Something terrible happened last night. My best friend Posey is dead. The police think it was a tragic accident, but something doesn’t feel right. Posey was keeping secrets, and I owe it to her to find out what happened. But I can’t remember a thing… I’ve woken up with a hangover from hell, a stranger in my bed, and, to add to all this chaos, I’ve gone viral for all the wrong reasons. But that won’t stop me from getting to the truth…
Another great read from Katy Brent, author of How to Kill Men and Get Away With It (which I also really enjoyed), in this novel we’re following Molly Monroe, who wakes up one morning with an almighty hangover – but things get a lot worse as she realises her flatmate is dead. It seems Posey died accidentally in the bath, but Molly isn’t so sure…
I really liked the characterisation in this novel. Molly is good fun, likeable and entertaining. She may cock up sometimes but at heart she is a good person. I liked her investigation into what happened to Posey – it slowly unfurls as you discover more about what Posey might have been caught up in, and there are some satisfying twists (though one twist I saw coming from a mile off… but it was still good fun!)
This novel has plenty of dark humour, and although it touches on some serious topics, I think it deals with them well. I liked the ending and felt the novel stood out amongst other similar books in the same genre.
I really enjoyed The Murder After the Night Before and would recommend it to anyone looking for a fun, fast-paced, and mysterious read.
My rating: 4/5
Many thanks to the publisher, HQ, for providing a copy of this book on which I chose to write an honest review.
The Murder After The Night Before is out in the UK on 1 February 2024.