Nov 22, 2019
The Night Before
Posted by Wendy Walker

First dates can be murder.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 m First dates can be murder.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 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 Get A Copy Kindle Store UKOnline StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 320 pages Expected publication May 14th 2019 by St Martin s Press More Details ISBN 1250198674 ISBN13 9781250198679 Edition Language English Other Editions 3 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book The Night Before by Wendy Walker Author Release date May 14, 2019 The night beforeand the nightmare after Ferociously smart AJ Finn Riveting Riley Sager Addictive Liv Constantine Wonderfully tense The night beforeand the nightmare after Ferociously smart AJ Finn Riveting Riley Sager Addictive Liv Constantine Wonderfully tense Aimee Molloy Irresistible Mary Kubica Impossible to put down Megan MirandaRiveting and compulsive, national bestselling author Wendy Walker s The Night Before takes you to deep, dark places few thrillers dare to go as two sisters uncover long buried secrets when an internet date spirals out of control.Enter for the chance to win a galley today Enter Giveaway Format Print book

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Lists with This Book Psychological Suspense for 2019 January June 91 books 56 voters Most Anticipated Books of 2019 Not From a Series 254 books 231 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Dec 21, 2018 Deanna rated it it was amazing Shelves 2019 releases, arcs, highly recommended My reviews can also be seen at really enjoyed this author s previous novels, Emma in the Night and All is Not Forgotten Needless to say, I was looking forward to reading The Night Before Especially after reading the description Twelve hours earlier, she wasHopeful.Excited.Safe Now she s gone The book begins four months earlier Laura Lochner is in session with her therapist She s talking about a night from many years ago She wants to kn My reviews can also be seen at really enjoyed this author s previous novels, Emma in the Night and All is Not Forgotten Needless to say, I was looking forward to reading The Night Before Especially after reading the description Twelve hours earlier, she wasHopeful.Excited.Safe Now she s gone The book begins four months earlier Laura Lochner is in session with her therapist She s talking about a night from many years ago She wants to know why she has such bad luck with relationships Why she s the girl no one can love Her therapist thinks she ll find the answers by going home.The story jumps to the present Twenty eight year old, Laura has moved home and is living with her sister, husband, and nephew She hasn t told them exactly why she left New York, but they know that it involves a man Laura left home after graduating from High School and she never looked back.Laura now feels like she s ready to start dating again and joins a dating website She meets a man on the website named Jonathan Fields Her sister, Rosie is helping her get ready for her first date with Jonathan Rosie is nervous about Laura dating As Laura leaves, she tells her sister not to worry She says she s going to get it right this time.When Rosie wakes up the next morning she feels like something is wrong She tries to tell herself that everything is fine She knows that Laura has good intentions But Rosie s memories of a night eleven years ago keep her on edge She opens the door to the bedroom where Laura has been staying It s empty The bed has not been slept in Something is wrong Rosie s husband tells her not to worry, that Laura is fine But as the day goes on even he starts to get concerned They start to investigate on their own They don t think that calling the police will help them find Laura, in fact, they worry that it might even make things worse.Where is Laura Once I started this book, it was difficult to stopvery difficult I thought this was a great read The story is told from Laura and Rosie s point of view, and takes place in the present but includes flashbacks from the past Some of Laura s therapy sessions are interspersed throughout the novel The Night Before is a smart and compulsively readable psychological suspense novel With an original and engaging plot and a fascinating cast of characters, I was hooked from the start I enjoyed the story and really liked how it all came together in the end.I m THRILLED to say that I m now three for three with Wendy Walker, and as I ve said before I CANNOT wait for I d like to thank St Martin s Press for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for my honest review flag 230 likesLike see review View all 85 comments Sep 17, 2018 Susanne Strong rated it it was amazing Shelves buddy read, direct from publisher, 2018 five star books, favorite authors, must read 5 Frakking Awesome Stars If you thought Wendy Walker hit it out of the park with her earlier novels All is Not Forgotten and Emma in The Night, well Fuggedaboutit folks She just won the World Freakin Series with her latest novel The Night Before So what is this one about you ask Twelve hours earlier, she wasHopeful.Excited.Safe.Now she s gone. That s it That s all you get Ok, ok, I lied, that s not ALL you get Here s a little teaser Imagine that there s something you ve de 5 Frakking Awesome Stars If you thought Wendy Walker hit it out of the park with her earlier novels All is Not Forgotten and Emma in The Night, well Fuggedaboutit folks She just won the World Freakin Series with her latest novel The Night Before So what is this one about you ask Twelve hours earlier, she wasHopeful.Excited.Safe.Now she s gone. That s it That s all you get Ok, ok, I lied, that s not ALL you get Here s a little teaser Imagine that there s something you ve desperately wanted something you ve needed throughout your life and it has always been just out of reach and your emotions can t help but rise up when you watch what you wanted simply slip away, time and again, yet you keep going for itThen there s that gnawing feeling in the pit of your stomach, that nervousness you feel, when something just isn t right and yet you re too scared to speak your mind The doubts seep in and you push, push, push them away and then you realize what a bad decision that was Can you say ruh roh Yep, those are the themes that creep up in The Night Before creep being the operative word Is your stomach in knots Are you sick with anticipation I sure hope so I m afraid I can t say as I don t want to divulge any secrets, at least, not yet Though there may have been one or two things I guessed, it didn t take away from my enjoyment in the least as I simply couldn t tear through my copy of this one fast enough.What I loved about this psychological suspense, versus Wendy Walker s other novels was that it felt believable and fairly realistic, as if parts of it could happen to me Like the author, I am also from Connecticut, where all of her novels take place, thus our backyards are basically one and the same and this time, for the first time, I m actually afraid to go outside and play Thanks for scaring the bejesus out of me, Ms Walker, I look forward to the next time This was a buddy read with Kaceey Loved reading this with you as always Thank you to Jordan at St Martin s Press and to Wendy Walker for providing me with galley of this novel in exchange for an honest review Published on , Twitter and Instagram on 9.16.18 Will be published on in the Summer of 2019 flag 169 likesLike see review View all 105 comments Sep 13, 2018 Chelsea Humphrey rated it really liked it Recommended to Chelsea by St Martins Press Shelves from publisher, giveaways Now available to wish for on NetGalley I do believe I ll be keeping this one brief for now, as it s not released until mid 2019, but I wanted to get a few thoughts down first while it s still fresh in my mind I believe keeping the synopsis brief in the description above is brilliant I truly hope the publisher keeps it as vague as possible because it was so