The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell – Book Review

It was supposed to be a simple date between young parents Tallulah & Zach, but they never came back. Their baby was left in the care of Tallulah’s mother, Kim. This happened in 2017. In 2019, a new resident arrived and saw “Dig Here” sign that reopens Tallulah’s case. The investigation starts again and this time, it looks like it is finally going somewhere. Where is Tallulah? And who placed the “dig here” sign?

I knew I would like this book the moment I started reading this. I liked the mystery, the thrill, and the emotion. It doesn’t only revolve around solving the disappearance of Tallulah & Zach – this involves emotion.

I loved how raw Kim’s character is. I loved how Tallulah & Zach aren’t one of those cringey couples, they actually have real & relatable relationship issues.

The main factor that kept me from giving this book 5 stars is Sophie, her personality and her thoughts about Liam. Inappropriate and irrelevant.

Also, it honestly took me days to finish the book. This may have led me to a bit of a reading slump. I know the story is good – but it just wasn’t as exciting to make me think about it and really crave reading it. This is mostly caused by the back and forth chapters between past & present. I just found the scenes from Sophie’s POV too slow paced and dragging, although this is understandable since she’s just there to help, and not really the main character.

Overall, I enjoyed the book even if it didn’t drive me to the edge of my seat. Still highly recommended ☺️

⭐4/5 Stars 

Get a copy of the book: Amazon
Also available on: Audible

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Forever Winter

Just reading and writing my way out of this messy adult life! I have transitioned from having piles of notebooks stacked underneath my bed from writing on the internet and allowing people worldwide to read.

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