The Dangers of an Ordinary Night

Author: Lynne Reeves

Publisher: Crooked Lane Books

Release Date: November 9, 2021

Rating: 3 out of 5.

A deep, dark twisted tale that left me on the edge of my seat unsure of what was going to happen.

One night, after auditions for a school play, Tali Carrington and June Danforth head home, but they never make it there. The last anyone sees of them is surveillance footage of them walking away from the school. Two days later, Tali is found disoriented but alive and June is pronounced dead at the scene. Tali’s mother, Nell takes her daughter home and does all she can to protect her from all the harm the world tries to send her way, especially after Nell’s husband is accused of being involved in the girls’ disappearance. Cynthia Rawlins is a therapist that comes to help Tali deal with the trauma she has faced while Detective Fitz Jameson uncovers more crimes and deception involving many from the high school. As the web of deceit is uncovered, those involved must determine what length they will go to in order to save themselves leaving many lives hang in the balance.

This book was dark and twisted right up to the very end. The premise pulled me in and kept me engaged with Tali; however, not all the characters kept my interest though. While the story was good there was nothing there that stood out to me with a “wow” factor. The nice thing about this book was if all you read was the dialogue you would get the story just fine and be through it very quickly. The entire thing could have been condensed to a short story by leaving out all the unimportant fluff. Overall, this was an okay read but nothing that stood out as spectacular. If you want a quick and easy read that won’t take long and don’t mind a little harsh language, you will enjoy this one.

I received a complimentary copy of this title from the publisher.  The views and opinions expressed within are my own.

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