Review: The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell

Author: Lisa Jewell
Publisher: Atria Books
Released: September 7, 2021
Received: NetGalley

3 1/2 kitties

The Night She Disappeared is the latest novel to come from the mind of Lisa Jewell, one of my favorite thriller/mystery authors out there. Naturally, I just had to make some time to read this beauty!

Two years ago, a young woman by the name of Tallulah went missing. She left behind her baby and her mother, neither of whom had any idea where she could have gone. Just that she was supposed to be out for a date but home soon enough.

She never came home. Now, in the present day, her missing person’s case has been opened back up, but not for the reasons her family would have ever hoped for. Not when it all starts with a note that reads:


Consider picking up The Night She Disappeared if you’re looking for a slow-burning and emotionally fraught thriller to read. Once again, Lisa Jewell has managed to wrap up many complex emotions into a suspenseful situation, leaving readers wondering what will happen next.

Jewell took advantage of a classic writing approach to help keep the suspense up in the air. The Night She Disappeared unfolds through two perspectives, set in two points of time. One from Tallulah’s perspective – telling the story from before she went missing. The other from her mother’s perspective, two years after that moment.

Overall, I really enjoyed her latest novel. I won’t say that it’s my favorite (that honor goes to The Invisible Girl), but it is still a solid and fascinating read. One that isn’t afraid to hit readers where it hurts.

Thanks to Atria Books and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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