The Night We Burned Book Review

The Night We Burned

By: S. F. Kosa

Sourcebooks Landmark

Psychological thriller, crime fiction

Publish date: 10 August 2021

I would first like to thank Sourcebooks for giving me this opportunity to read and review this ebook.

Good Reads Synopsis:

A new psychological thriller from suspense powerhouse S.F. Kosa featuring a decades-old secret, a mysterious cult fire, and a woman looking to outrun the ashes of her past…until they come roaring back once more.

Dora is always aware of the line between fact and fiction. As a fact checker at an online magazine, her job depends on it. And as a woman outrunning her secrets, so does her life. But when a murder crops up in her old town, one linked to a deadly fire at a cult compound twenty years prior, suddenly all of Dora’s carefully spun deceptions are at risk.

Because she’s seen a murder like this before. She knows what the police missed.
And if she doesn’t stop the story, she may be next.

As Dora follows the journalist, altering facts to hide her identity along the way, she’s thrown back into a world she tried desperately to leave behind. One of ritual and belonging, of danger and darkness. A world where two girls promised to help each other through…until it all went up in flames.

And Dora knows, she won’t be lucky enough to escape twice.


I gave this book 4 stars. I was completely drawn into the story. At first I wasn’t sure I would enjoy this book because it involves cults and I am not into those stories.

This book was fast paced and had great detail. It has a dual timeline that spans about 20 years. There are a few main characters and you get to know each one as the story goes on. The main character is a young woman who is trying to hide her past. She gets herself involved in an investigation so she can either hid the true facts or change them up. The story takes a turn about 75% and who I thought I was talking wasn’t who I thought it was in the story. It is hard to explain without spoiling the book.

I was greatly shocked and didn’t see the twist coming but as I reflect on the story there were some small hints along the way that I just missed.

If you are into this kind of story I highly recommend giving this book a read.

Published by debbierpayne

Mother of six and Grandmother of 7. I enjoy reading, sewing, cooking, and crocheting. I am an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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