As a teenager, Toni Murphy had a life full of typical adolescent complications: a boyfriend she adored, a younger sister she couldn’t relate to, a strained relationship with her parents, and classmates who seemed hell-bent on making her life miserable. Things weren’t easy, but Toni could never have predicted how horrific they would become until her younger sister was brutally murdered one summer night.
Toni and her boyfriend, Ryan, were convicted of the murder and sent to prison.
Now thirty-four, Toni is out on parole and back in her hometown, struggling to adjust to a new life on the outside. Prison changed her, hardened her, and she’s doing everything in her power to avoid violating her parole and going back. This means having absolutely no contact with Ryan, avoiding fellow parolees looking to pick fights, and steering clear of trouble in all its forms. But nothing is making that easy—not Ryan, who is convinced he can figure out the truth; not her mother, who doubts Toni’s innocence; and certainly not the group of women who made Toni’s life hell in high school and may have darker secrets than anyone realizes. No matter how hard she tries, ignoring her old life to start a new one is impossible. Before Toni can truly move on, she must risk everything to find out what really happened that night.
But the truth might be the most terrifying thing of all.
There is nothing that would make you feel like you were hitting your head against a brick wall than that of being an innocent person stuck in jail for years. When you honestly didn’t commit the crime you are being held captive for. That Night will take you through the frustration, the tears, and all the emotions that Toni goes through. Its sad, its real, and opened my eyes. I appreciate that it takes place on Vancouver Island, Campbell River and Victoria. If you like Orange Is The New Black, you will love That Night. I finished it in a weekend and loved every minute.
To celebrate this awesome book coming out, a few of us who have read it decided to do a group giveaway of our must read books of the summer – valued at over $250.
This is Ridiculous, This is Amazing: Parenthood in 71 Lists picked by Brooke of Miss Teen USSR – “I adore Jason Good. A book of lists means I can dart in and out to read it, which is perfect for my life as a working Mom. And finally, supporting a blogger-turned-published-
How to Be a Good Wife picked by Brooke of Brooklyn Berry Designs– ” I love the theme of learning to trust your gut instinct.. its what I loved most about Before I Go To Sleep as well.”
Plant Food picked by Anne of Food Retro – “Eating more meals prepared with fresh seasonal produce is high on my list! I always somehow just end up eating an ordinary salad, which gets pretty boring after a while.”
Can’t and Won’t picked by Cordelia of Multilingual Mama – “As an avid reader and writer, I’ve often neglected the short story. I am told Lydia Davis’ writing is extraordinary so she seems like the perfect choice to dip my feet into this genre.”
Let Me Go picked by Chevy Stevens – “I read Chelsea Cain before my first book was published and loved her characters Archie Sheridan and Gretchen Lowell. I’ve been a big fan ever since.”
Book Title: That Night
Author: Chevy Stevens
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Released: June 17, 2014