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Cold Case #Thriller – The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell – #RhymingReview

Title:  The Night She Disappeared 

Author:Lisa Jewell

Publisher: Century, Random House UK, Cornerstone

Published: July 22nd, 2021

Pages: 400

Rating: 3*

My Review:

This is a mystery, told from two timeline views
Concerning a couple and dreadful news.
They’re young parents who’ve left their one year old son
And no one is saying just where they have gone.

Two years later Sophie moves to a new home
And in nearby woods she chooses to roam.
That’s where she discovers a sign on a tree
With instructions to “Dig Here” - what will she see?

Initially the timelines confused, but keep turning pages
The story develops especially in the later stages.
It is a slow build story, a real chiller,
With lots about Tallulah, its a cold case thriller.

Thanks to Random House and NetGalley, too
For my copy of this book, this is my honest review.

Synopsis:

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.

‘DIG HERE’ . . .

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

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