The Night She Disappeared


I have read several Lisa Jewell novels and this is an author I follow more and more.  Her writing is clever, well plotted and original in every sense.

In 2017, Tallulah and Zac live with Tallulah’s mum, Kim, and head out for a ‘date night’ leaving Kim to look after their baby. Kim receives a message at 11pm telling her the two of them are heading to a friend’s house for a party.

Neither Tallulah nor Zac return and Kim begins the search for her daughter who she knows would never abandon her baby boy. It leads her to a house called Dark Place which is owned by the Jacques family and their daughter Scarlett knew Tallulah from the college they both attend.

In 2018 a new head teacher arrives at the public school which backs onto the same woods as Dark Place. His girlfriend sees a sign in the woods saying ‘Dig Here’ and she finds a ring. Sophie is a detective fiction novelist.

There are so many aspects to the story and it is cunning, tense and, as always, an excellent ending.

Thank you to NetGalley, Random House UK, Cornerstone and Lisa Jewell for my ARC of The Night She Disappeared in return for my honest review.

Super read and highly recommended.

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