Publication: 2nd May 2019 – Corvus Books
‘If you’re reading this, I’m dead.’
Rejected by her family and plagued by insomnia, Rose Shaw is on the brink . But one dark evening she collides with a man running through the streets, who quickly vanishes. The only sign he ever existed – a journal dropped at Rose’s feet.
She begins to obsessively dedicate her sleepless nights to discovering what happened to Finn Matthews, the mysterious author of the journal. Why was he convinced someone wanted to kill him? And why, in the midst of a string of murders, won’t the police investigate his disappearance?
Rose is determined to uncover the truth. But she has no idea what the truth will cost her…
NIGHT BY NIGHT kept me completely captivated from the first to the last page. It’s both emotional and suspenseful, full of twists and surprises that made it difficult to put it down.
The protagonist is Rose Shaw. She suffers from insomnia which leaves her exhausted and tired all the time. A tragic accident leaves her a stranger in her own house, alienated by her own daughter and her husband. The collision with a man and the discovery of a disturbing journal leads Rose to uncover a corrupted police department and a town full of prejudices that put her and her family in danger.
Told from different perspectives and timelines, NIGHT BY NIGHT is a brilliant page-turner. The author takes the reader right into Rose’s grief and guilt. Her story is heart-breaking and I really felt for her as she tries to win back her family. The discovery of the diary gives her something to obsess over and, while her family thinks she is crazy and the police tries to stop her, Rose is ready to do anything to discover the truth.
Fast-paced, gripping, and well-written, the author masterfully mixes suspense and emotional psychological depth. NIGHT BY NIGHT is a story about mental health, injustice, homophobia, and prejudice, it’s a story of redemption and forgiveness that will keep you on the edge of your seat and reach for a tissue at the same time and that it establishes Jack Jordan as an amazing author.