The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell

If you haven’t read a Lisa Jewell novel, then stop reading this right away and go pick one up. You really can’t go wrong with her writing!

Thank you Atria books for my gifted copy in exchange for my honest review.

Synopsis: 2017: 19 year old Tallulah is going out on a date, leaving her baby with her mother, Kim. Kim watches her daughter leave and, as late evening turns into night, which turns into early morning, she waits for her return. And waits. The next morning, Kim phones Tallulah’s friends who tell her that Tallulah was last seen heading to a party at a house in the nearby woods called Dark Place. She never returns. 2019: Sophie is walking in the woods near the boarding school where her boyfriend has just started work as a head-teacher when she sees a note fixed to a tree. ‘DIG HERE’ . . .

An abandoned mansion AND a cold case? Sign me up! This was a whirlwind of a novel – a little slow in the middle of the novel, but packed a punch in the end. She does the two timelines really well which is saying something from a person who isn’t a huge fan of alternating timelines and perspectives. This is the perfect book to pick up on a chilly fall evening this season.

4/5 Stars

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