Australian Author · Crime · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2019

Under the Midnight Sky by Anna Romer. (2019).

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Under the Midnight Sky by Anna Romer. (2019).

**5 out of 5 stars**

An injured teenager goes missing at a remote bushland campground and journalist Abby is determined to expose the area’s dark history. The girl resembles three murder victims from 20 years ago and Abby fears the killer is still on the loose. Abby’s newspaper wants to suppress the story and sends her to write an article on Tom, a reclusive crime writer. Abby and Tom end up investigating together after finding a hidden attic room in Tom’s house that shows evidence of imprisonment from 50 years ago. Abby and Tom become convinced that it is somehow connected to the bushland murders and the key to finding the missing teenage girl alive.

I haven’t read any of this author’s books before but I’m certainly keen to now as I devoured this novel! I seriously read this 400 page book in a few hours because I was totally engrossed and didn’t want to put it down. I had what felt like an outlandish theory in relation to one of the mysteries by halfway through that turned out to be right (my husband tells me I read so much that now I’m rarely surprised by a twist haha) but that didn’t affect my enjoyment in any way because I kept second guessing my theory haha! I liked Abby, I liked Tom, I liked the budding chemistry between Abby and Tom. I thought this book flowed really well and was very engaging.
I highly recommend this novel for those looking for an excellent crime mystery novel and would suggest binge reading it if you can! Definitely one of my favourite reads so far this year.

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