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The Other Side of Night

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For fans of Matt Haig and Anthony Horowitz, a “strange, compelling, and ultimately moving head-spinner of a novel” (John Connolly) in which the lives of a disgraced police officer, a prolific author, and an upstanding citizen are inextricably bound together by a series of mysterious deaths.

The Other Side of Night begins with a man named David Asha writing about his biggest regret: his sudden separation from his son, Elliot. In his grief, David tells a story.

Next, we step into the life of Harriet Kealty, a police officer trying to clear her name after a lapse of judgment. She discovers a curious inscription in a secondhand book—a plea:
Help me, he’s trying to kill me. Who wrote this note? Who is “he”?

This note leads Harri to David Asha, who was last seen stepping off a cliff. Police suspect he couldn’t cope after his wife’s sudden death. Still, why would this man jump and leave behind his young son? Quickly, Harri’s attention zeroes in on a person she knows all too well.

Ben Elmys: once the love of her life. A surrogate father to Elliot Asha and trusted friend to the Ashas.

Ben may also be a murderer.

Compulsively readable and thought-provoking, “
The Other Side of Night is one of those rare books that you’ll still be thinking about long after the last page” (Jenny Blackhurst, author of How I Lost You).

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"This genre bending novel is absolutely brilliant! So cleverly constructed, with a central mystery at its core that will keep you turning the pages, it's also a poignant meditation on grief, love and loss. Fantastic. Deserves to be widely read and I predict it will be a massive hit. I loved it. Highly recommended." - Amer Anwar

"Emotional, heart-warming and thought provoking, The Other Side of Night is one of those rare books that you'll still be thinking about long after the last page." - Jenny Blackhurst

"A brilliant, meta thriller with huge ideas and an even greater heart." - Steve Cavanagh

"A strange, compelling, and ultimately moving head-spinner of a novel." - John Connolly

"Mind-bending! This intriguing and thought-provoking thriller is a profound exploration of how far some are willing to go in the name of love. A fantastic twist you'll never see coming." - Liv Constantine

"Inventive, clever, and completely original, Hamdy's latest effort is simply terrific. Don't miss it." - J T Ellison

"What can I say about The Other Side of Night that won't be a spoiler? Ingenious, constantly surprising, and deeply moving. Put yourself in the hands of a master storyteller, and strap in for a mind-bending ride." - Joseph Finder

"The Other Side of Night is a mind-bending mystery that, by the time it reaches its extraordinary end, leaves no twist unexplained, no thread untied. An utterly satisfying read." - Ryan Gattis

"Hold onto your sanity. This psychological thriller will keep you wondering which strange details are real and which emerge from the minds of the characters. The lonely boy, the disgraced police officer, the bizarre scientist--each has a dark secret, and a dark problem to solve. The Other Side of Night is imaginative and thought-provoking, fiction at its best." - W Michael Gear

"Wow! It takes a special kind of writer to pull off a story like this. Adam Hamdy's brave, intriguing, thought-provoking book will leave readers breathless." - Mari Hannah

"Remarkable. Adam Hamdy may have created a completely new crime genre." - Anthony Horowitz

"In this inventive and intriguing novel, Hamdy mixes in just the right amount of mystery, uncertainty and relational tension and brings them all simmering to delicious effect. Stunningly good writing. Don't let this one slip you by." - Steven James

"A gripping and moving tale of loss and astounding sacrifice told so beautifully with a unique twist that was utterly satisfying." - Imran Mahmood

"A fantastic read. Mind bending, gut wrenchingly tense and one of the most original stories I've read in years. It was an absolute treat." - John Marrs

"The Other Side of Night is like no crime novel I've ever read. The pages almost turn themselves and when I was finished I couldn't stop thinking about the story's incredible twists, turns, and surprises." - James Patterson

"An elegantly-written and compelling genre-bender of a story, which left me thinking about it long after I'd read the last page. It is destined for the big screen!Congratulations Adam!" - Marnie Riches

"Absolutely brilliant. Weaving themes of the nature of time, love, loss and regret with elements of neuro-science into a genuinely wonderful plot line, Adam Hamdy's The Other Side of Night has taken his writing to another level. With a thriller-level sense of foreboding and tension, this is a genre-busting novel full of big ideas. I was blown away." - Manda Scott

"A real brain bender of a book, I'm still trying to wrap my head around the extraordinary ending. Just mesmerising- bravo Mr Hamdy!" - Victoria Selman

"Poignant and exquisitely written, The Other Side of Night kept me gripped from the first page to the last, and beyond. An intriguing tale of grief and enduring love, it's extraordinary." - E V Seymour

"The Other Side of Night is a surprising and cleverly constructed rollercoaster read." - Karin Slaughter

"Existential, emotional, and packing a twisty, gut-punch of an ending." - Matthew Sullivan

"A thrilling novel with multiple tricks up its sleeve. Part detective story and part philosophy, Adam Hamdy has written a clever and moving concoction." - Peter Swanson

"A big-hearted, big-brain, novel that you'll finish in three days and think about for the rest of the year. Wonderful." - Stuart Turton

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