Beware of friends with secrets…
Imagine your closest friend utterly betraying you. Years later, when she seeks forgiveness, you invite her to your engagement party as a gesture of reconciliation. But seething hostilities rise to the surface, ruining everyone’s evening. After an awful night, your friend’s battered, lifeless body is found at the bottom of a rocky cliff.
Newly engaged Marissa Parlette is living this nightmare. She should be celebrating her upcoming wedding, but she can’t shake the image of her friend lying dead on the beach. Did she fall? Was she pushed? Or did she take a purposeful step into darkness? Desperate for answers, Marissa digs deep into the events of the party. But what she remembers happening after nightfall now carries sinister implications: the ugly sniping, the clandestine meetings, the drunken flirtations. The more she investigates, the more she questions everything she thought she knew about her friends, the man she once trusted, and even herself.
About the Author
Born in India and raised in North America, A. J. Banner received degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. Her previous novels of psychological suspense include The Good Neighbor and The Twilight Wife, a USA Today bestseller. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and six rescued cats.
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Review of After Nightfall
Review (4 Stars): After Nightfall was a thrilling mystery that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Marissa’s relationship with her childhood friend, Lauren, was strained and when she invited her over to her dinner party things didn’t go as well as she planned. The next morning, Marissa finds Lauren’s body on her daily walk, which begins the murder investigation that has more questions than answers about what really happened after Lauren left Marissa’s that night.
This was a well-written mystery and I was hooked from the very first page. Marissa was a character that you can easily connect with and I had a hard time figuring out what really happened. After Nightfall is an entertaining mystery that will keep you guessing and I’m looking forward to seeing what she writes next.