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About Alex Finlay
Alex Finlay is the author of the 2021 breakout novel, EVERY LAST FEAR, and one of 2022's most-anticipated thrillers, THE NIGHT SHIFT. His work has been an Indie Next pick, a LibraryReads selection, an Amazon Editor’s Best Thriller, as well as a CNN, Newsweek, E!, BuzzFeed, Business Week, Goodreads, Parade, PopSugar, Scribd, and Reader’s Digest best or most anticipated thrillers of the year. Alex’s novels have been translated into seventeen languages, and EVERY LAST FEAR is in development for a major television series. Learn more at https://alexfinlaybooks.com/
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What connects a massacre at a Blockbuster video store in 1999 with the murder of four teenagers fifteen years later?
It's New Year's Eve of 1999 when four teenagers working late are attacked at a Blockbuster video store in New Jersey. Only one survives. Police quickly identify a suspect, the boyfriend of one of the victims, who flees and is never seen again.
Fifteen years later, four more teenagers are attacked at an ice cream store in the same town, and again only one makes it out alive.
In the aftermath of the latest crime, three lives intersect: the lone survivor of the Blockbuster massacre, who is forced to relive the horrors of her tragedy; the brother of the fugitive accused, who is convinced the police have the wrong suspect; and FBI agent Sarah Keller, who must delve into the secrets of both nights to uncover the truth about the Night Shift Murders...
Reviews for The Night Shift:
'A terrific thriller' Peter James
'Every line counts in this cunning cat's cradle of a thriller' The Times
'This is crime fiction at its best' Lee Child
'Finlay is all set to take on big boys Linwood Barclay and Harlan Coben' The Sun
'Will grab you and not let go until the final, electrifying conclusion' Julie Clark
'An exciting, entertaining read that I couldn't put down!' Samantha Downing
'One not to miss. Highly recommended' Brendan DuBois
'Prepare yourself for twist after exciting twist. A standout novel plotted with surgical precision' KARIN SLAUGHTER
Keep your family close, because your enemies are closer.
University student Matt Pine has just received devastating news. Nearly his entire family have been found dead while holidaying in Mexico. The local police claim it was an accident, but the FBI aren't convinced – and they won't tell Matt why.
The tragedy thrusts his family into the media spotlight again. Seven years ago, Matt's older brother, Danny, was sentenced to life in prison for murdering his teenage girlfriend. Danny has always sworn he was innocent, and last year, a true crime documentary that claimed he was wrongfully convicted went viral.
Now his family's murder is overlapping with Danny's case, Matt is determined to uncover the truth behind the crime that sent his brother to prison. Even if it means putting his own life in danger, and confronting his every last fear.
Read this gripping thriller, perfect for fans of Karin Slaughter and Lisa Jewell.
Praise for EVERY LAST FEAR:
'Explosive! A knife-edged thriller that explores the true meaning of family, including love, loyalty and lies' LISA GARDNER, #1 New York Times bestselling author
'Brilliant... Hooks you from the very first page and keeps you guessing until the final explosive twist. Taut, smart, and compelling. A do not miss!' LIV CONSTANTINE, internationally bestselling author
'Jaw-dropping Every Last Fear [is] a powerful, standout thriller. Hands down the best thriller I've read this year' JENNIFER HILLIER, author of the award-winning Jar of Hearts
' Every Last Fear reads like a bullet and had me hooked from the first few brutal pages' BRIAN PANOWICH, author of the award-winning Bull Mountain
'The Outsider is as authentic and suspenseful as any John Grisham novel – and I like Grisham a lot' JAMES PATTERSON
He's always watching...
Grayson Hernandez isn't happy. He's drowning in student debt from law school and the only job he's got is as a messenger. Worst of all, it's for the Supreme Court, where Gray is forced to watch the best and the brightest – the elite group of lawyers who serve as the justices' law clerks – from the outside.
When Gray intervenes in a violent mugging, he makes a powerful friend: the victim was the Chief Justice of the United States. Gray becomes the newest law clerk at the Supreme Court. It's another world, with highbrow debates in the inner sanctum of the nation's highest court and upscale dinners with his new friends.
But just as Gray adapts to his new life, the FBI approaches him with unsettling news. There's a killer embedded in the Supreme Court, and they want Gray to be their eyes and ears. But what Gray doesn't know is that the FBI will soon set its sights on him. And when they do, Gray must navigate a world cloaked in secrecy, to uncover the truth before the murderer strikes again.
Praise for The Outsider:
'Crafty and clever! Franze's insider knowledge of the Supreme Court sets this twisty legal thriller apart. The sympathetic plight of the outsider hero, Grayson Hernandez, will keep you glued to the pages; the explosive plot will leave you breathless' LISA GARDNER
'With an insider's eye for detail, Franze delivers supreme wickedness in a world few of us will ever be privy to. Franze is taking the legal thriller to new heights' LINWOOD BARCLAY
'It's like a mix of John Grisham and Scott Turow alongside the inner workings of the court system. Toss it all together and the end result is this winning novel' WASHINGTON POST
'Franze has earned a seat at the table of legal thriller masters, and his latest book is compelling proof of that' STRAND MAGAZINE
'The Outsider is a stellar look inside the Supreme Court, and a killer thriller to boot. Franze has cemented himself as a top-notch legal thriller writer. If you like Grisham, you will love this book' J.T. ELLISON
'Franze has fashioned a potboiler of a tale that channels John Grisham, David Baldacci and Thomas Harris all at the same time... The Outsider moves at a blistering clip, never letting up or letting us down for a moment' PROVIDENCE JOURNAL
'Franze brings that rare combination of great storytelling and insider knowledge that will keep readers turning pages well into the night' JAMES GRIPPANDO
'In The Outsider, Franze pulls off a remarkable feat: an adrenaline-fueled thriller that simultaneously illuminates Supreme Court history, precedent, and procedure. It's a must-read for anyone who savors getting lost in a great book' ABOVE THE LAW
'The mind of this author is so quick that he weaves a story so exciting it becomes a one-day read automatically' SUSPENSE MAGAZINE
'Franze is bein
'SMART, SOPHISTICATED, SUSPENSEFUL, AND WRITTEN WITH REAL INSIDER AUTHENTICITY. A WINNER' LEE CHILD
It's not who you know, it's what you know about them . . .
