Wednesday, September 1, 2021

The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell

Where could Tallulah and Zach have gone after they left a party at the mansion called Dark Place?

Tallulah had a baby, and her mother, Kim, knew she would never leave him.

Kim checked with friends, and they had stories that didn’t match up about when and where Tallulah was and where she left the group.

After waiting twenty-four hours, Kim called the police and the search began.

Tallulah and Zach were never found, but as the book moves forward in time, we meet Sophie who moved into a house close to Dark House. 

On the property where Sophie and her boyfriend are staying, she finds a sign that says:  DIG HERE.  Being curious about what that means, Sophie walks in the woods and finds Dark House abandoned and neglected.

What could this connection be?

Could this sign be a connection to the cold case?

Could it be a story for her to write about or to turn into her new novel?

The story of the missing teenagers is something Sophie couldn’t forget about and kept investigating.

THE NIGHT SHE DISAPPEARED goes back and forth from the year Tallulah and Zach disappeared to present day as we find out background information, how little the investigation team did, and how finding the sign that says DIG HERE brings back the nightmare of the missing teens for Kim.

Ms. Jewell keeps her readers as curious as the characters about what happened. 

The house seemed to be a character in itself and definitely added to the suspense.

So many possible suspects, but who is the right one?

Ms. Jewell has given us another tense read with an ending you will be talking about.

You won't want to miss THE NIGHT SHE DISAPPEARED if you are a fan of Lisa Jewell, spooky houses, and multi-layered characters.  4/5

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


  1. Another good one.

    Have you read it yet?

    Thanks for stopping.

  2. Great review.
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. This is a favorite author! Glad you enjoyed this one.

  4. I am *pretty sure* this is the adult book for my upcoming Once Upon a Book Club box, I'm super excited!

    1. I hope you and your book club enjoy it, Sara.

      Thanks for stopping by.