The Night She Disappeared
By Lisa Jewel
Atria Books, 9781982137366, September 2021, 416pp.
The Short of It:
Jewel does it again. I love her books and every time I picked this one up I was immensely happy to do so.
The Rest of It:
Tallulah and Zach are young parents. Only nineteen with their entire lives ahead of them, but they are both trying to do right by their young son so they live with Tallulah’s mom. While Zach works to create a nest egg for them, Tallulah attends her college courses hoping to one day be a social worker but the lure of someone from her past, the unpredictable Scarlett, surrounded by her wealth and her crowd of followers is too much for Tallulah. She finds herself fascinated by Scarlett and then one day, when Zach and Tallulah head to Scarlett’s place after some drinks at the pub, something goes terribly wrong and the two disappear.
This was a great, suspenseful read. The story of Tallulah and Zach’s disappearance keeps you guessing. Scarlett’s backstory and the other people involved, including a young couple living on the school grounds who take an interest in the case, given that one of them writes detective stories for a living, really added to the complexity of the story.
Recommend. It’s not high lit fiction but it was good, and juicy and and I enjoyed it a lot.
Source: Copy won in a Goodreads Giveaway.
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