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The Night Shift

The Night Shift

A Novel

Alex Finlay

Minotaur Books

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From Alex Finlay, the author of Every Last Fear, comes The Night Shift, a breakneck new thriller about a pair of small-town murders fifteen years apart, and the one man whose life in inexplicably linked to both…

It’s New Year’s Eve, 1999. Y2K is expected to bring tragedy: planes falling from the sky, elevators plunging to earth, world markets collapsing. None of that happens. But at a Blockbuster Video in Linden, New Jersey, four teenage girls working late at the store are attacked. Only one inexplicably survives. Police quickly identify a suspect, the boyfriend of one of the victims, who flees and is never seen again.

Fifteen years later, four more teenage girls are attacked at an ice cream store in Linden, and again only one makes it out alive.

In the aftermath of the latest crime, three lives intersect: the lone survivor of the Blockbuster massacre who's forced to relive the horrors of her tragedy; the brother of the fugitive accused, who’s convinced the police have it all wrong; and the FBI agent who must delve into the secrets of both nights—stirring up memories of teen love and lies—to uncover the truth about both crimes.

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