July 6, 2021

Survive The Night

Survive The Night

by Riley Sager

Published June 29, 2021
by Dutton Books

Rating: 4 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Genre: Suspense

This was a super fast read that started a little slow in my opinion but eventually hooked me and really surprised me!

After the murder of her roommate Maddy, Charlie decides she can no longer stay at school and needs to get home as soon as possible. Posting on the ride share board, Charlie is thrilled when Josh lets her know that he’s traveling in the same direction and they can leave that night. On the ride, Charlie starts to think that Josh may not be who he says he is and may even be the Campus Killer, the person responsible for Maddy’s death. But with her psychosis and hallucinations becoming uncontrollable, Charlie can’t determine what’s real and who or what to trust.

I liked how this novel literally took us along for the ride as Charlie and Josh embarked across the country over several hours. It’s written like a movie which was really cool and unique and fit super well with the plot and Charlie’s psychosis. I also liked that Sager included a psychological disorder to make the story more interesting and a little tougher to figure out what was actually going on and who to trust. There were several instances where I thought I knew where the story was going and I was wrong every time (which I love!). There were surprises I wasn’t expecting and twists that really enhanced the story!

If you’re a fan of Sager, I think you’ll enjoy this one. It wasn’t my favorite, but I ended up enjoying it a lot more than I expected.

General Fiction (Adult), Mystery, Psychological Suspense, Thriller 0 Replies to “Survive The Night”