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One Night

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I was given this book by NetGalley for an honest review-
Megan was the favorite daughter and Sam and Alice always did what she said until they didnโ€™t.
When Megan is found murdered everything seems to point to her boyfriend, they were always fighting and she was trying to break up with him.
Then 10 years after the murder everyone receives an invitation to meet at the cliff side home and the truth of the murder would. be revealed โ€”- so who was the killer? How will Cal handle this after spending 10 years in jail?

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This book blew me away! Ten years ago a young Meghan drowned, leaving her two younger sisters, her mom, and her father--who recently left for another woman--to grieve and attempt to understand why. But then "the invitation" arrives and they all gather at the secluded cabin in the woods during a horrendous thunder and rainstorm. Intriguing??? I'm hyperventilating just remembering it! Events unravel at break-neck speed so be prepared to stop everything to finish this thriller! So love her books and this one is chart-topping!
Thanks to NetGalley for this ARC!

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๐‘บ๐’‰๐’† ๐’•๐’‚๐’Œ๐’†๐’” ๐’‚ ๐’…๐’†๐’†๐’‘ ๐’ƒ๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’•๐’‰, ๐’“๐’†๐’„๐’๐’ˆ๐’๐’Š๐’›๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’…๐’†๐’๐’Š๐’„๐’‚๐’•๐’† ๐’‘๐’‚๐’–๐’”๐’† ๐’Š๐’ ๐’•๐’Š๐’Ž๐’† ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’‡๐’๐’“๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐’†'๐’” ๐’๐’ ๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’ƒ๐’‚๐’„๐’Œ.

๐“๐ก๐ž ๐š๐ง๐จ๐ง๐ฒ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐ฅ๐ž๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐š๐ซ๐ซ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฆ๐š๐ข๐ฅ, ๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐›๐ฒ ๐จ๐ง๐ž: ๐“๐จ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ก๐š๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ž๐ง๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐Œ๐ž๐ , ๐ฆ๐ž๐ž๐ญ ๐š๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฅ๐จ๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง. ๐ƒ๐จ๐งโ€™๐ญ ๐ญ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐š๐ง๐ฒ๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎโ€™๐ซ๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐ . ๐ˆ๐ง ๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐ง๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ, ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎโ€™๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ง๐ž๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ค๐ง๐จ๐ฐ.

Locked room thrillers are among my very favorites, so as soon as this title was available, I snatched it up, and it did NOT disappoint! If you were the parent of a murdered child and received a letter like this, look at me with a straight face and tell me you wouldn't go anywhere you were instructed to go. A parent, especially a mother, would do anything to find out the truth.

The family deduces the letters came from Cal, the man convicted of killing their daughter Meghan after an argument back in high school. But when Cal is brought to the house by another family member, unconscious and injured after being in a car accident, the tension begins to build as a storm rages outside, turning the Pacific into a churning, swirling nightmare that cuts off the power and lashes the house with wind and rain. The family is trapped in the house with a killer, but is it Cal?

I empathized with Meghan's mother, who wants to kill Cal and dump his body; she's enraged that he only received a ten year sentence and is now free to taunt Meg's surviving family members. Other family members want him to stay alive and confess what happened to Meg that night. But a torn out paper from a notebook tells the real story of why everyone was summoned to this location, and I was NOT prepared for the direction this story went.

This was a tense, fast-paced thriller taut with grief and emotion. You will find yourself in the room with these characters, watching this story unfold in shock and disbelief. I've been a fan since her first book, and I'll continue to buy everything she writes. Thank you so much to NetGalley and Random House Publishing/Ballantine Books for this early read. ONE NIGHT will publish late this summer, August 1, 2023.

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One Night by Georgina Cross is a locked room mystery. It tells the story of Meghan who was tragically murdered ten years ago. Each chapter is written from the perspective of Meghan's family, her mother Maureen, father Paul, stepmother Rebecca, sisters Sam and Alice and Paul's best friend, their "Uncle" Geoff. It's a roller coaster of activity that spans one night at a beach house on the coast of Oregon. The beach has a history as do each of the family members.

The writer's style is extremely descriptive with twists and turns with each passing scene. This is a very atmospheric mystery best read on a cold and stormy night!

My thanks to Net Galley for the opportunity to read this novel ahead of release with a promise of an honest review.

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Whoa.

"In one night, you'll find out what happened to ..."

A literal whodunit, page-turning, psychological thriller, I could not put this down, but I dared not read it at night! One day was all it took to read Cross' One Night, and it truly did not disappoint!

One Night is written with so many twists and such heart-racing, suspenseful tension, I think I forgot to breathe while reading several chapters. I especially enjoyed Cross' descriptive use of natural, atmospheric, and oceanic weather patterns in the Pacific Northwest that created even more anxiety and uneasiness to an already unsettling "night".

Not wanting to give any spoilers in my honest review, I will suffice to say that the description of the book given on both #NetGalley and #Goodreads isn't, well exactly 100%...

Thank you to NetGalley and Georgina Cross for allowing me to read the ARC kindle copy of One Night.

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This book was not on par with her previous books. Had I not known better, I would have sworn this was not written by her. The book is one llllllllloonnnnnnnnnngg night, and in turn a very long drug out book. It was not interesting to me at all. I skipped to the back to see what really happened. Can't say I was surprised by the ending. I hope this is just a small setback and her next books are amazing!

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Another great book from Georgina Cross!!! I have read all of her books and I think One Night is my favorite!! I started and finished this book in 1 day. 3 sisters....the oldest Meg is the "golden child" and knows it. She is a bully to her sisters, does no wrong, and always gets her way. One Night at a party Meg loses her life in a creek, Cal her boyfriend is found guilty and sent to jail for 10 years. Now he is out and everyone is invited to one night at a beach house to learn the truth of what really happened to Meg. This book will keep you on the edge od your seat, constantly thinking you know who did it and then finding out your wrong until the very end!! Do yourself a favor and pick this book up!! I recieved an ARC copy from netgalley for an honest review. I will be purchasing the physical book when it comes out !!

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This was a fast paced, tense,drama filled thriller. So many twists and turns.

This book grabbed me from the start. I enjoyed the creepy,intense, and eeriness of this story. And the psychological analysis of this batshit crazy, broken, traumatized family members.

Speaking of the characters. None of them seemed very likable except for Bella the dog. This was intentional though as this book is a who dun it type book so everyone minus the dog had there issues.

If you like family drama, locked in a cabin during a storm type book this is a book you will love. Completely recommend.

Thank you to Georgina Cross and Bantam books for allowing me to read this book for an honest review

All thoughts and opinions are my own and aren't influenced by anyone else

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If you had the chance to take the ultimate revenge on the person who killed your daughter, what would you do? Itโ€™s been ten years since Meghan was murdered. Her boyfriend< Cal has served just 10 years in prison for the crime and now heโ€™s been released. Meghanโ€™s family has received a letter telling them to meet on a clifftop to learn what really happened to their daughter, but when they get there, they find Cal unconscious behind the wheel of a crashed car. A huge storm leave the family cut off with the man they believe murdered their daughter, a man thatโ€™s already gravely injured. Let him die, or let him live so they can hear what really happened all those years ago

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