helpful going into this one knowing as little as possible I ll admit, I was getting a bit nervous around the halfway point because I had f Now available to wish for on NetGalley I do believe I ll be keeping this one brief for now, as it s not released until mid 2019, but I wanted to get a few thoughts down first while it s still fresh in my mind I believe keeping the synopsis brief in the description above is brilliant I truly hope the publisher keeps it as vague as possible because it was so helpful going into this one knowing as little as possible I ll admit, I was getting a bit nervous around the halfway point because I had figured out all of the reveals up until that point, but I should have known that the obvious, cliche answers simply aren t Wendy Walker s style I was genuinely shocked by two separate outcomes in the conclusion, which was such a relief and enjoyable predicament to find myself in The Night Before was a compulsive suspense novel that was easy to breeze through in a single sitting I had all but given up on the almighty psychological thriller, but Ms Walker has revived my love of all things devious and twisty in less than 300 pages I have no way of knowing if the opportunity to read this one SO early meaning the lack of hype to affect my expectations made it a desirable read than it could have otherwise, so I ll just have to wait until YOUR reviews come in to compare our thoughts 3 I received a bound, uncorrected manuscript via the publisher for review. flag 169 likesLike see review View all 18 comments Oct 05, 2018 Kristin KC Traveling Sister rated it liked it Shelves psychological thriller, traveling sister read 3 Stars For me, this was a middle of the road psychological thriller with a twisty plot and enough back and forth structural juggling to make make my head spin In a good way I did enjoy however, I wasn t entirely pulled in or convinced, and I unfortunately felt this story was a bit hollow and consisted largely of dramatic build up that yeilded a decent though not particularly gratifying finish But that s just me, and sometimes I m a weirdo I loved All is Not Forgotten, and many readers are 3 Stars For me, this was a middle of the road psychological thriller with a twisty plot and enough back and forth structural juggling to make make my head spin In a good way I did enjoy however, I wasn t entirely pulled in or convinced, and I unfortunately felt this story was a bit hollow and consisted largely of dramatic build up that yeilded a decent though not particularly gratifying finish But that s just me, and sometimes I m a weirdo I loved All is Not Forgotten, and many readers are loving this one I hope you ll fall into their wheelhouse Sister Read flag 164 likesLike see review View all 41 comments Sep 28, 2018 Norma Traveling Sister rated it it was amazing Shelves favourite reads of 2018, review requests, netgalley edelweiss approved Updating to comment on that cover Ingenious, enthralling, brisk When Brenda and I got the opportunity to do an early group read for Wendy Walker s new book with our Traveling Sisters we were absolutely thrilled Wendy Walker has quite a few fans in our Traveling Sisters group including myself If I were to give you one piece of advice while reading this book would be to put all your other books aside so you can totally be immersed in this tale This book needs to be read without any inte Updating to comment on that cover Ingenious, enthralling, brisk When Brenda and I got the opportunity to do an early group read for Wendy Walker s new book with our Traveling Sisters we were absolutely thrilled Wendy Walker has quite a few fans in our Traveling Sisters group including myself If I were to give you one piece of advice while reading this book would be to put all your other books aside so you can totally be immersed in this tale This book needs to be read without any interruptions and quickly because the intensity level is all in the execution here and to even let it go for a few hours loses that appeal of needing to know what the heck is going on Now I wouldn t necessarily say that you actually need to do that but boy do I ever wish that life didn t get in the way of this book THE NIGHT BEFORE by WENDY WALKER is an intense, thrilling, suspenseful and compulsive psychological thriller novel that was quite the entertaining and enjoyable read for me I was actually quite stunned and very impressed in the end with how well a seemingly straightforward story turned into something that was so much complex and felt nothing but new and original WENDY WALKER delivers an intriguing, clever and engaging read here with quite a few surprising twists and turns The story is told in multiple timelines with alternating points of view between two sisters, Laura and Rosie and therapy sessions between Laura and her therapist The intensity level of the story increases slowly as the story progresses and had me guessing and questioning almost everything that was happening in this book I absolutely love that feeling of not knowing where a story is headed and when the reveal brings everything together in the end it is just so satisfying to me What really made this novel for me was Laura s character and the ending She was a complicated, relatable, believable and realistic character I did have a suspicion early on about one of the reveals, but having guessed that did not take away any of the shocking reveals in the end I was genuinely impressed with how emotionally attached I got to Laura s character and the ending for me was absolutely beautiful and very touching Expected Publication Date May 14th, 2019Norma s Stats Cover I just noticed the cover for this book and it immediately grabbed my attention My first thought was WOW what an absolutely gorgeous and striking cover, very eye catching and an impactful design Title Intriguing, suspenseful, and a simple, but yet an impactful title which represented the story very well.Writing Prose Well written, mysterious, gripping, stirring and effective.Plot Complex, suspenseful, twisty, action packed, compelling, fast paced, held my attention and entertaining Ending Shocking, pleasing, impressive, and I was completely satisfied Overall Even though I lost a little of the momentum to the story with having to put it aside it definitely did not take away how appealing and brilliant this story was I devoured every single word Would highly recommend Thank you so much to NetGalley, Wendy Walker and St Martin s Press for the opportunity to read a free, electronic ARC of this novel in exchange for a review.This review will be posted on our blog closer to the publication date To check out a sneak peek of the Traveling Sisters discussion and Group thoughts, please visit our blog at flag 147 likesLike see review View all 77 comments Sep 17, 2018 Kaceey Traveling Sister rated it it was amazing Shelves arc from publisher, buddy read I always love to approach my books by going in with blinders on In this case, that was a very good thing.The publisher s blurb was purposely vague to draw in the reader Well, it worked I couldn t wait to read this one, and I know I m not the only one who had the same reaction If you re looking for the next truly top notch thriller, pull up your chair You ve found it Laura has a past, to say the least One that all these years later, continues to haunt herIt s one innocent evening out, I always love to approach my books by going in with blinders on In this case, that was a very good thing.The publisher s blurb was purposely vague to draw in the reader Well, it worked I couldn t wait to read this one, and I know I m not the only one who had the same reaction If you re looking for the next truly top notch thriller, pull up your chair You ve found it Laura has a past, to say the least One that all these years later, continues to haunt herIt s one innocent evening out, a first date All arranged conveniently through a trusted online site So what could go wrong Told from different timelines and POV s, the tension continually ramps up as the book progresses Just the way we like it With every