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After Nightfall

Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
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From the bestselling author of The Good Neighbor comes a gripping thriller about an engagement party gone fatally awry.

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.

Bestselling author A. J. Banner keeps readers on a razor-sharp edge in this intricately plotted novel of psychological suspense...in which nothing is as it seems.

©2018 Anjali Writes LLC (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
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wayned

From the middle onwards i got bored, all of them needed pushing off the cliff, adults that is.

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  • Amussue
  • 18-08-18

great

was great and thrilling. kept us thinking to the end. everyone was a suspect to me

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  • Chels
  • 05-12-19

Twisty goodness!

The writing was a little lacking. I got tired of hearing “it’s a long story” while I listened to this audiobook. But it kept me guessing till the very end- an excellent trait in a thriller. I can’t say I liked many of the characters at all, but that’s ok, too. Melissa was a great lead and her narrative and persistence were excellent.
Id recommend this to anyone interested in speech therapy, murder mystery, family drama, and medical reading (nursing, first responders, doctors alike).
Trigger warning for abusive relationships, FYI.

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  • Suzan
  • 26-10-19

Good

A fast paced mystery. I was entertained but didn't have that "great book" feel for me. That said it was a quick read and nothing was wrong with the story. Made a wonderful distraction from housework. The narrator for this book is Teri Schnaubelt. Teri has a great voice and I really enjoyed listening to her read this book. I was gifted this book with the understanding that my review would be honest.

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  • Crystal T.
  • 13-06-19

10/10 Did not disappoint!

I love when a book doesn't take 10 chapters to get to the main theme if the book. A. J. does a great job of making it nearly impossible for you to put her books down. she get to the point without loss of details or leaving gaps in her storylines. If you haven't read any of her other books I highly recommend you try them out.

I loved how this book developed through the storyline and ended abruptly, but without leaving you clueless. That's an art not many have mastered and I've seen it done poorly before, but not this book. I hope she writes a mini novella based on this book as I kind of fell in love with characters because they're so complex!

I highly recommend this book.

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  • kyproff
  • 15-10-18

good whodunit

Good whodunnit chick lit. I was surprised by the ending that's for sure. Keep me listening

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  • Nono#333
  • 16-09-18

wow

Omg this book was crazy good you keep guessing until the last word. Around the 3/4 of the book I think Marissa is a crazy nut job. True that if you read these types of books on a regular you realize somethings before the author reveals them but overall I was shocked by the outcome. I don't want to mess the book up for anyone, so just know you will not be disappointed by it.

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  • Jacki C George
  • 24-08-18

very intriguing! been better

very good book . i wish the ending could have been expanded about what happened to Marisa.

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  • Melinda's Book Reviews
  • 05-11-19

Okay?

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- It took me almost half way through the book to really get int it
- The narrator was okay, not great, not bad
- The ending was a sort of cliffie, but not? Weird, cause I feel like there should be more, but at the same time I don't...

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- I NEVER would have guessed who the bad guy/killer was!

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  • ETVL
  • 04-11-19

Performance was only ok

The male voices were pitiful females that tried to lower a voice.as was the young girl. Storyline is great just needs a better reader.

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  • Paula M. Williams
  • 29-10-19

Well written thriller

I wasn’t sure when it started out, but then it got really good. I couldn’t stop until I found out what happened. Just when I thought all the ends were tied up, more details came out at the end, only to end abruptly, leaving me hanging. This was a 5 star read until the end, which is why I took one star off.
I would read Banner again. I enjoyed the story with all the twists and turns, despite the ending.

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