Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Night She Disappeared by April Henry

Title: The Night she Disappeared

Author: April Henry

Published: Henry Holt and Co, March 2012

Pages: 240

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Summary: Gabie drives a Mini Cooper. She also works part time as a delivery girl at Pete’s Pizza. One night, Kayla—another delivery girl—goes missing. To her horror, Gabie learns that the supposed kidnapper had asked if the girl in the Mini Cooper was working that night. Gabie can’t move beyond the fact that Kayla’s fate was really meant for her, and she becomes obsessed with finding Kayla. She teams up with Drew, who also works at Pete’s. Together, they set out to prove that Kayla isn’t dead—and to find her before she is.  (Taken from Goodreads)

Thoughts: I started reading The Night she Disappeared one night and just thought I would read one chapter before going to bed.  I ended up getting hooked and reading a lot more than that first chapter.

The Night she Disappeared is filled with lots of little tidbits such as police reports, newspaper clippings and all sorts of other fun things that allow you to follow the mystery along from multiple angles.  You also get the story from multiple perspectives which is really enjoyable as well.

I liked the main characters Gabie and Drew.  They were both really interesting and had issues of their own.  I did however feel their relationship was a little odd.  I still rooted for them as a couple though.

As far as this book goes, I feel like it had a more-ish quality where I would read a chapter and I would want to read the next one because I just had to know what was going to happen next.  Then there was the revelation, I felt this one was quite good but it was also different because you’re presented with a lot of information throughout the book.

Overall, I would say that The Night she Disappeared is a brilliant story and fans of the mystery genre will not be disappointed!

Source: NetGalley

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