- Title Last Night
- Author Kerry Wilkinson
- Year 2018
- Genre Thriller
Rose Denton wakes up in her car. She has no memory of how she got there. But she knows something bad happened... There’s blood on the windscreen and bonnet – but it’s not hers and there’s no sign of anything or anyone she might have hit. The last thing she remembers is being in a hotel on a business trip but now she’s miles away. Back home and her daughter’s boyfriend is missing. The last thing he did was argue with Rose over money. He left no note, no text, no clue as to his whereabouts. The police have questions – and so does Rose’s family. But those are little compared to the ones she has for herself. What happened last night? If Rose wants to know the truth, she might finally have to face the terrible secret from her past.
An interesting thriller that starts with a woman waking up in her car, in the middle of a field, in the early hours of the morning. She doesn’t know what happened or why she’s there or why her car has blood on it. A great premise and things kick off well. After a few days of suspecting everyone of everything, we wind up to a satisfying conclusion as we learn more about our protagonist’s history and how her friends and extended family fit into the picture.
At first I thought the early chapters weren’t that believable - it all seemed a bit slow, why isn’t she more upset about the situation… but actually it makes sense. Shock and awe, gradually uncovering things, trying to piece it together, reacting as your life seems to be unravelling. A good job!
Rating: 3 / 5