If I had to describe the writing of A.J Banner in a word, I would choose “hooked” because that is exactly what happens to me when I read the first page of a novel she has written.
I read The Twilight Wife a few years back in a single sitting so I was thrilled when #cjsreads decided to buddy read her newest release, After Nightfall, for one of our August picks. This novel was no different from The Twilight Wife in regards to the amount of time it took me to read it as I read this one in a single sitting.
Essentially, this novel encompasses the basic plot for a noteworthy thriller. Lying husband? Check! Suspicious wife? Check! A dead body? Check!
I find Banner’s prose to be very realistic and easy to absorb; this is probably why I am able to sit down and binge read her books. However, I do find (and I had similar feelings with The Twilight Wife) that the conclusions are a little predictable. I am able to predict the ending pretty early on to the plot. Did this make After Nightfall less enjoyable? Not for me. However, I could see that being an issue for some readers.
I think this would be an awesome lighter, thriller to bring to the beach. Fan of Liane Morarity or SJ Watson? I think After Nightfall would suit your fancy just fine!
Thanks to the author (A.J Banner, Lake Union Publishing and Netgalley for a digital copy of this novel. It was my pleasure to provide an honest review.
As mentioned, this was a #cjsreads pick. Want to see what Chandra and Jessica thought of this one? Keep reading to find out!