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Publisher's Summary

 "Either Side of Midnight is a gripping, gritty thriller with an ingeniously shocking premise and twists and turns you’ll never see coming!" (Liane Moriarty) 

One million witnesses. One impossible murder.  

An electrifying thriller with a mind-bending premise: one million viewers witness a popular TV presenter commit suicide live on air - yet his twin brother is convinced it was murder.  

How can it be murder when the victim pulled the trigger?  

At 9.01 p.m., TV presenter Sam Midford delivers the monologue for his popular current affairs show Mr Midnight. He seems nervous, and the crew is convinced he’s about to propose to his girlfriend live on air. Instead, he pulls out a gun and shoots himself in the head.  

Sam’s grief-stricken brother, Harry, is convinced his brother was murdered. But how can that be, when one million viewers witnessed Sam pull the trigger? Only Jack Quick, a disgraced television producer in the last days of a prison sentence, is desperate enough to take Harry’s money to investigate.  

But as Jack starts digging, he finds a mystery more complex than he first assumed. And if he’s not careful, he'll find out firsthand that there’s more than one way to kill someone.... 

Either Side of Midnight is a stand-alone novel featuring Jack Quick.

©2020 Penguin Random House Australia Pty Ltd (P)2020 Audible Australia Pty Ltd.

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Struggled to turn this off!

This story gets you in right from the start, and keeps you there right to the end. The narration is some of the best I've heard, really suits the style of the book. Changes in pace, volume and tone are superbly timed. Don't hesitate, spend your credit on this right now!

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Couldn’t stop listening

I liked everything about this book. The storyline was crisp, Compelling, twisting and clever.
The characters were excellent ...made all the better by the brilliant narration.
Well acted. Well written. Well worth a listen.

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Extradionary Story

After reading this I wonder if the author has been in need of a mental health review?

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Great wee whodunit

Fast paced storyline full of twists and turns.
The narration was easy to listen to.
The finale was a bit odd though

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Gripping but trigger warning

First off I'll say that this was a great book with excellent pacing and character development.

On the downside, I feel like a big red flag needs to be put up about suicidal trigger warnings. I knew that this book was going to involve a discussion around suicide from the outset but it is very present throughout the story and is integral to the plot. There are very vivid descriptions of what occurs which fits with the overall tone of the story but caught me off guard and were difficult to deal with.

There is a trigger warning and some resources at the end of the book but I really wish that this was also put at the start of the book.

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A thought provoking mystery

There is quite a good understanding of the disabled mind and what it is like to be a carer of a disabled loved one alongside this murder mystery. It helped to read the first book to understand the main character.

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Aussies write the best crime!

Bloody brilliant, character development was phenomenal, descriptive yet spare, gritty, compelling,narration spot on- my new favourite books. Can't believe I haven't come across these earlier. Hope he's working on something new as we speak!

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  • 14-12-2020

Great story, great narration.

Another unique and compelling story from Benjamin Stevenson. Un-put-downable. Sufficiently complex to keep me guessing, but never tedious. Just a really solid listen.

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  • fizzylocks
  • 12-09-2020

Exciting and gripping

This had me hooked straight away. I haven't listened to the previous book in the series but that didn't matter. The main character, Jack, was interesting and likeable. The plot went at a good pace, with no slow parts and there was plenty of intrigue, without sacrificing some good character development. I really enjoyed the narrator. I generally find Australian accents very pleasant, and this was no exception. I shall go back and listen to the first book in the series now.

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  • Christine Donovan-Brown
  • 12-03-2021

Excellent book

This was an excellent read, I enjoyed everything about it. The narrator was perfect for the story.

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  • John
  • 08-11-2020

Intriguing premise, but lost its way.

A popular TV presenter kills himself live on air. But was it really murder? How could it be? The answer is revealed in an ever more convoluted and unlikely scenario. Enjoyable enough if you are willing to suspend belief.

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  • C H.
  • 01-11-2020

interesting story

its not an adventure, as such more CSI by someone with a complicated past. worth a listen

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  • D. J. Brown
  • 05-09-2020

great story well told/ acted

as above but the end was daft.didnt make sense no spoilers but I don't get the method of murder chosen.

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  • A. Monk
  • 22-10-2020

As good as audio books get.

The narration is perfect. Not reading the story ; telling the story. This is not a book to do other stuff to, at the same time as listening. You really have to concentrate, but totally worth the commitment. Can't praise the story or the storytelling highly enough!

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  • J. M. Levey
  • 23-09-2020

thoughtful and articulate

a little slower than the things I usually listen to. a good story if you have the patience, it slowly builds to a satisfying conclusion. very clever and well written

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  • crochetdiva
  • 31-05-2021

Stunning piece of writing

I was on the edge of my seat the whole way through. it was fast paced with loads of action throughout. Very well narrated, which made it a pleasure to listen to. I will get more books from this author.

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