"The powerful story no one saw coming."
His name is Luke. But nobody knows that. He was an iconic musician before he gave up music. But nobody knows that either. They also don’t know he’s twenty-seven, that he used to have an infectious laugh, and that he’s way too young to be widowed. They certainly don’t know the rest of his tragic story. All they know is that he comes into their café at the same time every morning and stares at the same chair at the same table. They know he’s strange. They know he interrupts their breakfast with a cold blast of air as he hovers in the doorway, mustering the courage to confront a piece of furniture.
No one asks why. No one cares. He’s fine with that. He’s done with life. This isn’t even his story anymore. It’s actually Callie’s, the young writer who sat in his chair one day.
"Man... This duet is something pretty special. Not your typical burned out rocker romance at all. So good." - Jay Crownover, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
"This book was beautiful, a true page-turner. It was hard to put down because I just wanted to stay immersed in the world. This truly is one of the best books I've read in a long while and I'm actually upset that this author doesn't have any others for me to read. I'll be anxiously awaiting the next one."
- Jessica McKelden Cave VINE™ VOICE
"After reading the sample, we were hooked. We dropped our TBR and forgot the world existed until we read the very last page of this story... This book is not a love story in a classical sense. It's more. It's an ode to humanity. It's a song to all the broken people. It's a warm healing balm to the souls of the families and friends who lived through this kind of anguish. It's a love letter to all the humans who sometimes need a Callie in their lives."
- Schmexy Girl Book Blog
"This is a well written, realistic book, one that touched me so deeply it is still running through my head as struggle to find the words to compel readers to give this book a try."
- Denise – Shh Mom’s Reading™
"We crave good rock star romances, in particular the ones that give us that ‘rock star feel’ , the ones that make us believe we’ve been allowed a backstage pass to peak behind the scenes of the rock star lifestyle. On that note, as far as the rock star feel of this story went, Alyson Santos absolutely delivered." - TotallyBooked Blog
"Night Shifts Black is truly the kind of book that moves you as read. It's an amazing story about pain, healing, the power of friendship and the power of love... Santos is a must-read author." - RT Book Reviews
"Night Shifts Black was brilliant in every sense. I was blown away by the songs, characters, and the creation of lyrics and music through the inspiration of what seemed to be real life, real people, and real events. Every element was craftily stitched together by Author Alyson Santos. Impressive, is not a strong enough word to do this book justice. It is definitely a must read."
- Author Julie Solano
"Night Shifts Black is easily one of the most powerful books I've ever read on depression and toxic relationships. It was heartbreaking and hopeful all at once. Alyson Santos has written a deeply moving, painfully honest, and absolutely beautiful story of love, loss, survival, and healing. This book deserves more than five stars. Read it and you’ll see why I loved this book so deeply. It will stay with me forever."
- Author Tracy Justice
"I loved every word...every page! These characters will stay in my head and heart for a long time. I appreciate that Alyson Santos wrote about a subject that a lot of people would rather avoid."
- Eli Peters - Page Turning Addiction
"Night Shifts Black doesn't sugar coat it or make anything magically ok because of some outrageous reason. This book is real and it is honest. I loved every character in this book. Even the chair."