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Lisa Jewell’s nineteenth novel, “The Night She Disappeared” will be released in paperback on 9th December. Regular readers will know that I’m a huge Lisa Jewell fan, I read all of her books and she was actually the first author whose book I reviewed on this blog over nine years ago (you can read my first Lisa Jewell book review here). To celebrate the release of “The Night She Disappeared” in paperback, we are giving away a copy to two of our readers.
Read on to find out what we thought of the book and for a chance to win a copy of your own:
About the book: The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell
An unsolved mystery, family secrets, a boarding school for difficult teenagers, and an unidentified body. It can only be Lisa Jewell.
It’s nearly midnight and you’re home alone with only your baby grandson for company. Your daughter and her boyfriend have gone out to a party; the first time they’ve been out since their son was born. And now you are waiting for them to come home.
But they don’t.
The next morning, frantic, you ring your daughter’s friends, and you’re told that she was last seen heading to a party in an isolated village known as Dark Place …
About the Author: Lisa Jewell
Lisa Jewell was born in London in 1968. Her first novel, Ralph’s Party, was the best-selling debut novel of 1999. Since then she has written another eighteen novels, most recently a number of dark psychological thrillers, including The Girls, Then She Was Gone, and The Family Upstairs (all of which were Richard & Judy Book Club picks). Lisa is a New York Times and Sunday Times number one bestselling author who has been published worldwide in over twenty-five languages. She lives in north London with her husband, two teenage daughters, one cat, one guinea pig, and the best dog in the world.
Read more: Lisa Jewell Books
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Lisa Jewell: The Night She Disappeared Review – Our Thoughts
I’ve got to be honest, I’ve had a busy few weeks and have neglected my reading again (I have a pile of lovely books sitting waiting to be read). When “The Night She Disappeared” arrived, I couldn’t wait to get started and it didn’t disappoint.
The book begins with Kim babysitting her grandson, we learn a lot about her character early on and I warmed to her immediately. The following morning, worryingly, she realises that both her daughter, a teen-mum, and her boyfriend have not returned home after their night out. There are so many possibilities and “what ifs” when people are not where they should be and unfortunately as in the plight of real-life missing people cases, Kim won’t get any answers for a long time…
The story involves a number of different characters and switches between the year of the disappearance and the present day, but it’s written well and cleverly organised which helps keep us, the reader on track. Sometimes, I find books with too many characters confusing but thanks to Lisa Jewell’s vivid descriptions, I got to know the characters and the settings, from the boarding school to the house in the woods, well and was engrossed from the start to finish.
Kim has heartbreakingly settled into a new routine without her daughter, living with unanswered questions every day. Then Sophie arrives at the boarding school as the girlfriend of the new headmaster. She is the author of a detective series and is about to get embroiled in a real-life mystery when she spots a “Dig Here” sign in the woods…
Together, the two women get the case reopened and finally try to uncover the truth.
I devoured this book in a weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it – you will too!
Win a Copy of Lisa Jewell: The Night She Disappeared on Paperback
“The Night She Disappeared” by Lisa Jewell will be available on paperback from 9th December (RRP: £8.99). For a chance to win a paperback copy of Lisa Jewell: The Night She Disappeared, please enter the Rafflecopter below. There are two prizes available. Remember to read the terms and conditions. Good luck!a Rafflecopter giveaway
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