#BookReview The Night We Burned by S.F. Kosa @sarahfinebooks @RaincoastBooks @Sourcebooks @sbkslandmark #TheNightWeBurned #SFKosa #bookmarkedbylandmark Title: The Night We Burned

Author: S.F. Kosa

Published by: Sourcebooks Landmark on Aug. 10, 2021

Genres: Mystery/Thriller

Pages: 368

Format: ARC, Paperback

Source: Raincoast Books, Sourcebooks Landmark

Book Rating: 8/10

A new psychological thriller from suspense powerhouse S.F. Kosa featuring a decades-old secret, a mysterious cult fire, and a woman looking to outrun the ashes of her past…until they come roaring back once more.

Dora is always aware of the line between fact and fiction. As a fact checker at an online magazine, her job depends on it. And as a woman outrunning her secrets, so does her life. But when a murder crops up in her old town, one linked to a deadly fire at a cult compound twenty years prior, suddenly all of Dora’s carefully spun deceptions are at risk.

Because she’s seen a murder like this before. She knows what the police missed.
And if she doesn’t stop the story, she may be next.

As Dora follows the journalist, altering facts to hide her identity along the way, she’s thrown back into a world she tried desperately to leave behind. One of ritual and belonging, of danger and darkness. A world where two girls promised to help each other through…until it all went up in flames.

And Dora knows, she won’t be lucky enough to escape twice.


Review:

Simmering, eerie, and intense!

The Night We Burned is a gripping, suspenseful thriller that takes you to Bend, Oregon and into the lives of multiple acquaintances, including journalist fact-checker Dora Rodriguez as their pasts come back to haunt them twenty years after they first crossed paths as fellow members of the Oracles of Innocence cult before it all went up in flames.

The writing is edgy and tight. The characters are consumed, deceitful, and troubled. And the plot using flashbacks and a back-and-forth style immerses you in an ominous tale full of twists, turns, secrets, obsession, mayhem, deduction, abuse, violence, childhood trauma, swirling emotions, shocking revelations, and murder.

Overall, The Night We Burned is a twisty, unpredictable, sinister page-turner that transports you into the darkest corners of the human psyche and takes you on a roller coaster ride of psychological manipulation, control, indoctrination, corruption, and deviant ideologies.

This book is available now.

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Thank you to Raincoast Books and Sourcebooks Landmark for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.

 

About S.F. Kosa

Sarah Fine/SF Kosa is the author of twenty-three trade-published novels, including twelve YA novels, three adult urban fantasy trilogies, and most recently, two adult psychological suspense novels: The Quiet Girl (which received a starred review from Publishers Weekly) and the upcoming The Night We Burned (Sourcebooks, August 10, 2021). With a PhD in clinical psychology, Sarah has a penchant for exploring the darker side of human nature and experience in her books, which range from fantastical to poignantly realistic. When she’s not writing or psychologizing, she enjoys hiking, cooking, and playing countless rounds of One Night Werewolf with her husband and five rapidly growing children (okay, they’re actually teenagers and young adults now).

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