#BookReview It Ends at Midnight by Harriet Tyce @Sourcebooks @sbkslandmark #ItEndsatMidnight #HarrietTyce #bookmarkedbylandmark Title: It Ends at Midnight

Author: Harriet Tyce

Published by: Sourcebooks Landmark on Feb. 21, 2023

Genres: Mystery/Thriller

Pages: 320

Format: Hardcover

Source: Sourcebooks Landmark

Book Rating: 8.5/10

From the acclaimed, Sunday Times bestselling author of Blood Orange comes a thriller of a party spiraling into murder when one guest’s plan to right old wrongs ends in blood, told with Tyce’s signature dark and propulsive twists.

It’s New Year’s Eve and the stage is set for a lavish party in one of Edinburgh’s best postcodes. It’s a moment for old friends to set the past to rights – and move on.

The night sky is alive with fireworks and the champagne is flowing. But the celebration fails to materialize.

Because someone at this party is going to die tonight.

Midnight approaches and the countdown begins – but it seems one of the guests doesn’t want a resolution.

They want revenge.


Gripping, suspenseful, and unnerving!

It Ends at Midnight transports you into the life of Sylvie Munro, a successful barrister who, while presiding over a nasty case in Youth Court that has swirled up some conflicting emotions of her own, reaches out at the request of her sick friend Tess to a girl they both wronged as teens, triggering the past to collide with the present, long-buried secrets to come to light, and the truth to finally be revealed.

The prose is tight and edgy. The characters are secretive, consumed, and troubled. And the plot using a past/present, back-and-forth style, builds and unravels quickly into a compelling tale full of drama, deception, lies, guilt, corruption, ambition, manipulation, revenge, and the complex, toxic relationship that can exist between friends.

Overall, It Ends at Midnight is an engrossing, cunning, sinister novel by Tyce that kept me enthralled from the very first page and is the perfect choice for anyone who loves a menacing, highly entertaining, eerily tension-filled read.


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Thank you to Sourcebooks Landmark for gifting me a copy in exchange for an honest review.


About Harriet Tyce

Harriet Tyce was born and grew up in Edinburgh. She graduated in 1994 with a degree in English Literature before working as a criminal barrister for nearly a decade.

Having escaped law and early motherhood, she started writing, and completed the MA in Creative Writing – Crime Fiction at the University of East Anglia. She has written three novels to date, the Sunday Times bestsellers Blood Orange and The Lies You Told. It Ends At Midnight was published in April 2022 to critical acclaim.

She lives in north London with her husband and children, and two very nice dogs.

Photo by Rory Lewis Photography.

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