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Either Side of Midnight [Kindle Edition]

Tori de Clare
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (130 customer reviews)

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“Either Side of Midnight is a must-read book for all mystery and/or suspense lovers. I rate this book as a ten-star and expect to see it as number one on the best selling list for many, many weeks.” Reviewed by Trudi LoPreto for Readers' Favorite

“Either Side of Midnight is perfect for readers who like books that will screw with your mind. Fans of the Consequences series by Aleatha Romig in particular will love this book. A must read!” Laura Carter, Goodreads librarian.

“Just as I began to feel a sense of familiarity and comfort in the structure of the genre, It completely twisted and led me down a different path”

“This was one of the best books I have read this year. It was well-written, had an excellent, original plot and twists that I did not see coming”

“A supremely well-plotted story, expertly structured to keep you guessing right up to the end”

“At one point in the book I had to re-read the page three times because I couldn't believe what had just happened!”

“Brilliantly written, this had me on edge for ages. Right up until the end I still didn't know for sure how it would all turn out”

“Gripping from the start, it has a good mix of tension, romance and humour and refreshingly, without the need for gratuitous content”

“MORE PLEASE!!”


WHAT IF THE BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE TURNED INTO YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE?
When nineteen-year-old Naomi Stone is snatched from her husband at knifepoint on the night of their wedding and taken to a deserted cemetery, she knows her life is finished. Drugged and disorientated, she loses consciousness as she lies in an open grave with a gun to her head. But the following day, she mysteriously awakes to find herself unharmed and secured to a bed. She's in a beautiful bedroom in a secluded cottage in open countryside. Only one person knows she’s there – the man in the balaclava who’s holding her, feeding her, revealing nothing. Naomi senses the unfolding of a plan. She should be on honeymoon in the Caribbean. Instead, she’s trapped with an emotionless psycho with no hope of escape . . . And his voice is chillingly familiar.
Who is he? What does he want? What's happened to her husband? Where is she? Will anyone find her before it's too late?

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 634 KB
  • Print Length: 363 pages
  • Publisher: Tori de Clare (25 Jan 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DWLBBNY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (130 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #79,074 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Tori de Clare, born 1970, grew up in Greater Manchester. Having taught piano for 25 years in between being a full-time stay-at-home mum of four, she began writing almost five years ago. Having worked with children and young people for so long, it seemed natural to write for that audience. Her debut novel, Either Side of Midnight, was intended for young adults, but has been widely accepted by an adult readership also. She intended it to be the kind of novel that could be enjoyed by almost anyone. She now lives in East Yorkshire and continues to teach music and write books and finds time for little else beyond family. Daughter of two pianists, it was hardly a surprise that music became Tori's career.
Tori de Clare: 'Both my parents were good at two things: music and writing. Those two things run strongly in our family. My dad died when I was 18. In his spare time, he never had a book out of his hands and aspired to having a book of his own published. Having never had the chance to realise his dream, this book is dedicated to him and to my mum who taught me to play the piano.'
Tori's next book (already written) will be the start of a YA paranormal suspense series due to be released in the near future.

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely Recommend :) 23 July 2013
By amber
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a book that is full of surprises and always keeps you guessing. Full of different genres; Romance, action, crime etc, what more could you want? Definitely recommend! It is so imaginative and creative you wont find another one like it :)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read 29 July 2013
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Read this on a recommendation and I am so glad that I did. This is a great mystery/thriller with some interesting twists which take you by surprise. Love the switch between present day and events leading up to the wedding - you never find yourself lost or confused with the switch.

Would highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys novels in this genre of fiction - and maybe even for those who don't!!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended 28 July 2013
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Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book which kept me hooked throughout. Well written and highly recommendable. I thought I could predict what was going to happen,but it changed course several times I liked the way it was taken from different time zones and characters but it fitted together in an intelligent way, .great writing skills. I look forward to more books from this author.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars pull a sicky- you wont be able to put this down 15 July 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I am a keen reader, and will pick up most books that interest me from the blurb. A lot I tend to put down again to be long forgotten about. NOT this book though. from the word go I was completely gripped by the believable characters and clever story. Then just as I began to feel a sense of familiarity and comfort in the structure of the genre, It completely twisted and led me down a different path. Some jaw dropping moments when I literally said out loud "OMG NOOO way"
I personally love stories to have a good conclusion that leaves me satisfied and with out giving anything away the climax was brilliant with just a hint of girl power leaving my internal monologue going "YES"

