The Night Market

The Night MarketThe Night Market by Jonathan Moore
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on January 16th 2018
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0544671899
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3.5 stars

I don’t even know what just happened…Seriously, what did I just read?

So Is that part of a series or not? Sort of??? Maybe???? Apparently….


The beginning of this book was off the hook. And since I said “hook”, I think it is safe to say that the opening pages had me hooked. It is late on a Thursday night and Inspector Ross Carver and his partner, Jenner, have been called to a crime scene. There is a dead man on the floor. He is covered in an unrecognizable substance which appears to be eating through the man’s skin. Before he and his partner can get closer to look, they are removed from the scene by the FBI who take them to be decontaminated/disinfected.

That was Thursday night. Carver wakes up and it is Sunday and his neighbor, Mia, is sitting in a chair next to him. They really do not know each other but she saw him getting dropped off and decided to help care for him. Carver is unsure about her, heck, he really does not know her at all but decides to keep her close so he can fill in some missing gaps for him.

I can’t really say much else. There are some twists and turns and cat and mouse moments in this book. The pacing is fast and to be honest, I really had no idea what was going to happen next. The book is set in the not so near San Francisco. This book had many “feels” to it. At times it felt set in the 80’s, at times dystopian, at times in the future, it was weird yet strangely compelling and interesting. I don’t think that this book is for everyone. It was weird. But fans or Moore should not be disappointed.

I received a copy of this book from Houghton Miflin Harcourt and NetGalley in return for an honest review.


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