page I was pulled deeply into the mystery, white knuckling my copy This is the third book I ve read by Wendy Walker, and was by far my favorite I was immediately dropped into the action and story line All without ever losing momentum at any point.I couldn t read it fast enough When I wasn t reading it it would just stare at me, taunting me from across the room whispering read me Lol I didn t stand a chance I may have guessed some of the twists along the way but others were just complete shockers, with than a few jaw dropping moments The twists and switch backs just kept coming Like the publisher, I m staying vague regarding the story line Wouldn t want to chance giving any spoilers away Sorry You ll just have to read it yourself to see what the buzz is about Highly recommend to all thriller fans.A buddy read with Susanne One of our favorites Thank you Susanne Thank you to Jordan Hanley at St Martin s Press for my galley copy to read and review flag 144 likesLike see review View all 75 comments Jan 01, 2019 Meredith rated it liked it Shelves netgalley Part One choose a man who can t love you Part Two reconstruct him into a man who will love you.Part Three make him love you by any means Run of the mill psychological thriller about a blind date that goes awry The premise is intriguing Laura is getting ready to go out on a first date with a man named Jonathan she met on a dating website Laura builds a fantasy around Jonathan and this date She craves love, and as result, she has a tendency to fall for the wrong men You see, Laura ha Part One choose a man who can t love you Part Two reconstruct him into a man who will love you.Part Three make him love you by any means Run of the mill psychological thriller about a blind date that goes awry The premise is intriguing Laura is getting ready to go out on a first date with a man named Jonathan she met on a dating website Laura builds a fantasy around Jonathan and this date She craves love, and as result, she has a tendency to fall for the wrong men You see, Laura has a dark and dangerous past She may or may not have killed her first love when she is a teenager Dark rage is buried inside of her, and her anger can come out at any time She is determined to squash her past and find true love In order to do so, she creates stories inventing the perfect man Unfortunately, her stories make her vulnerable to those who can hurt her most The guys she is on a date with may be deadly But not to worry, because Laura can fight back.When she doesn t return home the night of the date, her sister Rosie investigates The narrative switches perspective between Laura and Rosie Also, we get some insight into Laura by reading her past sessions with her psychologist The Night Before held my attention and had me flipping the pages It is a fast paced and easy read I was able to get through it in one sitting On the other hand, I found Laura and Rosie s voices to be flat While both had some layers to their characters, they didn t have enough depth to hold my curiosity I really was hoping to witness an evolution to Laura s character but it never came My biggest issue was that there was too much telling and not enough seeing It was only the idea of what Laura might be that kept me interested I was waiting for the payoff but none came I went into this with high expectations I love Wendy Walker s previous work and I had read a slew of rave reviews Sadly, I found The Night Before to be a letdown It has the right elements, but the premise didn t match the execution I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley and St Martin s Press in exchange for an honest review flag 141 likesLike see review View all 40 comments Sep 26, 2018 Debra rated it it was amazing Shelves netgalley, traveling sister reads This was such an addictive and gripping read that I could not put it down I was glued to his book and read most of the book in one day I just had to know what was going to happen next Walker did not disappoint the action was consistent and the twits and revelations came at the right intervals to keep me on the edge of my seat wanting I love that the book blurb does not give a lot of information just enough to pique the readers interest This book is cleverly told through both Laura an This was such an addictive and gripping read that I could not put it down I was glued to his book and read most of the book in one day I just had to know what was going to happen next Walker did not disappoint the action was consistent and the twits and revelations came at the right intervals to keep me on the edge of my seat wanting I love that the book blurb does not give a lot of information just enough to pique the readers interest This book is cleverly told through both Laura and her sister, Rosie s points of view using differing timelines which are clearly dated and labeled This was a HUGE plus I never felt lost and experience no confusion when the timelines jumped around The book blurb teases the reader with the fact that a woman is missing I will only tell you that Laura has gone on a date with a man she met on an internet dating site and Rosie, her husband, Joe and their childhood friend, Gabe, become worried when Laura does not show up the next day.I loved that there is never any downtime in this book The pacing is consistent and adds to the feeling of dread, suspense and mounting anxiety of the characters and me while reading I loved how the Author gives bits and pieces about the main character s past throughout the book I loved that I never knew the entire story, so I was continuously guessing and creating theories For most of the book, I kept wondering who was reliable, who was unreliable, what is real, what is the truth, is anyone lying, and where is Laura I love putting on my super sleuth hat while reading I love when an Author can fool me I found the storytelling to be clever, extremely well thought out, and riveting By the time the book concluded, I had experienced so many feelings anticipation, dread, anxiety, happiness, hope, shock, surprise and although my theories were wrong, the Author tidied everything up so nicely that I was not only happy I was wrong but was thrilled by it Nothing really came out of left field, one does not really need to suspend disbelief while reading What you do need to do is find a comfortable reading spot and dive in This was my first book by Walker, but it will not be my last Highly recommend Thank you to St Marin s Press and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an hones review The thoughts and opinions are my own.Read of my reviews at openbookpost flag 145 likesLike see review View all 40 comments Oct 01, 2018 Lindsay Traveling Sister rated it it was amazing Shelves netgalley, traveling sister read 4.5 stars UNPUTDOWNABLE This was a fast paced, tension filled, edge of your seat thrilling read I couldn t flip these pages fast enough I absolutely love this author s writing it pulled me in from page one and kept me fully captivated and intrigued until the very end The blurb describing this novel doesn t give much detail Twelve hours earlier, she wasHopeful.Excited.Safe.Now she s gone Knowing the caliber of this author s writing, I knew I would be in for an intense and gripping rea 4.5 stars UNPUTDOWNABLE This was a fast paced, tension filled, edge of your seat thrilling read I couldn t flip these pages fast enough I absolutely love this author s writing it pulled me in from page one and kept me fully captivated and intrigued until the very end The blurb describing this novel doesn t give much detail Twelve hours earlier, she wasHopeful.Excited.Safe.Now she s gone Knowing the caliber of this author s writing, I knew I would be in for an intense and gripping read, which is exactly what this was Once again, Wendy Walker, mastered the art of brilliant narration One of my most favourite books is her debut, All Is Not Forgotten which had such unique and clever narration Although that remains my favourite of her books, this comes in a VERY close second I loved the characters my suspicions were bouncing all