Thursday, January 25, 2024

Books from the Backlog - One Night

Today I'm linking up with Carole from Carole's Random Life of Books for Books from the Backlog.  I really enjoy the chance to feature a book that's been hiding in the piles of books for far too long!

Goodreads:  One Night by Georgina Cross

Blurb:  The anonymous letters arrive in the mail, one by one: To find out what really happened to Meghan, meet at this location. Don't tell anyone you're coming. In one night, you'll find out everything you need to know.
Ten years after her murder, the letters tell Meghan's family exactly when and where to meet: a cliffside home on the Oregon coast. But on the night they're promised answers, the convicted killer--her high school boyfriend, Cal, who spent only ten years in prison for murder--is found unconscious in his car, slammed into a light pole near the house where the family is sitting and waiting. Is he the one who invited them to gather?

As a storm rampages along the Pacific Northwest, the power cuts off and leaves the family with no chance of returning to the main road and finding help. So they drag Cal back to the house for the remainder of the night. How easy it would be to let him die and claim it was an accident. Or do they help him instead? As the hours tick by, it becomes an excruciating choice. Half of the family wants to kill him. The other half wants him to regain consciousness so he can tell them what he knows.

But if Cal wakes up, he might reveal that someone in the family knows more than they're letting on. And if that's the case, who is the real killer? And are they already in the house?

Why It Needs to Come Off the Shelf:  I picked this up at a Book fair for Grownups several months ago.  This is a local author and it sounds like a really intriguing thriller.  I've been on a big thriller kick lately so this seems perfect.


  1. I know what you mean about thrillers. I'm always looking out for a good one. I'll feature a few on the Sunday Salon the end of this week. Enjoy hyour book.

    Harvee at

  2. I love trying books by local authors - wherever 'local' happens to be. I'll keep this one in mind and look forward to hearing what you thought about it at some point.

  3. That's something I would like to try doing more of... reading local authors. I hope you enjoy this one. 📘