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Middle of the Night

On sale

2nd July 2024

Price: £22

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Selected: Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781399712385

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‘Full of tension, urgency, atmosphere and feeling – this is Riley Sager at his very best’ LEE CHILD

THE BRAND NEW HEART-STOPPING THRILLER FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR

The worst thing ever to happen on Hemlock Circle occurred in Ethan Marsh’s backyard.

On 15 July 1994, ten-year-old Ethan and his best friend Billy fell asleep in a tent on a manicured lawn in a quiet New Jersey cul-de-sac. But in the morning, Ethan woke up alone – the tent had been sliced open with a knife, and Billy was gone. Never to be seen again.

Thirty years later, Ethan has returned to his childhood home, still desperate for answers. Who took Billy?

Every night, he’s kept awake by strange disturbances on the street, happening under the cover of darkness. Are they still out there?

This isn’t a bad neighbourhood. These aren’t bad people. Are they?

PRAISE FOR RILEY SAGER:
‘Propulsive . . . a dizzying Gothic whodunit’
New York Times Book Review
‘Riley Sager is an auto-buy for me’ Laura Dave
‘Riley Sager is one of my favourite authors . . . Fun, scary and so absorbing’ Rachel Hawkins
‘If you’re not already reading Riley Sager, you’re missing out’
Catherine Ryan Howard
‘Clever, twisty, spine-chilling’ Ruth Ware
‘Terrific’ Karin Slaughter
‘A dark, frightening and twisty story that you won’t be able to put down’ Shari Lapena
‘The work of a master storyteller . . . An unputdownable page-turner’ Alex Michaelides
‘Brilliantly written with a dark and clever twist on a well-worn trope, and as for that ending…?!’ Susi Holliday

Reviews

Jason Retulak, author of Hidden Pictures
I've read all of Riley Sager's novels and Middle of the Night is my new favourite. It's a sweet-and-spooky story about an unsolved mystery, childhood friendships, and things that go bump in the night - with plenty of 90s nostalgia and a twist I never saw coming. Read it outdoors with a flashlight on a warm summer's evening - if you dare!
Starred review, Publishers Weekly
Bestseller Sager expertly doles out chills and pathos in this mesmerizing latest . . . This standout work of psychological suspense confirms that Sager as few equals when it comes to merging creepiness and compassion'
Lee Child
Full of tension, urgency, atmosphere and feeling - this is Riley Sager at his very best
Simone St. James
Middle of the Night is Riley Sager at his masterful best - this story is dark, scary, and twisty, but also bittersweet. It's the secrets that hide in a bucolic neighborhood on a summer night, lingering in the freshly cut grass and the sound of crickets. You will follow these fascinating characters through its brilliantly woven plot all the way to the unexpected, poignant end.
Simone St. James
Middle of the Night is Riley Sager at his masterful best - this story is dark, scary, and twisty, but also bittersweet . . . [a] brilliantly woven plot all the way to the unexpected, poignant end.
Jason Retulak
'I've read all of Riley Sager's novels and Middle of the Night is my new favourite . . . [with] a twist I never saw coming!'
Booklist
Sager . . . has devised a genuinely frightening story and populated it with characters who feel as real as anyone you might encounter in the 'real world'. He is a master craftsman, and Middle of the Night is a superlative novel
Library Journal
Red herrings abound, and there are twists aplenty in Sager's latest. His signature style will leave readers dizzyingly satisfied
People
A classic summer coming-of-age story with a page-turning side of paranormal activity
US Weekly
A Sager thriller never disappoints, and this one is no different
Lee Child
Full of tension, urgency, atmosphere and feeling - this is Riley Sager at his very best