BOOK REVIEW AND $ Gift Card GIVEAWAY - The Midnight Call by Jodé Millman
The Midnight Call
by Jodé Millman
October 3 - November 18th, 2022 Virtual Book Tour
Who would ever suspect that their mentor, teacher, and friend was a cold-blooded killer? Jessie Martin didn’t—at least not until she answers the midnight call.
Late one August night, Jessie’s lifelong mentor and friend–and presently a popular, charismatic, and handsome high school teacher–Terrence Butterfield calls. He utters a startling admission: he’s killed someone. He pleads for Jessie’s help, so out of loyalty she rushes to his aid completely unaware that she’s risking her relationship, her career, and her life–and that of her unborn child–to help Terrence.
Does Jessie’s presence at Terrence’s home implicate her in the gruesome murder of the teenage boy found in the basement? Why does Terrence betray Jessie when he has a chance to exonerate her of all charges? Has he been a monster in disguise for all these years?
To reclaim her life and prove her innocence, Jessie must untangle the web of lies and reveal the shocking truths behind the homicide. The quest turns out to be the fight of her life: to preserve everything and everyone she holds dear.
Praise for The Midnight Call:
WINNER OF THE 2020 BRONZE IPPY AWARD, 2020 INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER BOOK AWARD FOR SUSPENSE/THRILLER AND THE 2020 AMERICAN FICTION AWARD FOR LEGAL THRILLER.
USA Today Network
"The tricky legal maneuvering intrigues...Millman writes with verve."
"If you like courtroom battles, this legal thriller fits the bill!"
Chanticleer Reviews, Four Star Review. The Midnight Call won First Place in the 2014 CIBAs in the CLUE Awards
"An intriguing courtroom thriller."
Top Shelf Magazine
"Friendship, insanity, the drama of a courtroom, with a touch of romance rounding out the narrative, will have readers struggling to answer the question: What happens after you answer that terrifying midnight call?"
As I often do, I started this series with the second in the series “Hooker Avenue” and loved it so much I jumped at the chanced to be a part of this tour. Each book could be read as a standalone and I don’t feel like I missed out on anything by not reading them in order.
The Midnight tour introduces us to attorney Jesse Martin as she is contacted by her friend and mentor Terrence Butterfield. Terrence says he’s killed someone and pleads for Jesse’s help. Out of loyalty, she rushes to his aid unaware that she’s just put everything she loves most in jeopardy.
Instead of exonerating her, Terrence betrays her. To reclaim her life and prove her innocence, she must untangle the web of lies while accepting shocking truths.
I love legal dramas and was hooked from start to finish. I enjoy this author’s ability to create multilayered plots full of emotional conflict, mystery, and suspense. The characters are well written and relatable. I identify with Jesse’s internal conflict as she dives deeper and begins putting pieces together. Who would have thought Terrence was a murderer?!?!.. He is so well respected. I can see how someone could easily get swept up into a conflict like this.
Overall, this series is off to an interesting start, and I look forward to seeing how it evolves in future books!
Genre: Suspense, Thriller, Romantic Suspense
Published by: Level Best Books
Publication Date: September 2022
Number of Pages: 400
Series: Queen City Crimes, Book 1
Book Links: Amazon
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Jodé Millman is the acclaimed author of HOOKER AVENUE and THE MIDNIGHT CALL, which won the Independent Press, American Fiction, and Independent Publisher Bronze IPPY Awards for Legal Thriller. She’s an attorney, a reviewer for Booktrib.com, the host/producer of The Backstage with the Bardavon podcast, and creator of The Writer’s Law. Jodé lives with her family in the Hudson Valley, where she is at work on the next installment of her “Queen City Crimes” series —novels inspired by true crimes in the region she calls home.
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