Night Shifts Black
By Alyson Santos
Night Shifts Black (Book 1)
Released: March 20, 2016
His name is Luke. But nobody knows that. He was an iconic musician before he gave up music. But nobody knows that either. They also don’t know he’s twenty-seven, that he used to have an infectious laugh, and that he’s way too young to be widowed. They certainly don’t know the rest of his tragic story. All they know is that he comes into their café at the same time every morning and stares at the same chair at the same table. They know he’s strange. They know he interrupts their breakfast with a cold blast of air as he hovers in the doorway, mustering the courage to confront a piece of furniture.
No one asks why. No one cares. He’s fine with that. He’s done with life. This isn’t even his story anymore. It’s actually Callie’s, the young writer who sat in his chair one day.
** This novel is a work of fiction and intended for mature readers. Events and persons depicted are of a fictional nature and use language, make choices, and face situations inappropriate for younger readers. Please note this book also addresses the issues of depression and suicide in a compassionate, realistic manner. This book can be read as a standalone, but the story continues in Tracing Holland.
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This is a completely underrated book and NEEDS to be read more. Why is Alyson Santos name not everywhere?!!?! She has this amazing insight into the depressed mind that makes me wonder which side of depression she was on before. Luke will haunt you. Callie will touch your heart with her caring ways and strong-will. Casey will show you the true meaning of friendship. This isn’t a normal love story but it’s definitely about love!
This quote from Luke: “You have to stop thinking that the gap that separates us is because of a shortcoming on your part. Did you ever think that it might be on ours?” is completely amazing!! There was so much about this book that was intense and sad. If you’ve read other reviews than you know it’s about depression and suicide but it’s also about the struggle of leaving depression behind and moving on with life. This isn’t just a book on a depressed soul but also one that focuses on how depression affects everyone not just the depressed one.
This quote from Callie: “It seems absurd now, sitting here watching two broken souls repair themselves because of the way I formed a string of letters together.” This is exactly how I feel about books. I get completely amazed by what all the authors are able to write...the stories that come from their heads.This book had a lot of letters but it really opens up a severe mental health issue!!
I could not have loved it more!!
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.