over the place The various perspectives flow perfectly, revealing new pieces of this addictive and twisty story that will have you changing your theory than a few times throughout.The gripping and speedy pace, the vivid characters, the skillful narration, the unwavering tension It all adds up to one fantastic story that will leave you in high anticipation of what Wendy Walker will come out with next As you can tell, I highly recommend this incredible novel This was a Traveling Sister read that we all truly enjoyed This review will be posted on our blog closer to the publication date To check out a sneak peek of the Traveling Sisters discussion and Group thoughts, please visit our blog at huge thank you to Jordan at St Martin s Press, Wendy Walker and Brenda and Norma for inviting me to be part of this exciting Traveling Sister read flag 123 likesLike see review View all 53 comments Oct 03, 2018 Larry H rated it really liked it Shelves netgalley 4.5 stars for this one.Well, that was a wild ride At some point I figure my pulse will stop racing.Laura is getting ready for a blind date She isn t quite sure if she s ready to date again after a bad breakup not too long ago, but something about this man s picture, his profile, their conversations, makes her hopeful and excited.It hasn t been easy for Laura since she moved back to her hometown, moved in with her older sister Rosie and her family Because years ago Laura was involved in a tr 4.5 stars for this one.Well, that was a wild ride At some point I figure my pulse will stop racing.Laura is getting ready for a blind date She isn t quite sure if she s ready to date again after a bad breakup not too long ago, but something about this man s picture, his profile, their conversations, makes her hopeful and excited.It hasn t been easy for Laura since she moved back to her hometown, moved in with her older sister Rosie and her family Because years ago Laura was involved in a tragic, mysterious incident, and no one really knows the truth of what happened, but it s haunted her every day since then She doesn t like when people judge her or mistrust her or even fear her but she knows some do And inherently, she knows Rosie is still worried about her.Laura goes on the date and then disappears Rosie, her husband, and a family friend are left trying to figure out what happened that night But to do so, they must uncover the truth about what happened to Laura all those years ago, and what other incidents that night has set off in her life since then.The less said about the plot the better, because there is a lot going on and there are a lot of twists and turns to navigate Wendy Walker definitely takes you on a ride, ratcheting up the suspense as you wonder what all of these characters are hiding I trust no one, so I suspect they re all hiding something The Night Before alternates narration between Laura getting ready for the date and as the date happens, and the present, as Rosie searches for answers It s a fascinating, compelling read that hooked me from its very innocuous start, as Laura is getting dressed for her date But Walker only hints at what s to come.This book doesn t come out until mid May of next year, so if you can t get your hands on an advance copy, I d definitely recommend one of Walker s earlier books, Emma in the Night See my review I think this new book is a little better than that one, but it still gives you an idea of Walker s storytelling talent.We re in the midst of a real glut of thrillers, so it s not always easy to tell which are worth your time The Night Before definitely is You ll see everyone reading it come next year NetGalley and St Martin s Press provided me an advance copy of the book in exchange for an unbiased review Thanks for making this available See all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoria, or check out my list of the best books I read in 2017 at flag 117 likesLike see review View all 23 comments Sep 23, 2018 Katie B rated it it was amazing Shelves arc, st martins press, read in 2018, thriller, fiction 4.5 starsI m sitting here kinda stunned because the author somehow took a pretty basic premise and managed to tell a complex story that felt different and new I won t go too much into the plot since the publisher hasn t revealed much here on yet, but it is a dual timeline story featuring two sisters Part of what sets this story apart from other books in the thriller or suspense genre is one of the sisters, Laura, isn t some one note character, she s complicated And that s why the bo 4.5 starsI m sitting here kinda stunned because the author somehow took a pretty basic premise and managed to tell a complex story that felt different and new I won t go too much into the plot since the publisher hasn t revealed much here on yet, but it is a dual timeline story featuring two sisters Part of what sets this story apart from other books in the thriller or suspense genre is one of the sisters, Laura, isn t some one note character, she s complicated And that s why the book is so brilliant because as a reader you just have no idea where the author is going to go with the story as there are many possibilities I absolutely love that feeling of not knowing what will happen and just enjoying everything as the story slowly unfolds Definitely recommend this one when it comes out next May.Thank you to St Martin s Press for sending me an advance copy I was under no obligation to post a review and all views expressed are my honest opinion flag 115 likesLike see review View all 11 comments Oct 20, 2018 Dorie Traveling Sister rated it liked it Shelves mystery thriller, netgalley feedback, netgalley books First of all I d like to clarify that a 3 review from me means that the book was a middle of the road read for me, not bad but not one that is memorable or that I would necessarily recommend to others.This book definitely is a page turner and a quick read, in fact the fewer times that you have to put the book down the better keeps the tension tighter that way.The novel is told from three points of view, Laura the night before and present time, Rosie the night before and the present and Lau First of all I d like to clarify that a 3 review from me means that the book was a middle of the road read for me, not bad but not one that is memorable or that I would necessarily recommend to others.This book definitely is a page turner and a quick read, in fact the fewer times that you have to put the book down the better keeps the tension tighter that way.The novel is told from three points of view, Laura the night before and present time, Rosie the night before and the present and Laura in the past during sessions with her psychiatrist We know that Laura left town years ago because of an incident that happened when she was still a teenager which involved Laura being discovered at the site where her boyfriend was found dead She doesn t have clear memories of what happened that night, they were all drinking quite a bit, but she was found with incriminating evidence She was cleared of any wrongdoing.Laura has recently come back home to live with her older sister Rosie and her husband Joe and young son Laura had recently had a bad breakup with someone that she felt deeply for She was even traumatized because the breakup was done through a text written to her from her boyfriend Kevin I already started to question Laura and her state of mind because she apparently never reached out again to Kevin but just considered the text to be proof of his feelings for her and the end of their relationship This is quite hard to believe, I think most people that had been deeply involved with someone wouldn t just bolt after receiving a text Wouldn t she want to speak with him At least e mail him and tell him her feelings The book opens with Laura getting ready to go on a blind date with someone she met on a dating website Laura isn t necessarily a trusting person but there is something about the man s profile and the fact that he called to speak with her that has her interested in him She never returns that night