‘I remember the day I died quite clearly.’
Blackhall Manor has witnessed many dark crimes, long before five teenage girls break in to play the Midnight Game. It was supposed to be a game, but only four girls come home.
Detective Sarah Noble has just returned to the force, and no one knows more about Blackhall Manor than her. Except perhaps Elliott Carter, who is only seven but has seen things in his dreams most adults could never imagine.
It’s a case that will bring them together and shake Sarah to her core. Will she be ready to meet the Midnight Man?
The Midnight Man (A Slayton Thriller Book 1)
by Caroline Mitchell
After adding The Bone House to my NetGalley list I realised it was book three in the Slayton Thriller series, so I had to bump books one and two to the top of my reading list. I’m so glad I did!
The Midnight Man is a brilliant read. A cracking start to a new series!
Detective Sarah Noble has returned to work following an obviously traumatic ordeal which we don’t learn about straight away. She’s restricted to light duties and her colleagues, overall, could never be accused of offering her a warm welcome back to the team. This intrigued me immediately.
There’s no time to settle in before a case forces Sarah to confront her past.
I can sort of understand the fascination of a game in a creepy old house to teenagers, although I would have been too much a chicken at that age to take part in anything of the sort. I know how powerful peer pressure can be though. Unfortunately for the teenagers of Slayton, The Midnight Game proved to be far more dangerous than they could ever have imagined.
This book had my attention from the very first page and held it to the end. It’s a fast paced, creepy thriller, full of suspense, and intriguing characters whose stories I was eager to learn.
I warmed to Sarah immediately and I look forward to seeing where her story takes her next. I already have The Night Whispers downloaded.