Perfectly-timed and socially-relevant, What Happened That Night by Sandra Block is a page-turning thriller that will satisfy readers of Lisa Scottaline and Jessica Knoll. This story is an emotional and twisting ride that follows Dahlia and her new friend James on a journey of payback and justice for an unquestionably terrible act of violence.

Dahlia is a student at Harvard when she is drugged and brutally raped by a string of attackers during a night out partying with her best friend. Five years later in what seems like a surprising twist of circumstances, someone leaks the video of the assault on-line, and Dahlia discovers what really happened on that awful night, getting a shocking look at her attackers and what they did to her. Horrified, her initial reaction is to be destroyed all over again, but now that she has the knowledge of the truth, she can’t help but want to make her attackers pay. When her new friend James suggests that she take revenge on her attackers, and he volunteers to help, it doesn’t take her long to warm to the idea.

Together, Dahlia and James set out on a path to destroy the men who attacked Dahlia while also dealing with personal truths that each of them carry. Their emotional struggles unite them in a way that drives their passion for justice as they walk a very fine line between seeking revenge and doing what is right when it comes to Dahlia’s unpunished attackers. Readers are lead on a riveting journey that is superbly compelling, but that also calls us to take a closer look at the societal truths of our time.

Poignant and at times frightening, Dahlia’s story is notably significant for this generation. If readers haven’t discovered Sandra Block, the time to do so is now. Startling and emotionally-satisfying, What Happened That Night will keep readers up way past midnight. A must-read for lovers of suspense.

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Sandra A. Block graduated from college at Harvard, then returned to her native land of Buffalo, New York, for medical training and never left. She is a practicing neurologist and proud Sabres fan, and lives at home with her husband, two children, and impetuous yellow lab Delilah. She has been published in both medical and poetry journals. She is the author the Zoe Goldman series of books, Little Black Lies, The Girl Without A Name, and The Secret Room. Her newest book, What Happened That Night, is coming out in June 2018.

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