or the next day.I m not going to reveal any about the plot of this book as I don t want to ruin anyone s enjoyment The reason this was a 3 for me was partly because I didn t feel the characters were very well developed and there were also some important loose threads at the end of the novel.There are a lot of red herrings if you pay attention but there are so many twists that it s hard to keep everyone straight Just don t trust anyone or what they might say I received an ARC of this novel from the publisher through NetGalley flag 112 likesLike see review View all 25 comments Sep 27, 2018 Suzanne Leopold rated it it was amazing Laura Lochner was left emotionally depleted by her last relationship The breakup left her devastated and lacking closure after it ended abruptly In an effort to move forward she decides to move back to Connecticut where she will live with her sister s family Rosie has always been there to support Laura and she was instrumental in guiding her through a tough adolescence Laura goes out one evening to meet a man she connected with on a dating site When she doesn t return, her sister and brothe Laura Lochner was left emotionally depleted by her last relationship The breakup left her devastated and lacking closure after it ended abruptly In an effort to move forward she decides to move back to Connecticut where she will live with her sister s family Rosie has always been there to support Laura and she was instrumental in guiding her through a tough adolescence Laura goes out one evening to meet a man she connected with on a dating site When she doesn t return, her sister and brother in law fear for the worst Together they begin to dissect Laura s life for clues about her disappearance The Night Before is narrated from both sister s voices and the plot twists will keep you wondering about the outcome The pace of this book is fast and will keep you focused while you try to predict the conclusion This intense thriller by Wendy Walker is a must read for 2019 flag 102 likesLike see review View all 9 comments Sep 29, 2018 Diane S rated it really liked it First I d like to say how much I appreciate the blurb on this book, not much given way, just a short, effective teaser So rare lately Also enjoyed the format of this story, two narrators, sisters Rose and Laura, interspersed with sessions between Laura and a psychiatrist It does go back and forth in time, but the chapters are clearly marked as to date Easy to keep track of snd follow.Laura, meets a man on the internet, after he last relationship left her devastated, this is the first time sh First I d like to say how much I appreciate the blurb on this book, not much given way, just a short, effective teaser So rare lately Also enjoyed the format of this story, two narrators, sisters Rose and Laura, interspersed with sessions between Laura and a psychiatrist It does go back and forth in time, but the chapters are clearly marked as to date Easy to keep track of snd follow.Laura, meets a man on the internet, after he last relationship left her devastated, this is the first time she has ventured out to attempts another She is excited, nervous, but hopeful She never returns Four friends all through childhood, Rose and Joe now married, they all gather together to try to track down her last movements But, someone knows , someone has a secret A murder long ago, how does that connect to this Who is not who they appear to be, has changed the story But who I loved getting lost in the questions, there are tidbits of enlightenment here and there, appearing just when the author wants to reveal them The pace is brisk, the story fluid, the characters only developed as much as the reader needs to know to keep them guessing and immersed in the story For me, it worked.A sisters early read with dome great discussionC from Netgalley flag 97 likesLike see review View all 31 comments Oct 04, 2018 JanB rated it it was amazing Shelves arc from publisher, traveling sister read 4.5 starsThis book is a prime example of what a psychological suspense thriller should be By far, it s my favorite thriller read so far this year.The publisher blurb Twelve hours earlier, she wasHopeful Excited Safe Now she s gone Now that is a perfect blurb It s best to go into this read with as little information as possible.Laura goes on a date with a man she met on an online dating site and doesn t return home From there, the story alternates between the night before chapters na 4.5 starsThis book is a prime example of what a psychological suspense thriller should be By far, it s my favorite thriller read so far this year.The publisher blurb Twelve hours earlier, she was Hopeful Excited Safe Now she s gone Now that is a perfect blurb It s best to go into this read with as little information as possible.Laura goes on a date with a man she met on an online dating site and doesn t return home From there, the story alternates between the night before chapters narrated by Laura, and chapters featuring her sister Rosie, who attempts to piece together the clues in an increasingly desperate attempt to locate her sister Interspersed throughout the book are chapters detailing sessions between Laura and her therapist I love how the author brings a psychological slant to all her books.I picked this up early one morning to read and three hours later I was still in the same spot If life had not intervened I would have read this cover to cover in one sitting The pacing is perfect and the author reveals additional information at just the right times to keep the tension and suspense high The ending had my pulse racing and I couldn t flip the pages fast enough.If you ve given up on thrillers because many are less than thrilling my advice is to put this on your radar for the May 2019 publication date It will restore your faith in the genre thanks to St Martin s Press for an e galley of the book in exchange for an honest opinion Many thanks to the Traveling Sisters here on , for the pleasure of reading and discussing this book as a group flag 98 likesLike see review View all 76 comments Oct 07, 2018 Christina Traveling Sister rated it really liked it Shelves netgalley, traveling sisters 4.5 dark, compelling and twisty stars The Night Before by Wendy Walker has very little information out about it I mean, just looking at the 5 lines that are the entire synopsis All it tells you is that a girl is missing and we don t know why With so little information going into this one, I wasn t sure what to expect but I knew that I was immediately intrigued Well, let me tell you what follows is a twisting, layered and complicated story that in the end not only threw me for a loop bu 4.5 dark, compelling and twisty stars The Night Before by Wendy Walker has very little information out about it I mean, just looking at the 5 lines that are the entire synopsis All it tells you is that a girl is missing and we don t know why With so little information going into this one, I wasn t sure what to expect but I knew that I was immediately intrigued Well, let me tell you what follows is a twisting, layered and complicated story that in the end not only threw me for a loop but I genuinely enjoyed the ride to get there.Laura had been hard to love, the little girl with fists for hands With rage inside her But maybe they had created that rage all of them She knew this now, having her own child How easy it was to damage them with nothing than words Or indifference.Laura Lochner has a sordid past, a sordid present and a seemingly sordid future She s not your typical protagonist in a mystery thriller who has a seemingly perfect life she decides out of no where to implode No, Laura has been dubbed impossibly difficult to love from birth Laura s difficulty finding and feeling love becomes the foundation of who she will become as an adult She s constantly searching to belong, to be wanted and cared for in spite of her own failings and this leads her to be attracted to all the wrong men.We re given snippets of Laura s past here as well, having been found holding a bat over the bloodied, dead