What Happened That Night | Book Review

What Happened That Night

Written by Deanna Cameron


ISBN: 9780993689918
Available September 17, 2019
Pages: 416
List Price: $18.99

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How well can you ever really know your sister…?

Golden boy Griffin Tomlin is found dead, floating in his pool, the morning after his family’s Labor Day party, and neighbor Emily Porterfield is arrested for his murder. No one knows why she killed him, except for her younger sister, Clara. The secrets behind What Happened That Night unravel in dual timelines:  

In the present, Clara struggles with the aftermath of the murder—questions and distrust from her friends, denial from her parents, and visits to her sister in jail. And amidst all of that, another body is discovered that could be connected.

In flashback, the events that brought Clara, Griffin, and Emily together and that led to his death are revealed—events that involve a crush, an obsession, and a shocking twist.

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This book!! I don’t know where to start!

Deanna Cameron really knows how to suck you in to a story! I was hooked!
Despite the heavy content, I found this book such a quick, easy read! I really enjoyed the authors writing style.

So, this book does get quite heavy. Clara’s sister, Emily, is arrested for the murder of Griffin, their neighbour and Clara’s lifelong crush. There are also sexual assault scenes/ themes throughout the story, scenes are fairly detailed. So trigger warning for people. This is a really heavy and emotional book, but, I highly recommend it to everyone!

I adored most of the characters in this book. Clara and Aniston were definitely my favourites. I wasn’t sure about Aniston to begin with, she’s perky, full on and researching why Emily killed Griffin. I loved watching their friendship develop. I was also happy to see Clara’s personal growth throughout the book.

I would have loved to learnt more about Emily and Griffin, they are such intriguing characters! To begin with, I adored Emily, even though she was arrested for murder. However, as the layers of the story are peeled back it is truly terrifying to realise how you can know someone well, but not really know them at all. That is all I am going to say because I don’t want to give anything away!

I would like to thank NetGalley and the Publisher for sending me a copy of this book. This has in no way affected my views or opinions of the book or the content of my review

About The Author

Deanna Cameron has been writing on Wattpad since she was sixteen using the pseudonym LyssFrom1996. In 2015, she posted her novel, What Happened That Night, on the platform, which has gone on to be published in France and is forthcoming in North America. Deanna spends the early hours of the morning writing and currently resides in Western New York, where she attends university.

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