One Night: A Novel (Paperback)

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One night. That’s all the time a family has to decide what to do with the man they believe murdered their daughter: Do they forgive him, or do they take justice into their own hands?

One Night is a locked-room stunner that unfolds at breakneck speed.”—Kimberly Belle, USA Today bestselling author of The Personal Assistant

The anonymous letters arrive in the mail, one by one: To find out what really happened to Meg, meet at this location. Don’t tell anyone you’re coming. In one night, you’ll find out everything you need to know.

Ten years after her murder, the letters tell Meghan’s family exactly when and where to meet: a cliffside home on the Oregon coast. But on the night they’re promised answers, the convicted killer—her high school boyfriend, Cal, who spent only ten years in prison for murder—is found unconscious in his car after it slammed into a tree near the house where the family is sitting and waiting. Is he really the one who invited them to gather?

As a storm rampages along the Pacific Northwest, the power cuts off and leaves the family with no chance of returning to the main road and finding help. So they drag Cal back to the house for the remainder of the night. How easy it would be to let him die and claim it was an accident. Or do they help him instead? As the hours tick by, it becomes an excruciating choice. Half of the family wants to kill him. The other half wants him to regain consciousness so he can tell them what he knows.

But if Cal wakes up, he might reveal that someone in the family knows more than they’re letting on. And if that’s the case, who is the real killer? And are they already in the house?

About the Author

Georgina Cross is the author of One Night, Nanny Needed, The Stepdaughter, The Missing Woman, and The Niece. She has worked as a journalist and spent nine years in business development for an aerospace and defense contractor before joining the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce. She now writes full-time and lives in Alabama with her husband and their combined family of four sons.

Praise For…

“A tense and perfectly paced thriller set on a remote stretch of Oregon coastline as a family comes face-to-face with their beloved daughter’s killer. In One Night, Georgina Cross perfectly captures the family’s fury and grief as they confront their daughter’s former boyfriend, and the desperate measures some of them might take to enact revenge. This is a locked-room stunner that unfolds at breakneck speed.”—Kimberly Belle, USA Today bestselling author of The Personal Assistant
“What wouldn’t a parent do to uncover the truth about their child’s passing? In this atmospheric, gothic, beautifully realized story thick with tension that builds to a shriek, Cross establishes herself as a major player in the world of suspense. This book is so full of Christie-esque twists and turns, I couldn’t turn the pages quickly enough. . . . Deliciously creepy.”—J. T. Ellison, New York Times bestselling author of It’s One of Us

“A clever, atmospheric, and emotionally astute locked-room thriller with unforgettable characters and suspense that will leave you breathless . . . This is a deep dive into a family’s grief, full of dark secrets and surprising twists. Clear your schedule!”—Christina McDonald, USA Today bestselling author

“Tense, atmospheric, and chilling, One Night places a grieving family back at the scene of the crime with their daughter’s convicted killer. But what really happened to Meg? A locked-room thriller set in a house perched on a cliff along the Oregon Coast, you’ll race through the pages to discover every dark secret and shocking twist. I loved it.”—Kaira Rouda, USA Today bestselling author of The Widow and Beneath the Surface

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593496893
ISBN-10: 0593496892
Publisher: Bantam
Publication Date: August 1st, 2023
Pages: 304
Language: English