The Midnight Man – Caroline Mitchell


If you open your door to the Midnight Man, hide with a candle wherever you can. Try not to scream as he draws near, because one of you won’t be leaving here…

On Halloween night in Slayton, five girls go to Blackhall Manor to play the Midnight Game. They write their names on a piece of paper and prick their fingers to soak it in blood. At exactly midnight they knock on the door twenty-two times – they have invited the Midnight Man in. 

It was supposed to be a game, but only four girls come home. 

Detective Sarah Noble has just returned to the force, and no one knows more about Blackhall Manor than her. It’s a case that will take Sarah back to everything she’s been running from, and shake her to the core.

Will she be ready to meet the Midnight Man?


I have mixed feelings after finishing this one. I typically enjoy a clean and tidy ending to a story and this one ended with too many unanswered questions for me.

I was really enjoying the story until about half way when my interest seemed to dip and never really came back for me.

There were elements of the story that annoyed me and Elliot influence in particular I wasn’t a fan of.

I didn’t feel a fantastic connection to the main character and the way she dealt with certain situations.

I had hoped for more given the premise behind the book and the set-up etc.

Didn’t blow me away unfortunately. 3/5.


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