The Night She Disappeared pdf book is a thriller novel by Lisa Jewell. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone comes another riveting work of psychological suspense about a beautiful young couple’s disappearance on a gorgeous summer night, and the mother who will never give up trying to find them.
The Night She Disappeared Summary
On a beautiful summer night in a charming English suburb, a young woman and her boyfriend disappear after partying at the massive country estate of a new college friend.
One year later, a writer moves into a cottage on the edge of the woods that border the same estate. Known locally as the Dark Place, the dense forest is the writer’s favorite area for long walks and it’s on one such walk that she stumbles upon a mysterious note that simply reads, “DIG HERE.”
Could this be a clue towards what has happened to the missing young couple? And what exactly is buried in this haunted ground?
With her signature “rich, dark, and intricately twisted” (Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author) prose, Lisa Jewell has crafted a dazzling work of suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final page.
About Lisa Jewell Author of The Night She Disappeared pdf Book
Lisa Jewell Author of The Night She Disappeared pdf book was born in London in 1968. Her first novel, Ralph’s Party, was the best- selling debut novel of 1999. Since then she has written another twenty novels, most recently a number of dark psychological thrillers, including The Girls, Then She Was Gone, The Family Upstairs and The Night She Disappeared.
Lisa is a New York Times and Sunday Times number one bestselling author who has been published worldwide in over twenty-five languages. She lives in north London with her husband, two teenage daughters and the best dog in the world.
The Night She Disappeared pdf, Paperback, Hardcover
- Publisher : Atria Books (September 7, 2021)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 416 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1982137363
- ISBN-13 : 978-1982137366
- Item Weight : 1.26 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 1.3 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #21,903 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #347 in Domestic Thrillers (Books)
- #1,366 in Psychological Thrillers (Books)
- #1,502 in Women’s Domestic Life Fiction
- Customer Reviews: 4.4 out of 5 stars 32,878 ratings
5.0 out of 5 stars Must counter the negative reviews!
Reviewed in the United States on December 4, 2021
This is my fifth Lisa Jewell, and may become the most memorable. What rich characters! I heartily disagree with “so.very.slow” as I read this in three great gulps — something that, unfortunately, doesn’t happen for me a lot anymore. This book was a rich tapestry, skillfully woven, with the timelines done properly (I’ve read too many who give you whiplash); instead, it’s here perfectly clear.
A mystery is introduced early that piques one’s interest — a lovely hook, deeply set — while the array of distinctive characters are introduced. They are well-drawn and so real, so human. I came to know them — Jewell is brilliant with deep character description and exploration — and none were simple or flat. I have a strong feeling that one in particular will haunt my memories for a long time.
And to the over-50 who said “oh, this is a book for 20-year-olds” — Just. No. If you like hooky suspense with complex characters burdened by their flaws, their conflicting goals, their earnest dreams . . . not “dislikeable” characters, but very interesting and intriguing human ones, you’ll want to read this book.
3.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for a young adult, for my age of 50’s not so much
Reviewed in the United States on October 14, 2021
I liked it , didn’t love it .Would I recommend it, yes but to a younger generation of readers .I feel like if you are in your teens ,early 20’s this book would be much more relatable and understood .I’m in my 50’s so it wasn’t a “Wow” for me personally. I like this author but some of her books are a love or just like for me. This one was just a like .I definitely think a younger audience would appreciate these confused teen characters with all their struggles , it would be much more relevant to a say 16 to 25 year old reader, just my humble opinion. This book is basically all about teenagers and their issues, some are very “mean girl ish ” some are very substantial concerns. Crimes are committed, murders happen and thanks to not the police force but a mystery novelist we get to the bottom of what has happened. I did really like the ending because well without spoilers some characters were spared while others very sadly were not .Again I enjoy this author but I just think I’m a few decades too old for the angst for this read .
1.0 out of 5 stars SO. VERY. SLOW.
Reviewed in the United States on October 8, 2021
It was an absolute chore- and a bore- to get through this book. And then add to that, it was impossible to like or care about any of the shallow characters (even the baby was a hateful brat!), especially as the book dragged on and on for far too long. Plus, the book meandered back and forth between years in a clunky and confusing manner, which was extremely annoying, and broke any type of ‘flow’ in the storytelling. At the end, the author mentions that this book was written during the COVID “lockdown”, so perhaps that had something to do with the disappointing result???
5.0 out of 5 stars So many little details to love
Reviewed in the United States on July 23, 2021
The great thing about a Lisa Jewell novel is the intricate details that she includes, details that briefly come up somewhere in the book and mean so much more than you realise at the time. The details of characters and the details of settings and events. This book is so reliant on those details and that’s what I loved about it so much.
Another thing that Lisa Jewell has always done well is to keep up with changes in trends and changes in technology. So many authors shy away from this but when you read a novel from this author you can be sure that popular trends and technology will features. This is a great because when you go back and read them years later, there is a sense of nostalgia fro the time the book was set. I loved the fact that Instagram and travel vlogging features so widely in this book. I felt like I could relate to the characters in the book more because of that.
As always with a Lisa Jewell novel, we get fed details slowly but surely throughout the book. There are multiple time lines through a variety of narratives but all come down to one thing, the night she disappeared. I just loved the fact that we get details from one perspective and then we switch to another perspective meaning that we have to wait until we’re back with that character/timeline before we can see the impact of what has just happened.
Tallulah and Kim are interesting characters. Even though Kim plays such a vital role in the book, she is Tallulah’s Mum after all, we don’t get told a lot of details about her. We learn of her as a mum and a grandma and we know that she has had this awful thing happen to her but that is about it when it comes to details about her. We are fed a lot more information about Tallulah but as usual this information is revealed slowly but surely. I love the fact that we have queer representation in this novel and I liked the part that views on people’s sexuality plays an important part of the plot in this case.
I listened to this book on audiobook and the narrator did a great job. You do have to be paying close attention when listening, however, to make sure that you haven’t missed a change in timeline or narrative. I would say that if you can read this book as an ebook or a physical book, that would be the better choice. I adored the fact that this book was structured into multiple parts and there are reveals towards the end of each part meaning you’re compelled to keep reading and find out what the next part has in store.
I loved the structure, I loved the detailing and I loved the intense pressure of the storyline in the latest Lisa Jewell novel. The Night She Disappeared will have you questioning what you know and turning the pages to find the answers that you need.
5.0 out of 5 stars Slow cooker becomes a pot-boiler
Reviewed in the United States on June 8, 2022
This novel took a while to get cooking but once it did, became a real page-turner.
Initially I was underwhelmed by the leisurely pace and the constant use of present tense (one of my pet peeves for a long work, although this author handles it better than most).
But the characters are extremely well-drawn and believable and the location, a scenic English village, vivid.
I’m not a fan of spoilers so won’t say much about the key relationship triangle in this book, amongst a young mother named Tallulah, her clingy boyfriend, Zach, and Tallulah’s new BFF, Scarlett. The disappearance hinges around these three during a night out at a local pub and it becomes absolutely engrossing.
Not so much the secondary story around Sophie, a novelist transplanted from London, whose book becomes key to providing a clue to the disappearance, a device I actually found just a bit soft. Or the secondary mystery around Scarlett.
But the main plot is a grabber.
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