After Dark (The Night Owl Trilogy)
In Last Light, the final installment of the Night Owl trilogy, we get a better glimpse into the relationship that is Matt and Hannah and how it is influenced by so many outside factors. These issues will be the deciding elements in just how much their relationship can bear, given the tumultuous series of events they have endured. Matt’s continued struggle with his mental health issues and Hannah’s indecisiveness over just what kind of future she sees with Matt, namely the addition of children, could very well be the types of matters they may not be able to overcome.
While the trilogy started out very strong with the first book, Night Owl, it took an angsty turn in the second book, and didn’t quite recover with the third. The book is definitely well written; however, the characters have evolved into ones that I don’t particularly like. Matt is manipulative and sometimes petulant, and Hannah lets him get away with it. The relationship has always been a bit twisted, but many times it becomes just plain toxic. Diehard fans of the series will definitely be pleased with the outcome, but I was left a bit disappointed.
St. Martin’s Griffin