Ten After Closing | Jessica Bayliss

I would have sworn it was a lifetime ago that these men intruded on my mundane haven, but the clock tells me it hasn’t been fifteen minutes.

Genre: Young Adult Thriller.
Number of Pages: 288.
Perspective: Alternating First/Third.
Ten After Closing follows teenagers Winny and Scott during an armed robbery gone wrong at a family-owned cafe. For a complete summary, you can go here.
This book is told in a present timeline starting from the stick-up, alternating between Winny and Scott’s first-person perspectives. AND it also works backward from the event in their third-person perspectives. It is an interesting format. I did enjoy the way it was set-up, but it did take me awhile to get into the groove of all the different timelines and perspectives. 

I don’t feel like there are too many thrillers like this meant for teens. It has the action of an adult thriller, but the backstories that connect with high school students. I love how it all tied together. It is a pretty fast read because it is filled with a lot of dialogue and action (rather than all the “fluff” that some novels have). I’d be very curious to see if she has a sequel. I still had some unanswered questions at the end, so I think she left it open for another book. 

I recommend this book for lovers of “heist gone wrong” stories. Even though this is technically a young adult story, I think adults will love it too. If you are interested in buying the book, you can buy it here. After you have read it, leave a comment and let me know what you think! 

I dig in my brain for the steps, and find they’re there waiting for me. I can do this. ”
5/5 Stars

*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*

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