Book Review: What Happened Last Night

Title: What Happened Last Night

Author: Cole Baxter

Narrator: Anthony Lee



One dead mistress. Two suspects. A detective determined to find the truth…

LAPD detective Jamie Del Rey has a problem.

He’s just walked straight into the ugliest, most confusing case of his 20-year career.

Carlotta and her husband William both have reason to want the 19-year-old Candy Xavier victim dead.

The question is: Was it the angry, jilted wife, or the arrogant, philandering husband?

He has two suspects, one of whom must be innocent, both of whom seem to be guilty as hell.

Both claim to have no memory of that night.

But the truth is far more sinister and deadly.

Can Del Rey unravel the truth before the real killer strikes again?

A thrilling psychological thriller that will keep you listening late into the night.

My Review

3.5/5 Stars

William and Carlotta’s marriage has been on the rocks for a while. When they wake up one night to find his mistress dead on the lawn, things are going to take a dramatic turn for the worse, and it’s up to LAPD detective Jamie to figure out which of the two were responsible.

I’m going to start this with the positives. I loved the story. It was twisty and suspenseful and kept me listening until the end. I couldn’t wait to see how the situation would resolve, and I was on the edge of my seat until it did.

On the negative side though, the characters got on my nerves. I liked Carlotta slightly more than William, but they were both so unlikeable, that I really hated listening to both their POVs. William was so whiny and repetitive that I fast forwarded through his parts often. I kept hoping that Carlotta would get a backbone and stand up to him, but she just let William continue to walk all over her, and it was a little disappointing.

By far, Jamie was my favorite character because he was so down to Earth and straightforward.

These are my personal hang-ups. Other readers may feel differently. Like I said, I enjoyed the story itself but feel it could’ve been more enjoyable with at least some growth in the characters themselves.

 Narration was not bad.

 This book was given to me for free at my request, and I provided this voluntary review.

Published by Author Kayla Krantz

Proud author responsible for Dead by Morning and The Council, fascinated by the dark and macabre. Stephen King is her all time inspiration mixed in with a little bit of Eminem and some faint remnants of the works of Edgar Allen Poe. When she began writing, she started in horror but it somehow drifted into thriller. She loves the 1988 movie Heathers. She was born and raised in Michigan but traveled across the country to where she currently resides in Texas.

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