Book Review | Dead After Midnight by C.P. Daly

Welcome to the blog tour for Dead After Midnight, a Kelsey Woods Thriller!

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Genre: Thriller

Publication date: May 16, 2020


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My Thoughts

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I don’t think I’ve read such a gripping, fast-paced, and thoroughly entertaining thriller in a long time! Not a sentence out of place, nothing that jars–this book is perfect.

A warning to readers who feel queasy about blood and gore–there are some torture and murder scenes that you might find difficult to read. Overall, it is a dark story featuring unsavory characters driven by greed, money, and power, but there’s also an undercurrent of hope that the main character can get away from it all.

The story flows smoothly and quickly, and there’s usually something exciting happening at all times. Even when the main character settles down to what she hopes will be a quiet life, things are not as sedate. Jealousy, anxiety, estranged relationships, betrayal — all of it is there.

I’ll be eagerly waiting for the next books in the Kelsey Woods series. Would recommend it to anybody who loves dark, gritty thrillers.

(I received a review copy from R&R Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.)


Suzie Q is a prostitute and determined to get out of her current line of work and excited for a fresh start with best friend Lucy by her side. Her dreams come to an abrupt halt, when, during a night of turning tricks, she stumbles upon Lucy’s brutally murdered body. Fearing for her life, Suzie runs to her neighbor, Luke’s, to regroup, where she discovers he’s not just a creepy client, but an undercover FBI agent. He blindsides her when he reveals that she’s mixed up in an FBI investigation, and that she’s been unknowingly working for Johnny Stone, New York’s notorious crime boss. Suzie flees from New York, hiding in a quaint seaside town in Maine. She changes her identity and her life. Now she has to survive, to keep the life she has come to love.

This is the first novel in the Kelsey Woods thriller series.

About C.P. Daly

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CP’s reading tastes are an eclectic mix of thriller, crime, romance, and the occasional fantasy novel. But, when she puts pen to paper, she can’t resist the intrigue of a thriller.

CP has written two novels in The Kelsey Woods series, Dead After Midnight (debut novel, released in May 2020) and Dead Before Sunrise – which is scheduled for release in the fall of 2020.

A true east coaster from beautiful Nova Scotia, Canada, CP is happily married to her high school sweetheart. She’s been blessed with a wonderful family, including six adorable grandchildren.

CP loves hearing from readers, connect with her via email or Twitter.

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Giveaway: Win one of three print copied of Dead After Midnight!

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