Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The Night Before by Wendy Walker

A murder that followed Laura from her youth, a breakup via a text message, and a blind date.

All of these things and more had Laura having a difficult time coping and made her decide to move home to live with her sister and her brother-in-law.

After a few months, Laura decided it was time to date again so she joined a dating site, went on a date, and never returned home.

THE NIGHT BEFORE is told in alternating chapters of before and after in Laura's life.  The before tells of the horrible incident that happened in her youth.  The present tells of her blind date and things that happened before the date that Laura never told her sister.

We also meet Rosie, Laura's sister, as Rosie relives the incident from Laura's youth and still wonders what really happened back then.  And we follow Rosie as she tries to figure out where Laura could be and hoping for the best.

THE NIGHT BEFORE pulls you along and into the story line because of all of the what if's and the question of who is really the one orchestrating all this drama.

THE NIGHT BEFORE was a difficult-to-put down, well-carried out psychological suspense that will have you guessing but not guessing correctly.

If you enjoy characters that you won't be able to figure out, secrets kept, and a shocking ending, THE NIGHT BEFORE needs to be in your to-be-read stack. 4/5

This book was given to me as an ARC by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Thank you for the review. I like alternating time lines, alternating characters so this is for me.

    1. Enjoy when you read it, Mystica.

      Thanks for commenting.

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    1. It was pretty good.

      Thanks for commenting, Judy.

  3. I can't wait to read this one. Great review.

    1. Thank you, Laurel, about my review.

      I think you will really enjoy it.

      Thanks for commenting - glad to see you online.

  4. I have this one waiting for me on my Kindle and can't wait to start reading it. Great review!

    1. Thanks, Cheryl.

      Enjoy when you read it, and thanks for commenting.