body of her first love What we don t know is what happened, if she had anything to do with it and who the real culprit might have been As we re given little pieces of Laura s past, we see her present unfolding from her perspective as well as her sister Rosie s It gets a bit complicated as Rosie is living out the present day, searching for Laura who after moving home and going on a date has gone missing, and Laura s perspective of her date the night before However, despite having all of these shifting timelines, Walker did a phenomenal job of developing all the story lines I see Mitch and remember the swirling together of warm, lusty bliss and red hot rage Danger waking me from the illusion of safety Fight or flight instinct taking over My hands in fists at my sides, but a smile on my face because I knew how to win that fight Or, at least, I thought I did.Laura is absolutely your unreliable narrator trope and while I don t generally have a problem with it, I do sometimes feel it s mishandled However, The Night Before was a masterclass in the unreliable narrator Laura was still a layered, complex and genuinely likable character that I think anyone who has struggled with self esteem issues would find something to connect to The secondary characters left a little to be desired by way of development but I still felt like they were solid and based in reality instead of being too far fetched Laura Lochner, men don t love you in spite of everything you give them because you are unloveable.All in all my take away from this was a really quick and fun read While there were some things I saw coming from the get go, there was a lot I absolutely couldn t have guessed Past that, even though I knew some of the outcome it didn t detract from the shock factor or how enjoyable the read was I think Walker crafted a really fun little thriller here and anyone who enjoys the genre would do well to pick it up I read this with the Traveling Sisters and it was incredibly fun to discuss with others Thank you to Netgalley as well as St.Martin s Press for a copy of this ARC. flag 112 likesLike see review View all 10 comments Dec 03, 2018 Theresa Alan rated it liked it I had such a different reaction to this book than the rest of my friends I thought it was slow paced and definitely put downable I kept reading because I did want to know what happened to Laura and because of the rave reviews of others, but even when what I think were supposed to be big twists were revealed, I didn t care.The premise is that Laura, who has been angry and violent since she was a child, leaves the city and comes home to her sister, Rosie, and Rosie s husband, Joe Joe, I had such a different reaction to this book than the rest of my friends I thought it was slow paced and definitely put downable I kept reading because I did want to know what happened to Laura and because of the rave reviews of others, but even when what I think were supposed to be big twists were revealed, I didn t care.The premise is that Laura, who has been angry and violent since she was a child, leaves the city and comes home to her sister, Rosie, and Rosie s husband, Joe Joe, Rosie, Laura, and Gabe were close childhood friends Laura left town as soon as she graduated, but Rosie and Joe got married and stayed there Laura goes on a date with a man that she met online and then goes missing Rosie loses her mind looking for her.This novel alternates between Laura and Rosie s points of view, and also back and forth in time I like those types of devices in novels, but I found Laura s endless dithering about whether she could trust her date even though she found troubling things that didn t add up grated on me I ve done the online dating thing Everybody lies a little, and sometimes you have to be savvy and figure out if the lies are alarming oh, I think this person is actually married, egads I m not entirely sure why this read didn t work for me, but it didn t Maybe because I never actually cared for any of the protagonists Thanks to NetGalley for the opportunity to review this novel, which RELEASES MAY 21, 2019 flag 90 likesLike see review View all 10 comments Oct 31, 2018 Holly B rated it really liked it Shelves net galley, psychological thriller, read in 2018 Full review closer to publication All the tension and tidbits of hidden secrets kept me invested in the story line and wanting to know about Laura Told in Before and After Timelines, the past secrets sprinkle out as the story unfolds When I hit the last stretch, there was no slowing down I had to finish Never saw that end coming flag 88 likesLike see review View all 33 comments Nov 14, 2018 Felicia rated it really liked it This is a read in one sitting type of book I think to set it aside for even a short time could ruin the tautness and unease Wendy Walker has masterfully created in this story.I feel like I white knuckled my way through this book like an addict needing a fix I ate an entire bag of MMs, and I don t mean a single serving bag, I mean the giant bag with the red and green Christmas colors So now not only do I have a headache caused by the tension in my neck, I m pretty sure I m heading for a d This is a read in one sitting type of book I think to set it aside for even a short time could ruin the tautness and unease Wendy Walker has masterfully created in this story.I feel like I white knuckled my way through this book like an addict needing a fix I ate an entire bag of MMs, and I don t mean a single serving bag, I mean the giant bag with the red and green Christmas colors So now not only do I have a headache caused by the tension in my neck, I m pretty sure I m heading for a diabetic coma.This could have easily been a 5 star book for me had the ending been less cluttered After enjoying a gradual escalation of foreboding anxiety, I found myself jarringly thrown into a rushed and muddled ending I don t know why this is a trend with thrillers as it ruins so many potentially exceptional novels I much rather my finales like I enjoy my MMs, slow and deliberate until I feel like I might explode before I get to the end.I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review flag 80 likesLike see review View all 36 comments Oct 01, 2018 Carol Bookaria rated it really liked it Shelves 2018, fiction, netgalley, netgalley 2018, mistery thriller Another excellent novel from Wendy Walker This is going to be a very biased review because I love this author s previous novels and this one is just as compelling.Laura goes on a date with someone she met on a dating site, is the next day, she has not returned and that is all I m sharing about this book It was an addictive and twisty read The author does a great job at creating intrigue and maintaining suspense throughout the novel.The novel is narrated from alternating points of view and per Another excellent novel from Wendy Walker This is going to be a very biased review because I love this author s previous novels and this one is just as compelling.Laura goes on a date with someone she met on a dating site, is the next day, she has not returned and that is all I m sharing about this book It was an addictive and twisty read The author does a great job at creating intrigue and maintaining suspense throughout the novel.The novel is narrated from alternating points of view and perfectly paced What I love about this author s books is the way she integrates psychology into her stories in a way that is relatable and believable What can be interesting than the human psyches.Overall, I loved it and highly recommend it to readers of thrillers, mysteries, and contemporary fiction Thanks to St Martins Press and Wendy Walker for the eARC I read this book with the Traveling Sisters Our discussions made my experience enriching and interesting flag 77 likesLike see review View all 8 comments Nov 12, 2018 Jennifer TarHeelReader rated it it was amazing Shelves 2018 reads, arcs, hard soft copy, smp, bb shelf This will definitely be one of the best thrillers of 2019, if not the number one I will post a full review closer to the publication date in