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.
When we meet Astrid it is obvious she is a woman on a mission to destroy Daniel, her boss. Daniel to start with irked me slightly. He comes across as being your typical male chauvinist. This is someone who uses people and doesn’t care who gets hurt in the process. I was actually looking forward to Astrid pulling him down a peg or two.
As the story goes along, we get to see more of the working relationship between Daniel and his right hand man, Joel. They seem to have a murky history of which I was keen to find out more. By the end, my perception of certain characters I have to say did change.
I like how the story starts off in one direction and then goes off course just as you think you know whats going to happen. It’s definitely a case of not being able to out run the past and it all catching up with some shocking surprises.
One Fatal Night is an engrossing novella that I read in one sitting. The story has a bit of everything going on with deception, murder, mystery and suspense as well as mayhem. The sense of fear as the pace picks up, kept me on my toes. The story builds up to a good climax of which I particularly liked how it all ends. A good solid read.
My thanks to the author for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
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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.