Tennessee Night by Stephen Leather

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Book Description:

Children are killing themselves across the State of Tennessee. Is it a horrible coincidence, or are dark forces at work? When Jack Nightingale learns that there is a mysterious list of children who are at risk, he takes the case, spurred on by the fact that he knows one of the names and that makes it personal.

His investigation brings him up against a demon from Hell who is being used on a mission of revenge. But if Nightingale is to save the children, and his own soul, he’ll need help from an old adversary.

Stephen Leather is one of the UK’s most successful thriller writers, an Amazon and Sunday Times bestseller and author of the critically acclaimed Dan “Spider” Shepherd series and the Jack Nightingale supernatural detective novels.

Tennessee Night is the eighth novel in the Jack Nightingale supernatural detective series.

My Thoughts:

I’m not sure why, but the super natural has always fascinated me. Being a lover of crime novels also, the mix of crime and super natural works so well together in this series. If you haven’t read the previous books, this works well as a standalone but there are a couple of mentions of previous characters/events and as it is one great series, I really do recommend reading at least some of the earlier books.

Now a storyline to do with children killing themselves, really isn’t an easy read. The author does it in a way though where the story focuses on Nightingale and the investigation rather than the aftermath of the killings of which I was grateful for. If anything this whole novel is a reminder that life is far from a fairy tale where there is always a happy ending.

I was fully invested in this story and was keen to find out the who’s and why’s of these innocent children taking their own lives. It’s obvious a force of evil is behind it all and boy, did I not see certain things coming. I didn’t make the connections about one particular person until it was spelled out in front of me. It added to the chills that this story delivers in droves.

Tennessee Night is a page turning, sinister read that easily pulled me into a dark and scary world. I love Nightingale, ever since meeting him in the first book in the series, I became a firm fan and have loved every one of the full length and short stories he’s appeared in. I can’t get enough of them. I love the whole good versus evil and you can never be sure which side is going to win. Another winning read by the author.

4 thoughts on “Tennessee Night by Stephen Leather”

  1. Hi, I enjoyed the Sam Shepherd books that Stephen wrote, I like his attention to details, they make the story more convincing. I haven’t tried one of his Jack Nightingale stories, you have inspired me to give it a go.

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