Below is my honest, unbiased review of The Other Other Side of Midnight by Simone St. James.
The Other Other Side of Midnight by Simone St. James is a work of historical fiction set in London, England in 1925. This novel also falls into the mystery genre as well and offers a romance (plays a small part in the novel). I love that The Other Other Side of Midnight incorporates my two favorite genres - historical fiction and mystery, which made for a fun read.
Simone St. James's writing is good. I liked the major characters, plot development, and how the plot unfolds throughout this novel. I did find that the storyline was a bit slow in some parts though, but overall the storyline is engaging for the most part.
The murderer was a complete surprise that I didn't see coming, which I guess is a good thing in a way... However, I felt the murderer's backstory and why he/she did it wasn't developed as much as I would have liked it to have been.Below is the summary for The Other Other Side of Midnight by Simone St. James from Goodreads:
London, 1925. Glamorous medium Gloria Sutter made her fortune helping the bereaved contact loved ones killed during the Great War. Now she's been murdered at one of her own séances, after leaving a message requesting the help of her former friend and sole rival, Ellie Winter.
Ellie doesn't contact the dead—at least, not anymore. She specializes in miraculously finding lost items. Still, she can't refuse the final request of the only other true psychic she has known. Now Ellie must delve into Gloria's secrets and plunge back into the world of hucksters, lowlifes, and fakes. Worse, she cannot shake the attentions of handsome James Hawley, a damaged war veteran who has dedicated himself to debunking psychics.
As Ellie and James uncover the sinister mysteries of Gloria's life and death, Ellie is tormented by nightmarish visions that herald the grisly murders of those in Gloria's circle. And as Ellie’s uneasy partnership with James turns dangerously intimate, an insidious evil force begins to undermine their quest for clues, a force determined to bury the truth, and whoever seeks to expose it...
I'm giving The Other Other Side of Midnight by Simone St. James a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5 stars.
Until my next post, happy reading!