Survive the Night: A Novel

Survive the Night: A Novel

by Riley Sager

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The premise is simple: two people drive from New Jersey to Ohio. We'll stop there. Instead, we'll give you, dear reader, the keys to this journey. Wear your seatbelt, as there will be many turns — and none taken slowly. Also, we hope you like music. There's a song we'd like you to hear. (*Pops a cassette into tape deck* … *locks doors* … *accelerates*.) Hang on!

It’s November 1991. George H. W. Bush is in the White House, Nirvana's in the tape deck, and movie-obsessed college student Charlie Jordan is in a car with a man who might be a serial killer.

Josh Baxter, the man behind the wheel, is a virtual stranger to Charlie. They met at the campus ride board, each looking to share the long drive home to Ohio. Both have good reasons for wanting to get away. For Charlie, it’s guilt and grief over the murder of her best friend, who became the third victim of the man known as the Campus Killer. For Josh, it’s to help care for his sick father. Or so he says. Like the Hitchcock heroine she’s named after, Charlie has her doubts. There’s something suspicious about Josh, from the holes in his story about his father to how he doesn’t seem to want Charlie to see inside the car’s trunk. As they travel an empty highway in the dead of night, an increasingly worried Charlie begins to think she’s sharing a car with the Campus Killer. Is Josh truly dangerous? Or is Charlie’s suspicion merely a figment of her movie-fueled imagination?
 
What follows is a game of cat and mouse played out on night-shrouded roads and in neon-lit parking lots, during an age when the only call for help can be made on a pay phone and in a place where there's nowhere to run. In order to win, Charlie must do one thing—survive the night.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780593183168
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/29/2021
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 28,684
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.84(d)

About the Author

Survive the Night is the fifth thriller from Riley Sager, the pseudonym of an author who lives in Princeton, New Jersey. Riley’s first novel, Final Girls, was a national and international bestseller that has been published in more than two dozen countries and won the ITW Thriller Award for Best Hardcover Novel. Sager’s subsequent novels The Last Time I Lied, Lock Every Door, and Home Before Dark, which received the Crimson Scribe Award by Suspense Magazine, were New York Times bestsellers.

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