Reviewed By Kathryn Bennett for Readers’ Favorite
The Clock Strikes Midnight by Joan C. Curtis introduces us to Janie Knox who wants nothing more than to live her life in Savannah, Georgia, without any drama. She never wants to go back to where she was born and raised – Atlanta. She left that place at the age of 17 when her step dad went to jail for killing her mom. When she is told she has only three months left to live, however, she goes home because she is going to kill her step dad. Tick tock goes the clock and Janie and her sister end up in a situation against their step dad they never thought would happen.
This was a very intense read for me. I could not imagine being Janie. I have had a step dad and step mom and I have no idea what I would do if either of them had harmed my parent. I might react in the same way Janie does and want some revenge. I might not, but this story truly ticks all the right boxes that you want to see in a novel.
There are some big family secrets and surprising twists. Joan C. Curtis has put a lot of love and effort into this book and it shows in the way the story comes to life before your eyes. If you love a good mystery and a tale that is far more then just vengeance, you will enjoy this story. I would recommend it to all mystery lovers.