The Other Side of Night by Adam Hamdy

Unusually for me, I’m not going to say much about the plot of The Other Side of Night as it is best to read it with no preconceptions. Having read and enjoyed Black 13, I did not even read the blurb for this one as I was expecting something similar. I was very wrong. It is one of the most unusual books I have read, and uses a mix of genres that make it difficult to categorise, but it is well written and thought provoking.

It is told from several points of view, but the constant hinting at some great mystery about to be revealed got a bit wearing after a while. The final reveal when it came was not at all what I was expecting, and I struggled to make sense of it all. The characters were believable but not necessarily very likeable. The cover art is striking, though I know you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. Thanks to Pan Macmillan and NetGalley for a digital copy to review.