July 2022 Book Recommendation – The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell

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?

Full 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.

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The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewel (Book Summary)

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On Libby’s 25th birthday, she received an inheritance – a huge house (a mansion). It is where her family used to live – according to old news articles, her parents were involved in a cult suicide pact, along with an unidentified man.

Libby asked the help of Miller Roe – an investigative journalist who wrote the article about her parents’ death. Together, they explored the house.

When Libby & Miller Roe decided to stay for the night at the house, they met a man who introduced himself as Phin. Phin was staying in the house, waiting for Libby. He invited them to his apartment, not far from home. He told them stories about what really happened in that house, but he made them drink wine, and in the morning, their memories were hazy. Miller Roe lost the recording (he suspects Phin) deleted it. When Libby & Miller Roe woke up, they were locked in the room, but he simply claimed he forgot to unlock it when Phin appeared. He claims that he closes doors for his guests because he usually sleeps walks. Continue reading The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewel (Book Summary)