The Goodnight Song – Nick Hollin

What would you do if someone used your deepest secrets to commit the darkest crimes?

When the cold, lifeless body of a policeman is pulled from the Thames in the early hours of the morning, it appears at first glance to be a terrible accident.

But when old diary pages predicting the exact details of the crime start appearing online, ex-criminal psychologist and owner of the diary, Nathan Radley, becomes the number one suspect in the most terrifying murder investigation the London police has ever seen.

Nathan’s partner, Detective Katie Rhodes knows that he is innocent, because she was with him the night of the attack. But as more extracts are posted, and more bodies begin to surface, how much longer can she ignore the connection?

The trail leads Katie from one dead end to another, until a tiny clue buried deep within the pages leads them to a new suspect; someone dangerous, someone close, someone they trusted…



My review

Sometimes bad things can lead to good ones …

I have not read the first part and I regret it. You can read this one as a stand alone, but I would advise readers to start with the first one. Of course, it’s not inpossible to pick the story up. I do believe it’s better to see the whole especially concerning the main characters and what happened to them before.

This book had me thoroughly confused and I mean this in a good way. I was constantly switching between suspects. ‘Is it her? No, it has to be him! Oh, no, it must be her then?’ I really could not put my finger on it and I could not make my mind up. I was surprised by the outcome. (again in a good way)

The story is also about loss, manipulation, revenge, mistrust, but the author also added some good emotions to the mix as well : friendship and love. 4 stars.

Thank you, Nick Hollin, Bookouture and Netgalley


About the author

Nick has previously worked as a forensic analyst and is fascinated by the psychology that drives people to commit heinous crimes. He currently lives in Cambridge with his partner and son.