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The night before A Novel

by Walker, Wendy, 1967-

Format: Kindle Book 2019 2019
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Summary
"The night before...and the nightmare after. "Ferociously smart." --AJ Finn "Riveting." --Riley Sager "Addictive." --Liv Constantine "Wonderfully tense." --Aimee Molloy "Irresistible." --Mary Kubica "Impossible to put down." --Megan Miranda Rosie and Laura are as different as two sisters can be. One is stable and has the perfect family. The other struggles to break free from her troubled past. When Laura disappears after going on a blind date, Rosie takes matters into her own hands. But as Rosie begins to search for her sister, her greatest fears come to the surface. Could Laura be more of a danger than the stranger she meets, or is the night before her last night alive? Told in dual timelines--the night before and the day after--The Night Before is a riveting thriller about family loyalty, obsession, and what happens when the desire for love spins out of control" --
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "After a devastating breakup, Laura Lochner retreats to her Branston, Connecticut, hometown, hoping to reconnect with her sister, Rosie, and their childhood friends Joe (now Rosie's husband) and Gabe. She has a good feeling about Jonathan Fields, her latest online match, too. But when Laura doesn't come home from her date with Jonathan, Rosie suspects something terrible has happened. As the clock ticks on Laura's disappearance, Rosie appeals to the dating site's female members and learns that nothing about Jonathan Fields is as it seems. Suddenly, her fears turn from concern about Laura's safety to worry about Laura's reaction to Fields' lies. In high school, Laura was found standing over her two-timing boyfriend's battered body but was eventually cleared of wrongdoing. Still, Rosie has always wondered if Laura's legendary rage claimed a victim all those years ago. Is Laura in danger, or has she fled after assaulting Fields? ­Skillfully manipulating tension and using breathless pacing, Walker keeps that question in the air until the final twist unmasks secrets about Laura's disappearance and the murder in her past.--Christine Tran Copyright 2019 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Financial analyst Laura Lochner, the narrator of this devilishly plotted if intermittently heavy-handed psychological thriller from Walker (Emma in the Night), has a disastrous track record with men-dating back to the murder of her first boyfriend in circumstances sufficiently murky that she fled her hometown and created a new identity for herself. A devastating recent break-up has prompted her to take a leave from her job in Manhattan and move in with her sister, Rosie, and Rosie's family in suburban Connecticut. Three weeks after the move, Laura fails to return to Rosie's house after her first date with a man she met online. When the police treat the disappearance as less than urgent, it's up to Rosie, husband Joe and their lifelong best friend, Gabe, to track her down. A frantic race against the clock ensues. While the psychoanalysis of the roots of Laura's feelings of unlovability can get tedious, Walker excels at exploiting multiple timelines and ample misdirection to maximize the suspense of her twist-filled tale. Readers will be eager to see what she comes up with next. Agent: Wendy Sherman, Wendy Sherman Assoc. Literary Management. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Subjects Sisters Fiction
Missing persons Fiction
Thriller
Suspense
Fiction
Electronic books.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :St. Martin's Publishing Group2019
2019
Edition First edition.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9781250198693
9781250198693
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