Review: The Other Side of Night by Adam Hamdy

Author: Adam Hamdy
Publisher: Atria Books
Released: October 11, 2022
Received: Own (Aardvark Books)

3 1/2 kitties

Book Summary:

Harriet Kealty has recently had a lot of time on her hands. After an incident gone wrong, she’s lost her job as a police officer, even though she believes she did nothing wrong. The evidence isn’t there to back her up.

Wandering through a secondhand bookstore, she finds a novel with a handwritten note begging for help. This starts her on a trail, leading her right to David Asha, now deceased, which in turn brings her to Ben Elmys…her ex-boyfriend. It’s just as awkward as it sounds.

My Review:

First, let’s talk about that cover! The Other Side of Night‘s cover is stunning, if I may say so. As for everything inside? It’s worth the read! Especially if you love your mysteries with a heaping dose of science fiction.

What do you get when you combine science fiction with a murder investigation? As it turns out, you get The Other Side of Night. I’m resisting the urge to specify what kind of science fiction novel this is because I’m worried that it will spoil the twist.

There are a lot of interesting and different elements in this novel. It takes a while before it all starts to connect and make sense. More accurately, it takes the big reveal at the end for us to have that “aha!” moment.

Not sure how I feel about this one overall. It had a different take, but there are also bits I didn’t love, including how the characters sometimes treat each other. It’s a bit…much. Still, I have no regrets about spending time reading it, and I can see many other readers enjoying it.


  • Science Fiction
  • Time Travel
  • Speculative Fiction
  • Mystery/Thriller

Trigger Warnings:

  • Cancer
  • Family Death
  • Stalking

Quirky Cat’s Fat Stacks | Quirky Cat’s Comics | The Book Review Crew | Monkeys Fighting Robots | Storygraph | Bookhype | Bookstagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Reedsy


About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
This entry was posted in Aardvark Books, Fiction, Science Fiction and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s