I was so excited when I heard that Tom Bale had a new book coming out and I couldn't wait to finish the book I was reading at the time so that I could get started on One Dark Night!
If this isn't a book to make you think twice about road rage, then I don't know what is.
Adam and Katy have enjoyed a trip out with their two young children when, on their way home, they almost collide with another car. Although they avoid a crash, they do sustain some minor damage to their car. Angry at the damage caused, Adam follows the other car with the intention of at least making the other driver aware of the damage he's caused but he ends up endangering the lives of not just himself, but his whole family.
Tom is the master of dropping ordinary people into extraordinary situations. The families are always so relatable that I usually end up reading with my heart in my mouth, never sure of what's coming next and One Dark Night was no exception. It starts out at breakneck speed and is packed to the rafters with tension, which is one of the reason's I enjoy reading them so much.
Adam and his family are very relatable characters, who could easily be you or your loved ones, neighbours or people that you know and that just makes the events even more terrifying. Admittedly, there are parts where you do have to suspend your belief, but it doesn't detract from the story at all and, let's be fair, a lot of us read books to escape from the world around us, so if you like your escapism to be adrenaline fuelled then this could be a perfect book for you to read.
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Tom Bale is the author of nine books, including the bestsellers See How They Run and All Fall Down. His latest book, One Dark Night, is out October 23rd 2018.
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With kind thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for the review copy.