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The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell, book review

I love it when I find a book I can really digest and enjoy from beginning to end, and The Night She Disappeared is one of those books.

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Product Details

  • Price£14.99£13.94
  • PublisherCornerstone
  • Publish Date22 July 2021
  • Language English
  • Type Hardback
  • EAN/UPC9781529125771

The Night She Disappeared

2017: 19-year-old Tallulah is going out on a date, leaving her baby with her mother, Kim.

Kim watches her daughter leave, and, as late evening turns into night, which turns into early morning, she waits for her return. And waits.

The next morning, Kim phones Tallulah’s friends, who tell her that Tallulah was last seen heading to a party at a house in the nearby woods called Dark Place. 

She never returns.

2019: Sophie is walking in the woods near the boarding school where her boyfriend has just started work as a head teacher when she sees a note fixed to a tree. 


A cold case, an abandoned mansion, family trauma and dark secrets lie at the heart of Lisa Jewell’s remarkable new novel.

The Night She Disappeared on Audible

I listened to the book on Audible and I thought the narrator, Joanne Froggatt, did an amazing job. She captured all the characters really well, from the posh teens to the regular families.

My Review

I like a good thriller from a good writer and despite their being mixed results on the reviews I’ve read, I think it was a satisfying read. I was captivated from the beginning and never lost interest.

The difficult part was keeping track of the dates as the story bounces around a bit. Each chapter you are given a date and after a while, when you get to know the character’s better, you can work out where, in time, you are.

The young couple go missing and it’s really not like the young Mother Tallulah so her Mum, Kim is really worried, and left holding the baby.

A year later and a new habitant at a cottage, near where the teens went missing, finds a clue to what may have happened to them. It’s just a small clue, but it leads to bigger things.

Parts of the story were a little far fetched, but it didn’t really matter, it’s fiction after all!

I think I might just delve into a little more of Lisa Jewell’s novels.

the night she disappeared book cover
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