May, but I couldn t resist telling you not to miss it In a sea of a sometimes saturated market of thrillers, The Night Before is original and a total knockout flag 78 likesLike see review View all 21 comments Oct 12, 2018 Linda rated it really liked it Shelves net galley, psychological thriller I worry my soulmate is on a different dating site Unknown Laura Heart is leaving the city skyline of New York in her rearview mirror Too many bad memories that just don t seem to heal She s headed to the waiting arms of her older sister, Rosie, who still lives in the small Connecticut town that they grew up in Rosie is married to Joe and has a young son, Mason They live within walking distance of Gabe, another long time friend from childhood Still thick as thievesBut Laura still f I worry my soulmate is on a different dating site Unknown Laura Heart is leaving the city skyline of New York in her rearview mirror Too many bad memories that just don t seem to heal She s headed to the waiting arms of her older sister, Rosie, who still lives in the small Connecticut town that they grew up in Rosie is married to Joe and has a young son, Mason They live within walking distance of Gabe, another long time friend from childhood Still thick as thievesBut Laura still feels the disconnect between herself and the town of Branston Events of the past still haunt her Strange how the very source of her unsettled mind is now the place that she reaches for It s Rosie, though, that provides the softest place in which to land Always has Always will.Laura confides in Rosie that she has a blind date with a guy she just met on a dating site Pretty bold from Laura, but pretty much in the right direction of starting over Rosie provides a killer dress for Laura to wear and Laura reaches for a bright red lipstick All the better to hide behinda bit of courage as she steps out the door.It s here that Wendy Walker ratchets up the storyline A handsome gentleman can bring out the best or the worst in us Laura s night begins like a tightly wound spool of thread As the night proceeds, the spool spins at a frightening speed All is not what it appears to be Walker hands you a box of chocolates and the only way to test the inner fillings is to bite right in There will be creamy centers, acrid fruity rinds, and believe me, plenty of nuts.When Laura doesn t come home that night, Rosie will be in deep panic mode You will, too, as the story takes on a past and present timeline Gonna need a crane to lift those secrets from the past that are finally breathing down Laura s neck I received a copy of The Night Before through NetGalley for an honest review My thanks to St Martin s Press and to Wendy Walker for the opportunity flag 78 likesLike see review View all 25 comments Oct 20, 2018 Tammy rated it really liked it I intended to skip this one due to thriller fatigue but the many positive reviews caught my attention Believe the buzz Believe it I turned the pages so quickly that I nearly sustained whiplash The pace is ferocious and the events unexpected which is what should happen in a well constructed thriller I doubt that I ll read another thriller of this caliber for quite some time flag 73 likesLike see review View all 23 comments Nov 11, 2018 Melisa rated it really liked it The triple thriller threat well written, twisty, and unputdownable Full review to come closer to pub date, but thriller fans will want to add this one for sure flag 65 likesLike see review View all 7 comments Nov 12, 2018 Berit rated it it was amazing Shelves 2018, net galley, book besties Wendy Walker did it again ALL the stars for this thrilling thriller An addictive and compelling read that will suck you in from the very first page and will not let you go until the mind blowing end Full review closer to publication day, but this is a definite can t miss flag 63 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Sep 23, 2018 Dan Schwent rated it really liked it Shelves 2018, 2018 comics Rosie s sister Laura moved in with her and her husband after a bad breakup When Laura tries to reenter the dating world, she goes out with a man she met on a dating website and doesn t return home the next day But are Rosie and Joe afraid of what her date did to Laura or what she did to him I was invited to read this on Netgalley and took St Martin s up on the offer I m glad I did.The Night Before is a tale of secrets, obsession, and the past acting as an anchor Or is it Laura is a woman o Rosie s sister Laura moved in with her and her husband after a bad breakup When Laura tries to reenter the dating world, she goes out with a man she met on a dating website and doesn t return home the next day But are Rosie and Joe afraid of what her date did to Laura or what she did to him I was invited to read this on Netgalley and took St Martin s up on the offer I m glad I did.The Night Before is a tale of secrets, obsession, and the past acting as an anchor Or is it Laura is a woman on the run from her past, a past that saw her high school boyfriend beaten to death with a baseball bat and a mentally ill man convicted of the crime But is that what really happened As one of the characters says You never really know what s lurking inside someone or something to that effect.The story is split into three timelines Laura with her therapist months before, Laura on the night of, and Rosie after Laura has disappeared It wound up being a great tool for building suspense Misdirection is one of the hallmarks of a good thriller for me and I think Wendy Walker had my number from the first page I made all the wrong assumptions based on the trail she laid down, just like most of the characters I had an inkling something was amiss but couldn t lay my finger on it until it was way too late.I m a gumshoe from way back I ve read a few hundred mystery and suspense novels over the years There s nothing I enjoy than having an author pull the wool over my eyes and make me feel like a rube Wendy Walker accomplished just that Four out of five stars flag 58 likesLike see review View all 5 comments Oct 09, 2018 Rose Traveling Sister rated it liked it review of another edition 3 stars for Wendy Walker s The Night Before, a quick and entertaining read that doesn t linger long after it s finished.Laura wants to be in love She wants it bad, and she always has Her brat pack consists of herself, her sister Rosie, Rosie s husband Joe, and their friend Gabe These four grew up in the same neighborhood, and they ve always gone to great lengths to protect each other Rosie and Joe found love together Gabe found love and success on his own.However, Laura has always been lo 3 stars for Wendy Walker s The Night Before, a quick and entertaining read that doesn t linger long after it s finished.Laura wants to be in love She wants it bad, and she always has Her brat pack consists of herself, her sister Rosie, Rosie s husband Joe, and their friend Gabe These four grew up in the same neighborhood, and they ve always gone to great lengths to protect each other Rosie and Joe found love together Gabe found love and success on his own.However, Laura has always been lost in her own little world She s had a series of almost but not quite relationships, some of which have ended in downright tragedy Then she meets Jonathan Online Cue devious music because omg online relationships are so weird The timeline is split in two one leading up to the date with Jonathan and the second after the date, when Laura has gone missing This book gets it RIGHT in two regards First of all, it ended up being about much than just the night before Laura goes missing There are layers here They re simple layers, like those of a wedding cake rather than those of a magnificent canyon, but layers nonetheless The past and I mean the deep past matter just as much here as the present.Outside of that, there s the treatment of online dating While the idea was rightly lambasted 20 years ago, when online safety was at its minimum, most people now know it s safer to meet someone through a dating app where you can Google them and stalk their social