Happy belated release!
Thanks to HMH Books for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.
THE NIGHT MARKET – Jonathan Moore (out now!)
Like a little mystery with your sci-fi novel?
My Thoughts: 4/5 stars!
I hadn’t heard must about Jonathan Moore or his bother books before picking up THE NIGHT MARKET, but I will definitely have to go back and visit his previous work. This was a dark thriller meets sci-fi set in the not-so-distant future and it grabbed me right from the start.
Late one night, Inspector Ross Carver is investigating a crime scene of a single male victim in one of the last luxury homes in the area. The strange part is that he’s covered in a substance that is eating through his skin. Before Carver can investigate further, FBI agents invade his crime scene and quickly escort him away to be disinfected and forced to drink some liquid. What follows are seizures and shock-enduced coma and him regaining consciousness two days later.
His neighbor, Mia, is in his apartment with him. He has no memory of what happened or what he saw at the crime scene. Mia informs him that he was poisoned – at least that’s what the police told her that carried him home. Can he trust what Mia is telling him? Will he be able to get to the bottom of what happened to him and why did the FBI remove him so quickly and erase him memory?
The mystery surrounding this story was great. It kept me reeled in and I needed to know what happened to him and what that unknown substance was. Moore can weave a thrilling story, there’s no doubt about that. I’m not the biggest sci-fi reader, but I’m glad I picked this one up. It’s always good to step outside your comfort genres every once in awhile. There is a romance element to this story as well, but I didn’t find it to be too overwhelming to the story.
Overall, if you want a dark sci-fi mystery, then you need to check out THE NIGHT MARKET. It’ll grab you and not let go!
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