A MUST read for the summer. Gripping and light enough to lazily enjoy in the sun, but with enough intelligence to keep your brain active. Unpredictable and clever. A serious page turner (I actually lost 2 days on this book)

so get a class of wine, pass on cooking duty and enjoy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A Little Juvenile For Me 25 April 2014
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This wasn't for me though it came highly recommended via a Twitter pal and the reviews were mostly very good. I wondered in a couple of places if English was the author's first language only to see she grew up over here so it can't be. Plus a lot of it seemed to be written geared to the Young Adult audience or teens in quite juvenile language. Also for me there was too much of the old god-bothering !!
The story sounded an intriguing one and I liked the reasoning behind the title. There were some very funny lines in it too. I just got a little bored by it and packed it in at 37%.
There were odd sentences as I mentioned earlier which made me wonder about English as a foreign language-like "the hotel wall expired" and "the worst thing was weighing down on small stones" then "the odd figure-out was dark". However many times I read these they made little sense.
There were a few words dropped from sentences such as you/and/she then tousle was used in place of tussle, practise was consistently spelt that American way for some reason, ark was spelt as arc and my final straw was trace used in place of trance. I gave up then.
If it had been tidied up a little I'd maybe have stuck with it after getting this far as the actual back story did sound a good idea.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unexpected but Amazing 25 Oct 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
4.5 stars

Sometimes you read a book that is a breath of fresh air and is exactly what you were looking for but you didn't even realise it. This perfectly sums up this book for me. I wasn't sure what to expect when I started this book but it absolutely blew me away. Either Side of Midnight is an incredible suspense novel that will keep you guessing throughout but gets even more amazing once the truth is revealed.

The book is told from multiple pov's though the main focus by far is Naomi's perspective and it also alternates between present time which is this confusion Naomi has woken up in and the year leading to that moment. This means there are two aspects to the story, Naomi's bizarre kidnapping and the seemingly simple romance story of her starting at University and meeting the guy that will become her Husband.

Parts of this book are very much what you would expect in a typical New Adult romance novel but the rest is very unique. This book is far from being a typical NA!

I really loved Naomi. At the start she seems quite weak and gullible but she grows into this strong character who won't let anyone mess with her. She ends up being the sort of character who plays with fire in the hope that those who have wronged her will get burned.

As for the rest of the characters, well, let's just say I feel a mix of hatred and love and then leave it at that :P

Either Side of Midnight is perfect for readers who like books that will screw with your mind. Fans of the Consequences series by Aleatha Romig in particular will love this book. A must read!

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, this has not affected my opinions or rating in any way.*
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Four and half stars 27 July 2013
By Deborah TOP 500 REVIEWER
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I found this book odd in the beginning I stuck with it partly because the write up had me intrigued and also the reviews were all really good, I'm so glad I did its well worth a read. I didn't give five stars because there were a few bits that didn't sit right with me but on the whole it's a really great book that will keep you guessing, I thought I had it all figured out a out a quarter of the way in but I was wrong.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good read, author has written it well
Good read , author has written it well , I will be buying more books from this author
Published 29 days ago by rhianna sewell
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
What a great book including love suspense and evil! Found it hard to put down but didn't want it to finish. Recommend it to anyone who loves reading.
Published 1 month ago by Kate
3.0 out of 5 stars Some good twists
I wasn't sure what to make of this book at first. It did seem rather predictable, but then there were some nice twists. Read more
Published 1 month ago by rlbw
5.0 out of 5 stars Either Side of Midnight by Tori Dr Clare
I enjoyed it very much and couldn't put it down. There were some many twists and turns in it. I would definitely recommend it to a friend. I look forward to the sequel
Published 1 month ago by Irene Gartland
5.0 out of 5 stars Felt compelled to write a review
I got this as a free book, as I have done with many. But this was exceptional, I was confused, hooked and intrigued as to where it was going. Read more
Published 2 months ago by bookaddict
5.0 out of 5 stars Really Good Read
Really Good read- Bits were predicatble but one of best books Ive read for ages - I couldnt put it down and spent whole day reading it
Published 2 months ago by anniem
4.0 out of 5 stars Well-paced story telling
This was an enjoyable, easy read with some well described characters and an intriguing plot with some very tense moments.
Published 2 months ago by Mrs W
5.0 out of 5 stars Great imagination. Couldn't put it down
Loved how this book was written and the story line with a twist. Can't wait for more by this author.
Published 2 months ago by Miss CS Bell
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended
This book is fantastic! Kept me gripped to the end, fabulous twist and belivable characters. One of the best books I've read lately. More please!
Published 2 months ago by Heather B-P
5.0 out of 5 stars a real page turner
Take a chance and read this I can assure you that you'll find a surprising good read :-) thank you
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