Title: The Night She Disappeared Author: April Henry Genre: YA, Mystery, Thriller First published: March 13th 2012 Finished reading: October 10th 2015 Pages: 240
“If Kayla is alive, I wonder if she really wants to be.”
I was in the mood for a good crime read and The Night She Disappeared is on of the books on my Halloween TBR, so I decided to read it in between other books. This novel is a fast read that will keep you entertained and on the edge of your seat for the duration of the story. You have an idea of what could possibly happen in the future, but nothing is certain until the very last page. After one of the main characters, Kayla, disappears, we see what happens next from various perspectives: the victim, the kidnapper and Kayla’s friends. I was more than pleasantly surprised by April Henry‘s novel and I will definitely try to read more of her work in the future. The story was well written, fast-paced with just the right amount of plot twists and suspense. Perfect if you are looking for a good mystery/thriller/crime read with strong main characters!
Gabie, Kayla and Drew all work part time at Pete’s Pizza; the two girls mostly as delivery girls. One night, Kayla goes missing while she is delivering a pizza… The supposed kidnapper had actually asked for the girl in the Mini Cooper, but Gabie and Kayla had switched their shifts. Kayla is missing and nobody seems to have seen her, and Gabie feels almost guilty thinking that Kayla’s fate was really meant for her… She and Drew team up and are both determined to find Kayla and convinced she is still alive. But is she really? And if she is alive, does she really want to be?
The Night She Disappeared is a very well written crime story where one of the main characters is kidnapped and her friends try to find her before it’s too late. That might not be the most original plot, but it is very well executed with just the right amount of plot twists that will keep you guessing until the very end. I would definitely recommend this novel if you enjoy reading the genre!
I finally did it: I started reading the book that has been on my TBR pile the longest! And The Mountains Echoed is just as good as Khaled Hosseini‘s other books so far, so I’m still not sure why it took me this long to finally pick it up. I’ve also started reading On The Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta… I’m not that far into the story yet, but it is yet another title I have been wanting to read for a while now.
WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?
I managed to finish no less than six titles since last week, so I’m pretty much a happy camper. Most of them were on my original October TBR so it looks like I might actually complete the list! * Somehow I have never read a graphic novel before, but Through The Woods by Emily Carroll was hauntingly beautiful and the perfect introduction to the genre.
* My next read was The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom, a truly inspirational read about how we have become obsessed with time over the centuries.
* I then read Firebolt by Adrienne Woods, an ARC and fantasy story about dragons I absolutely loved. I will have to continue the series soon since the ending was a mayor cliffhanger!
* I was in the mood for a good crime story, so I picked up The Night She Disappeared by April Henry up next. It was a quick and entertaining read and just what I was looking for.
* I managed to finish The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern next. I really enjoyed this read and the descriptions and prose are more than beautiful. The odd pace did prevent me from finishing this read quickly though.
* The last book on the list was the only one I was slightly disappointed by this week: My Name Is Memory by Ann Brashares.
WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?
As soon as I finish And The Mountains Echoed, I wil start reading Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. I have been wanting to start this series for ages now and I’m really looking forward to read it. I should read The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey first though since I have been starting way too many new series without reading sequels… And I have a new ARC, Ochoco Reach by Jim Stewart, pending as well. The last one, The Valentine Circle by Reinaldo DelValle, is my latest TBR jar pick I will most likely put on hold until I’ve finished most books on my October TBR.