Title: The One Night Stand
Author: Carissa Ann Lynch
A night she won’t forget…
When single mum Ivy wakes up to a complete stranger lying next to her, she knows her one-night stand hook-ups have to stop. The encounters mean nothing to Ivy, but for just a short time, they make her forget her own terrible life.
A murder she can’t remember
But then Ivy discovers the stranger in her bed has been stabbed to death, and she is covered in his blood…except Ivy has no recollection of bringing this man home. Could she have killed him?
As she tries to piece together what happened last night, Ivy’s own past returns to haunt her. And secrets can’t stay hidden forever…
Ivy’s life is that of a typical single mother struggling to raise her rebellious daughter, Delaney, after her husband left her for a new woman. Except, Ivy’s got secrets, and they tie into the dead man in her bed.
I am left breathless from this book.
Every chapter had a twist, every character a secret, and now that the book is over, my head is spinning. That ending! Wow, I still can’t catch my breath. After everything that Ivy went through, this book had a sort of bittersweet ending to it, but that was why it was so real, so easy to feel.
Ivy was definitely an unreliable narrator, and while it’s easy to think that she’s innocent at first, her flaws start to seep through more and more throughout the book. I love how Miss Lynch gave us the impression of getting to know Ivy the way we would a person in real life. Layer after layer, we slowly became aware of who she was until she had no secrets left.
Just another top-notch thriller from Carissa Ann Lynch.
This book was given to me for free through Netgalley at my request, and I provided this voluntary review.