Wednesday, October 4, 2023

The Night It Ended by Katie Garner

Everything led to one deadly moment…

Intertwining the narrative with the transcript of an anonymous interview, this stunning suspense debut from Katie Garner will take you on a twisting path where nothing—and no one—is what it seems.

Finding the truth seems impossible when her own dark past has her seeing lies everywhere she looks...

From the outside, criminal psychiatrist Dr. Madeline Pine's life appears picture-perfect—she has a beautiful family, a successful mental health practice, and a growing reputation as an expert in female violence. But when she's called to help investigate a mysterious death at a boarding school for troubled teenage girls, Madeline hesitates. She's been through tragic cases before, and the one she was entangled in last year nearly destroyed her...

Yet she can't turn away when she hears about Charley Ridley. After Charley was found barefoot and in pajamas at the bottom of an icy ravine on campus, the police ruled her death a tragic accident. But the private investigator hired by her mother has his doubts. If it were Madeline's daughter who died, she'd want to know why.

Arriving at the secluded campus in upstate New York, Madeline's met by an unhelpful skeleton staff and the four other students staying on campus during winter break. Each seems to hold a piece of the puzzle. And everyone has secrets—Madeline included. But who would kill to protect them?


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The Night It Ended by Katie Garner

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
3.5 stars
M/F Mystery/Thriller

Dr. Madeline Pine is asked to consult by Private Investigator Matthew Reyes. There is a mysterious death at a school and the victim's mom wants to know what happened.

As Madeline starts her quest to figure out who knows what and what actually happened, as the reader, you're thrown into an entirely different case – one that is supposed to hint at Dr. Pine's mental state.

The mystery of the school girl is one that is both sad and somewhat predictable. I figured out what happened about midway through the story, but Garner throws in a few other issues that need to be resolved, so you want to finish and make sure those are handled.

Garner does a good job at sucking you into the current case, but I thought that the previous case and how the reader is introduced to it was difficult to follow. Snippets here and there, all while you're still searching for the killer.

I liked how it resolved and did think that it had good twists and turns.



Author Bio

KATIE GARNER was born in New York City and grew up in New Jersey. She has a degree in Art History from Ramapo College and is certified to teach high school Art. She hoards paperbacks, coffee mugs, and dog toys and can be seen holding at least one of those things most of the time. Katie lives in a New Jersey river town with her husband, baby boy, and shih-poo where she writes books about women and their dark, secret selves.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided with a free copy of The Night It Ended by Katie Garner to read and review.

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