media to know they re a normal person than it is to meet them at a bar or even at work, where they could pretend to be anyone Do I sound like a person who married someone she met through a dating app Because I totes am.However, The Night Before takes advantage of its dual timelines and expects you to wait around for things you will quite likely realize around the halfway point Much of the dialogue is repetitive, which might build suspense but feels a bit like a cop out when it comes to the technical aspects of writing I also felt like I was being explained things that were obvious, which is a pet peeve of mine The best novels are the ones where the author assumes and understands the intelligence of their reader.Overall, check this one out if you get a chance and like quick mysteries I can t promise that it ll end up on your favorites shelf, but I can guarantee you ll feel a need to speed to the end flag 56 likesLike see review View all 8 comments Jan 16, 2019 Selena rated it it was amazing Shelves giveaways, netgalley giveaway Wow, wow, wow, what a wild ride this book is Amazing read with so many twists Laura moves in with her sister Rosie and brother in law Joe after a bad break up After a while she decides she is ready to try dating again She meets an older man through an online dating site Because of her past childhood and her recent break up, she has this strong and odd feeling about him She decides to go ahead and go out on the date anyway, only to disappear Her sister, brother in law and life long f Wow, wow, wow, what a wild ride this book is Amazing read with so many twists Laura moves in with her sister Rosie and brother in law Joe after a bad break up After a while she decides she is ready to try dating again She meets an older man through an online dating site Because of her past childhood and her recent break up, she has this strong and odd feeling about him She decides to go ahead and go out on the date anyway, only to disappear Her sister, brother in law and life long friend, Gabe are frantic and desperate to find her Or is it too late This book is an edge of your seat thriller that will keep you guessing till the very end Thank you to and Netgalley for my free copy I ended up winning it from both companies on the same day I guess it was meant to be flag 53 likesLike see review View all 12 comments Nicola Gipson Fantastic review Selena I love your new profile pic too Really beautiful Jan 28, 2019 02 02AM Selena Nicola wrote Fantastic review Selena I love your new profile pic too Really beautiful Thank you Nicola You are so sweet I am blessed to have Nicola wrote Fantastic review Selena I love your new profile pic too Really beautiful Thank you Nicola You are so sweet I am blessed to have my awesome husband and amazing son Life is good xoxo my friend Jan 28, 2019 07 43AM Sep 29, 2018 Bkwmlee rated it really liked it Shelves fiction, netgalley books, arc direct from publisher The Night Before actually won t be published until next year May 2019 but due to having read Wendy Walker s Emma in the Night last year, I was given the opportunity to read and review this, her newest work, super early so early that the cover isn t even available yet Of course, as with all psychological suspense thrillers, I don t want to reveal too much of the plot, but this book especially, it is necessary to go into it knowing as little as possible I suspect the publisher left th The Night Before actually won t be published until next year May 2019 but due to having read Wendy Walker s Emma in the Night last year, I was given the opportunity to read and review this, her newest work, super early so early that the cover isn t even available yet Of course, as with all psychological suspense thrillers, I don t want to reveal too much of the plot, but this book especially, it is necessary to go into it knowing as little as possible I suspect the publisher left the summary extremely vague for this very reason Having said this, the few teasers I will give is that there are some recurring elements, themes, that are also found in her previous books, however the execution is very different With this one, the story also revolves around two sisters Laura and Rosie and a significant event that happened in their past which plays a huge role in shaping their present lives but that is only scratching the surface of the story This was a thrill ride with quite a few twists and turns that left me stunned and surprised at the end just when I thought I had everything figured out, the rug was pulled out from under me and of course, once again I was completely wrong The way the story was told I thought was interesting and engaging to the point that I felt like I couldn t turn the pages fast enough Alternating between three different timelines therapy sessions from several months ago, events from the night before, and events from the present day the story also shifted between different viewpoints, with the night before chapters narrated by Laura in the first person while the present day was told from Rosie s point of view in third person The format seems complex, but yet, not once did it feel confusing in fact, only a few chapters in, it was easy to become so absorbed into the story that you stop noticing the shifts in format Of course, it also helped that the writing was excellent as is to be expected from Walker and the plot points were well thought out as well as intricately woven into a captivating, twisty story I will leave it at that and say only that this one comes highly recommended No doubt this book will generate a lot of buzz next year when it is released and deservedly so, in my opinion I definitely look forward to what Walker has in store for us next, though before that, I should probably make sure I go back and read her debut thriller and probably her most famous book , All Is Not Forgotten which I m guessing I m one of the few people left who hasn t read yet Received early copy ARC from St Martin s Press via NetGalley. flag 35 likesLike see review View all 14 comments Oct 04, 2018 Jayme rated it it was amazing Shelves netgalley, psychological thriller Twelve hours earlier, she wasHopeful Excited SafeW SHE S GONEThat was all the publisher said, so if they want to be vague, and have readers go in blind, I am not going to say much but, I will give you a smidgen.Excerpt page 2 Lipstick, cherry red I choose the color because it s bright and cheerful It s optimism in a tube And, that s exactly what I need tonight The guest bathroom at my sister s house is impossibly small, with slanted ceilings and a tiny oval mirr Twelve hours earlier, she wasHopeful Excited SafeW SHE S GONEThat was all the publisher said, so if they want to be vague, and have readers go in blind, I am not going to say much but, I will give you a smidgen.Excerpt page 2 Lipstick, cherry red I choose the color because it s bright and cheerful It s optimism in a tube And, that s exactly what I need tonight The guest bathroom at my sister s house is impossibly small, with slanted ceilings and a tiny oval mirror The lipstick hovers on the edge of a pedestal sink I put it on first, so I won t change my mind, rolling that optimism right across my lips Is that not gorgeous writing I had the opportunity to read this through Netgalley super early, in exchange for candid feedback, as this book is not scheduled to be released till May 14th, 2019 All I can say is that if you love thrillers with a twistpre order now.If you have a sister, you have always had to look out forpre order nowIf you love stories told through two narratives, and a transcript, pre order nowI will be making time to go back and read the author s first two books, after reading this oneI would like to thank Netgalley, St Martin s Press and Wendy Walker for the ARC All opinions are my own flag 35 likesLike see review View all 29 comments previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 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  • Author: Wendy Walker
  • ISBN: 1250198674
  • Page: 421
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