The Other Side of Midnight is a fun, fast-paced historical fiction mystery. The book, written by award-winning author Simone St. James, has a fascinating premise that will instantly draw readers in. Set in 1925 London, kind and genial Ellie finds herself drawn into solving the mysterious death of her once friend Gloria. As Ellie journeys into Gloria’s questionable world, mysteries are unraveled and secrets revealed. With so many twists and turns, plus impeccable pacing, readers will find it impossible to put this murder mystery down. St. James deftly explores spiritualism and the role of psychics in post-World War I England, providing a riveting backdrop for the book’s plot. The Other Side of Midnight is a great read, full of action, intrigue and a charming love interest. I not only recommend this book, but am excited to discover and read other works by Simone St. James.
Review of Advance Reader Copy
This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by New American Library
Profanity/Language: 37 religious exclamations, 25 mild obscenities, 3 religious profanities, 3 derogatory names, 1 scatological word, 1 anatomical term.
Violence/Gore: Multiple secondhand reports of violence involving World War I flashbacks; a few brief incidents of blood and gore describing a murder scene.
Sex/Nudity: Several incidents of kissing; two mentions of a half nude painting with no details; a few sexual references including references to homosexuality and abortion; a brief scene of touching and caressing; a few implied or reported incidents of sexual activity.
Mature Subject Matter:
Death of family members, drug and alcohol addiction, war, mention of suspected suicide, brief references to homosexuality and abortion, psychics/spiritualism.
Alcohol / Drug Use:
Characters drink and smoke; a character is described as having a drug addiction.