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Publisher Description


A night she won’t forget…
When single mum Ivy wakes up to a complete stranger lying next to her, she knows her one-night stand hook-ups have to stop. The encounters mean nothing to Ivy, but for just a short time, they make her forget her own terrible life. 

A murder she can’t remember

But then Ivy discovers the stranger in her bed has been stabbed to death, and she is covered in his blood…except Ivy has no recollection of bringing this man home. Could she have killed him?

As she tries to piece together what happened last night, Ivy’s own past returns to haunt her. And secrets can’t stay hidden forever…


‘Wow what a ride this book was!!’ Misty, Netgalley reviewer

‘Loved it very much, fast paced and unexpected!’ K, Netgalley reviewer

‘GO GET THIS BOOK!!!! This one was a definite page turner for me. The characters were developed perfectly and the plot just got more twisted page after page!’ Cheyenne, Netgalley reviewer

‘Reminiscent of Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects, MY SISTER IS MISSING is a beautifully haunting story that dives beneath the surface and tackles tough issues, all while weaving together a compelling tale of the disappearance of a loved one and returning home to face one’s demons’ Christina Kaye, award-winning author of PRESUMED DEAD

‘A craftsman of the novel world. This book is a fine example of why reading is the perfect form of escapism. Edge of your seat thriller action’ 5* Karen, Netgalley reviewer

‘Had me on the edge of my seat’ 5* Tracy, Netgalley reviewer

‘The most gripping novel with the perfect amount of mystery and thrill…the ending is great!’ 5* Cloud of Thoughts Blog

‘A well-written, fast-paced thriller that is packed full of twists and turns, mystery and suspense. I was hooked from the very first page … Worth far more than five stars’ Nicki’s Life of Crime Blog

‘Takes a heavily used plot line and puts a fresh spin on it’ Rosemary, Netgalley reviewer

About the author

Carissa Ann Lynch is a USA Today bestselling author. She resides in Floyds Knobs, Indiana with her husband, children, and collection of books. She’s always loved to read and never considered herself a “writer” until a few years ago when she couldn’t find a book to read and decided to try writing her own story. With a background in psychology, she’s always been a little obsessed with the darker areas of the mind and social problems.

Crime & Thrillers
6 March
One More Chapter
HarperCollins Australia Pty Limited

Customer Reviews

Marns17 ,

A chilling read

The One Night Stand is one creepy, thrilling read! From the chilling quote before you even dive into the story, “We stopped looking for monsters under the bed when we realised they were inside us” – Charles Darwin, to the opening chapter which causes major goosebumps, Carissa takes you on a wild ride with twist and turns that keep you hooked and captive until the final page.

I was immediately drawn to the story after reading the blurb and I couldn’t wait to get started. Once I got going, I couldn’t stop and before I knew it, I had finished it. I was so engrossed in the story that nothing was going to tear me away from it! This is a credit to Carissa’s great storytelling and how through engaging writing, she is able to capture the readers attention and keep ahold of it until the end.

Carissa wastes no time in getting things started and kicks off the story in spectacular fashion. Single mother Ivy is woken up by her daughter Delaney who utters the most chilling words you could ever hear…”There’s a stranger in your bed”. (I am getting goosebumps all over again writing this!) From there things take a turn when Ivy can’t wake the man up and discovers he is dead! What follows is a whirlwind of events that leave you with your head spinning.

The characters in to story have been well developed and have been brought to life through the pages really well. They are not all likeable, but they are believable which is really important. Carissa has done a great job with them all and through great writing, they fit into their parts of the story with ease.

I enjoyed Carissa’s writing which makes this story flow really well. I liked how the story was structured with the chapters alternating between the “now” and “before”. There is also a subplot that takes you back to the early 90’s, which compliments the main story, especially when it is brought into the current events where it ties in really well.

All up The One Night Stand is a gripping read and is one that needs to be on your to read list for 2020. It was an absolute pleasure to read and review The One Night Stand which I recommend.

Thank you to NetGalley, One More Chapter and Carissa Ann Lynch for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The One Night Stand which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.

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