Saturday, 4 February 2012

The Night She Disappeared by April Henry

GoodReads 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.

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Source: NetGalley
Expected publication date: 13/03/12

Thoughts:

The Night She Disappeared is an exciting, fast-paced mystery with a touch of romance.
Gabie works as a delivery girl at Pete's Pizza. One night, Kayla -another delivery girl- goes missing. To her horror Gabie soon realises that it was actually her that was meant to be kidnapped. Teaming up with Drew she makes it her mission to find Kayla.
I loved the various items related to Kayla's kidnapping that were scattered throughout the book such as the fortune cookie messages, police reports, records of evidence, and phone transcripts. It kept things fresh and interesting, and it was really cool seeing the mystery unfold.
The story mostly alternates between Drew and Gabie's perspective, but it sometimes switches to the kidnapper's and Kayla's point of view too. It was horrible reading about Kayla's pain and suffering, I really felt for her. It was also really creepy being inside the kidnappers head.
The main characters, Gabie and Drew, were well-developed and I enjoyed seeing them grow closer together as they tried to deal with their loss and fear. Their relationship was realistic and heartwarming.
The plot is full of suspense that will have you questioning what's going to happen next. It was really unsettling thinking about the fact that Gabie was supposed to be the real target, and I was just as jumpy as she was at the idea of the kidnapper coming back for her.
I devoured The Night She Disappeared in one sitting, and look forward to Henry's future titles.

"At the sound of my voice, Drew turns and smiles, one side of his mouth lifting higher than the other..I tell myself that it's the five-hundred-degree ovens that makes my cheeks hot."
* Quote taken from e-arc. May be subject to change.
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7 comments:

  1. Wow, this sounds awesome! I've been wondering about this but I was unsure if I would like it or not. I'm glad you enjoyed it! And that quote is just adorable! ;)

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  2. Ooh I hadn't heard of this one before but it sounds great! I love suspense, and the main characters seem like ones I'd enjoy reading about too. Great review, thanks! :)

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  3. This book sounds awesome! Been on the fence with this one . . . but sounds good. Anyway great review!

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  4. I love the alternating POV's... especially gtetting a glimpse into the kidnapper and Kayla's point of view. So creepy! Plus you had me hooked with the suspense and the fact that it will keep you guessing until the end. Love when a mystery is unpredictable! SO need to rea this now, thanks for the terrific review!

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  5. This book is new to me. It sounds interesting though! The alternating POV's is a plus! Thanks for putting this on my radar! Awesome reveiw!

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  6. I loved this story as well, Renu. It was very creepy though because it could easily happen in real life. I had chills reading this. Wonderful review. :)

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  7. I'm waiting for the UK edition to read this one, and now that it's finally coming out, I have a copy on the way. It's great to know that the characters are great and the story so thrilling.
    Great review.

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