Book Review #74: The Longest Night

Author: Andria Williams

Genre: General Fiction (Adult)

Language: English

Publisher: Random House publishing

Date of publication: January 12, 2016

No. of pages: 341


Based on a true story of the only fatal nuclear accident that has ever happened in America, The Longest Night is a fictional account exploring the story of Nat Collier, army wife of Paul who got relocated with their two girls to the remote military town called Idaho Falls where Paul was given the responsibility of overseeing the installment of the country’s first nuclear reactor.


This has been a long overdue review, but I am glad that I was finally able to finish it. The book can be described in one word as intriguing. The complexities of relationships and marriage and the emotions that are involved in life has been beautifully dealt with. The characters have been given full freedom to develop. They plays beautifully with the main plot and enriches the fictional account with apt amount of humane feelings. The main plot has been based on a compelling story and because of this reason the whole book has a depth which a reader will enjoy reading.

The title of the book is definitely apt and reflects the haranguing night of the disaster that I doubt many people are even remotely familiar with. The cover image reflects a simplicity and subtlety that highlights the main plot.

My opinion: The book is definitely a worthy read.

My rating: 4.5 out of 5


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