Among Washington D.C. power players, everyone has something to hide, including Sean Serrat, a Supreme Court lawyer. Sean transformed his misspent youth into a model adulthood, and now has one of the most respected legal careers in the country. But just as he learns he's on the short list to be nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court, his daughter, Abby, a talented and dedicated law student, goes missing.
When Abby's lifeless body is discovered shoved into a shelf at the Supreme Court Library, Sean is wracked with grief. Does her murder have anything to do with the secret he's been keeping for years? He follows the footsteps of his daughter's last days and stumbles over secrets within his own family – as well as the lies of some of the most powerful people in the country. People who will stop at nothing to prevent Sean from exposing the truth . . .
Praise for The Advocate's Daughter:
'Keeps twisting and turning right up until its shock of an ending. Long-buried secrets and shadowy agendas murderously collide – smack in the middle of a heated Supreme Court nomination clash [...] Read and marvel' GREGG HURWITZ
'The tension starts on the very first page, and keeps ratcheting up. Once it grabs you it won't let go' JOSEPH FINDER
'A brilliant thriller that's smart, well-written, and heart-stopping' LINDA FAIRSTEIN
'A taut and twisting thriller ... It crackles with authenticity and moves with an irresistible momentum' LISA UNGER
'A smart, suspenseful thriller filled with insider knowledge of the Supreme Court, D.C. politics, and collisions between the two. It's also an absorbing story about families and the sacrifices we make for the people we love' ALAFAIR BURKE
'Fast paced, sharply plotted ... A blast!' ROBERT DUGONI
'Engaging and riveting ... This no-holds-barred potboiler shines a light on Washington's halls of power only to reveal the darkness lurking within them' PROVIDENCE JOURNAL
'The 'best of the best' when it comes to suspense' SUSPENSE MAGAZINE
'A taut, twisting thriller' HUFFINGTON POST
'This fast-paced thriller will appeal to fans of Brad Meltzer, Joseph Finder, and Scott Turow' BOOKLIST
'Rich and fine in plot background with a flowing narrative style – this is fiction rooted in reality ... Highly recommended' NEW MYSTERY READER MAGAZINE
'Judicial fiction at its finest' FOR THE LOVE OF BOOKS.COM
'A riveting legal thriller that will keep you turning pages until the breathtaking end' ABOVE THE LAW
'Tautly written and expertly put toget
Why did he survive?
An assassin guns down the justices as they are hearing a case in the U.S. Supreme Court. Solicitor General Jefferson McKenna, the government's top lawyer, is appointed to the multi agency commission investigating the murders. As Congress draws battle lines over who will replace the slain justices, the commission follows clue after clue, each one pointing to an unlikely suspect: McKenna himself.
In a desperate bid to prove his innocence, McKenna must track down a disgraced law clerk with ties to hidden Saudi assets. But his search just reveals even more corruption and the people with answers keep turning up dead.
Now, McKenna will discover just how much danger he's in, and how far his enemy will go to conceal the truth...
Praise for The Last Justice:
'Watch out, John Grisham – Franze has arrived, and he's damn good!' GAYLE LYNDS
'A stunning opening, an action-packed, intriguing middle, and a pulse-pounding ending. Who could ask for more from a thriller. Welcome Anthony Franze – a great new voice has entered the genre' STEVE BERRY
'An absorbing debut novel full of galloping plot twists, with that special touch: emotional truth' PERRI O'SHAUGHNESSY
'Runs at 100 miles an hour and [...] full of 'did not see that coming' moments and with an ending that will surprise you. The Last Justice is wonderful' FRESH FICTION
From Alex Finlay, the author of Every Last Fear and The Night Shift, comes an action-packed new thriller about the lives we leave behind and the secrets we carry with us forever...
The foster children of Savior House never knew the peace of a normal childhood. Raised in an institution, a group of four friends from the home have now grown and gone their separate ways. They haven't seen one another since they left those abusive foster-home halls, until, twenty-five years later, they are reunited for a single, inescapable reason: someone is trying to kill them.
To save their lives, the group will have to revisit the nightmares of their childhoods and confront their past: a past that holds the key to everything.
Reviewers on Alex Finlay:
'Alex Finlay is the real deal, believe me.' Lee Child
'Finlay is all set to take on big boys Linwood Barclay and Harlan Coben. Great.' The Sun
'Alex Finlay takes his place in the upper ranks of thriller writers.' Brendan DuBois
'A terrific thriller.' Peter James
'Will grab you and not let go.' Julie Clark
'An exciting, entertaining read that I couldn't put down!' Samantha Downing