(AD) Good Morning Today I have a review for the novel One Fatel Night by Hélene Fermont. Thank you to Books on the Bright Side Publicity for allowing me the opportunity to take part in this blog tour.
One woman’s quest for revenge unearths a fatal secret from her past.
Astrid Jensen holds one man responsible for her mother’s suicide, and she’ll do whatever’s necessary to get close to Daniel Holst and destroy his life – even if it means sleeping with him to gain his trust. Astrid knows he’s not who he pretends to be. But before she can reveal his dark secret, people from her mother’s past start turning up dead, and it looks like she and Daniel are next. In order to survive, she might have to put her trust in the man she has hated for so long.
Daniel Holst has worked hard to climb into Norway’s most elite and glamorous circles, and he’s not about to let any woman bring him down. But when a psychopathic killer starts murdering people from his shadowy past, he discovers that the only person who might be able to save him is the woman who wants to destroy him.
As Astrid digs deeper into her past, she uncovers secrets long buried and realizes everything she once believed is based on lies. What began as a quest to avenge her mother’s death becomes a desperate struggle for survival and leads to the truth about what happened one fatal night ten years ago—and the surprising mastermind behind the most recent murders.
I have to be transparent and admit that this was a difficult review for me to write. This book conflicted me so much. There were parts that were really good and others I felt fell flat. Let’s start with the bad…
I really struggled to connect with any of the characters. I just did not resonate with them in any way, I didn’t care about them or what happened to them and this had a negative impact on me with regards to the book. Now this is purely opinion based, I know there are others out there that really enjoyed all parts of this book. But for me something just was missing.
However, the story and plot were really good, the pacing was well done and overall the book was well written. There were twists and turns and it was packed with action.
I am not sure if it is the current world circumstances that have had an effect on my reading with this book. I would still recommend it to others because if you don’t have the problem I did then it would be fantastic.
Hélene is an Anglo-Swedish fiction author currently residing in her home town of Malmo, Sweden, after relocating back from London after 20 years.
Her thrilling character-driven psychological fiction novels are known for their explosive, pacy narrative and storylines.
Hélene is the proud author of four novels – One Fatal Night, Because of You, We Never Said Goodbye and His Guilty Secret.
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