Review: After Nightfall by AJ Banner


A super fast paced and entertaining whodunnit!

I seriously read this one in less than 24 hours. The page count is relatively short, the pace is fast, and you will want to know what happened ASAP.

It starts with a dinner party at Nate’s house where you get a bit of a background on the characters, and afterwards one of the guests is found dead. What happened? Was it an accident or a murder? Who knows something? These are all questions you will as yourself over and over as you read this book.

The main character, Marissa, suspects every single character of foul play at some point in the story and you will too. No one is to be trusted!

Definitely an entertaining whodunnit – I didn’t guess the culprit once again! 3.5 stars.

Thank you to Lake Union Publishing for my advance copy. This book is available tomorrow!


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.


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  2. thebookcollectiveblog · August 13

    Thank you so much for linking my review! I’m so pleased you enjoyed it! And sorry for the delay in he thanks – we were on vacation and just returned😊


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