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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Review: The Kiss after Midnight (The Midnight Trilogy, Book 1)


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New York playboy Tobias Mead's instant attraction to a beautiful stranger while out at a club one night will prove to be the biggest mistake of his life after she is found dead in a local park the very next day. It doesn't take long for police to find out that he very well may have been the last person to see Penelope alive... unless of course you count her Mobster boyfriend Antonio. Of course, since Antonio has a number of police officers in his pocket, no one really does seriously count him as a suspect.

Perhaps more seriously for Tobias is the fact that he is now in possession of something Penelope obviously wanted him to keep safe - a video recording that would keep a dangerous criminal (the head of the Dominguez Organization), off the streets permanently - which makes him a target for not only the NYPD, but the FBI and the Dominguez Organization as well.

This leaves the question, who can Tobias trust? Especially when he is keeping secrets of his own?

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The Kiss After Midnight is well written and immediately engaging, with intriguing characters, and flawlessly written story-lines.

I received a copy of this book (in exchange for my honest review) and finished it two days later as I could not put it down simply due to the fact that I HAD to know what was going to happen next. It starts off strong and keeps going right up until the very (shocking) end. Full of unexpected plot twists, The Kiss After Midnight, keeps you guessing until the very end. Even I have to admit, I did not see 85% of this book coming, and that made it all the more enjoyable.

Even when it seemed overly complicated, and you started to wonder how anyone could make sense of it all, Mr.Amazon not only managed to, but he manged to do it in a way that made you sit back and wonder how you missed all the connections in the first place. All of his characters are extremely well written, and possess so much depth to them that they become more than just words on a page. They become real people.People who love and hate; people who would stop at nothing to get what they wanted (up to an including murder). There is an ever present element of betrayal in this book, and you begin to wonder (for a good reason) if anyone really trusts anyone else inexplicably. Thankfully, all your questions are answered at the end.

The ONE downside I have to this novel is the fact that I have to wait until the FALL of 2013 for the next installment (tentatively titled The Midnight Catastrophe).

            The Kiss After Midnight is available for purchase from Amazon.com by clicking HERE.

DISCLAIMER: I received an advanced copy of The Kiss After Midnight  in exchange for my honest review. This has not reflected on my review in any way.

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