Book Review: Midnight Will Come

She can’t escape the past …

Author: Kristina Hall

Title: Midnight Will Come

Series: Kentucky Midnight, #1

She can’t escape the past …

Mellie Rivers’s job as a nurse allows her to help those the dystopian government has deemed unworthy of medical care. The threats she’s been receiving are a small price to pay. Besides, she has the help of her new neighbor—German missionary and powerlifter Friedrich Wolf.

Friedrich didn’t expect to be drawn into protecting Mellie, but now he’s getting all too close to her—and to the danger threatening her life.

When the threats turn to something more, Friedrich and Mellie face a danger neither of them could’ve imagined, and they’ll have to find a way to escape a situation that has no escape.

Because midnight has come.


5 Stars


First, I want to say suspense is not the genre I typically read. Second, I want to say…well, I don’t really know. Because wow doesn’t really suffice. It’s not a strong enough word to describe this book.

As aforementioned, suspense isn’t the genre I usually prefer. That being said, I’ve been intrigued by Midnight Will Come since I first heard of it, and when the opportunity to ARC read it presented itself, I snatched it up. I am glad I did. this is an amazing book. So much faith, action, familial ties, protectiveness, a dash of wry humor, and more. Yet it is chilling, as it illustrates the culture America could quickly head in if we aren’t vigilant.

The cast of characters was great. Mellie (I love her name) and Friedrich were lovable main characters. Jess was a fun secondary character. As an older sister, I get how annoying little sisters can be and I completely understand how protective we are of our younger siblings.

And the antagonists. Don’t get me started on the antagonists. Such odious scoundrels. Vile scumbags. Nasty villains. Admittedly, I don’t have as much training as Friedrich, but I do have some, and I’d like to use that some to give the antagonists a taste, or more, or their own medicine.

The plot was captivating and keeps you on the edge of your seat until the very last page. The setting was well-described. Mr. Smith and Mr. Wesson are great friends, and I heartily approve of Mellie being so adept at arming and protecting herself.

What I loved most about this book was the faith. I always applaud authors who are unashamed and unafraid of including the Gospel in their books, and Hall does so masterfully. The main characters endure so many trials, trials through which their humanity shows, but through it all they have faith. They may struggle, they may stumble, but they desperately cling to the One who holds them in His hand. So beautifully done. On a related side-note, the way the title was incorporated was brilliant and a little tear-jerking.

You need to read this book. It is applicable to current times and illustrates how we are never alone despite the hardships we face. It impressed me, and I’m not keen on most suspense books. If you like Christian suspense with a dash of dystopian and action, you will love Midnight Will Come.

I received an eARC of this book from the author. I was not required to leave a review and all opinions expressed are my own.


6 thoughts on “Book Review: Midnight Will Come

  1. Saraina

    EEEE YES!!!! I’m halfway through Midnight Will Come and agree with everything you said in this amazing review, Madi!! ❤ 😀 Kristina did an incredible job with this book!!!

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