The Night Before by Wendy Walker
Published May 14th, 2019 by St. Martin’s Press
Genres Thriller, Suspense
Rosie and Laura are as different as two sisters can be. One is stable and has the perfect family. The other struggles to break free from her troubled past. When Laura disappears after going on a blind date, Rosie takes matters into her own hands. But as Rosie begins to search for her sister, her greatest fears come to the surface. Could Laura be more of a danger than the stranger she meets or is the night before her last night alive? Told in dual timelines—the night before and the day after—The Night Before is a riveting thriller about family loyalty, obsession, and what happens when the desire for love spins out of control.
Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker was one of my favorite books I read in 2017. When I saw that she had a new book coming out, I was so excited to have a chance to read an ARC.
The synopsis of this book is fairly brief but I would like to keep it that way. The book is told from dual timelines, both from our main character who is missing, Laura and her sister Rosie. There are also chapters in between that are conversations before Laura and her therapist from the months before she went missing. This was one of those books where almost every chapter I would come up with a new theory about what was happening. And every single time I was wrong. I love Walker’s writing and just like her last book, I never saw the ending coming. The ending of the book is filled with a lot of revelations that not only tie the story together, but also answered many of my questions about events in Laura’s past. I loved The Night Before and I look forward to reading more from this author in the future.
Thank you to the publisher, St. Martin’s Press, for sending me an ARC of this book.