seething hostilities rise to the surface, ruining everyone's evening. After an awful night, your friend's battered, lifeless body is found at the bottom of a rocky cliff. Newly engaged Marissa Parlette is living this nightmare. She should be celebrating her upcoming wedding, but she can't shake the image of her friend lying dead on the beach. Did she fall? Was she pushed? Or did she take a purposeful step into darkness? Desperate for answers, Marissa digs deep into the events of the party. But what she remembers happening after nightfall now carries sinister implications: the ugly sniping, the clandestine meetings, the drunken flirtations. The more she investigates, the more she questions everything she thought she knew about her friends, the man she once trusted, and even herself. Bestselling author A.J. Banner keeps readers on a razor-sharp edge in this intricately plotted novel of psychological suspense ... in which nothing is as it seems.
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From the bestselling author of The Good Neighbor comes a gripping thriller about an engagement party gone fatally awry.

Imagine your closest friend utterly betraying you. Years later, when she seeks forgiveness, you invite her to your engagement party as a gesture of reconciliation. But seething hostilities rise to the surface, ruining everyone's evening. After an awful night, your friend's battered, lifeless body is found at the bottom of a rocky cliff.

Newly engaged Marissa Parlette is living this nightmare. She should be celebrating her upcoming wedding, but she can't shake the image of her friend lying dead on the beach. Did she fall? Was she pushed? Or did she take a purposeful step into darkness? Desperate for answers, Marissa digs deep into the events of the party. But what she remembers happening after nightfall now carries sinister implications: the ugly sniping, the clandestine meetings, the drunken flirtations. The more she investigates, the more she questions everything she thought she knew about her friends, the man she once trusted, and even herself.

Bestselling author A. J. Banner keeps readers on a razor-sharp edge in this intricately plotted novel of psychological suspense...in which nothing is as it seems.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Marissa Parlette, the narrator of this gripping psychological thriller from Banner (The Twilight Wife), is upset to see Lauren Eklund, her best friend from childhood with whom she's had a fraught recent past, blatantly flirting with her fiancé, Nathan Black, at Nathan's 40th birthday party at his clifftop house in Tranquil Cove, an upscale community on Washington's Olympic Peninsula. The next morning, Marissa is shocked to find Lauren's body at the bottom of the cliff. When Lauren's death is ruled suspicious, Marissa begins looking for who might have had motive to push her off it. Marissa soon becomes suspicious of just about everyone connected to Lauren, including Nathan. She's frustrated when the lead detective refuses to share with her information germane to the investigation, or to provide feedback on the information she shares with him. At her peril, Marissa persists in searching for the truth. Well-laid clues allow the reader to sleuth along with the dogged Marissa. Agent: Paige Wheeler, Creative Media Agency. (Aug.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.