You are anticipating the best steak dinner you have ever had. Your mouth is watering picturing your first bite. Then, the server puts a large cheeseburger in front of you with an explanation of how the restaurant is out of steak. Sure, the burger looks juicy—but it is no steak.
The Night Shift is the burger in this scenario. I was expecting a time travelling thriller. But I received a slice-of-life character study. If you enjoy reading that type of book, you will probably disagree with my rating. As a thriller, however, The Night Shift is too slow-paced so I give it 3 disenchanted stars.
Thanks to Park Row Books and NetGalley for a digital review copy of the book.