by Lisa Jewell
I just finished reading “The Night She Disappeared” by Lisa Jewell. This book came so highly recommended I couldn’t wait to read it. I was so excited to read this author because I do so enjoy her novels. And it was very well written, with wonderfully developed characters, and an emerging story line that was extremely layered and well crafted. The author tied up everything at the end and managed to connect all the characters in some way to the main event of the story which was the disappearance of a young mother Tallulah, and her boyfriend.
I really felt alot of pain for Tallulah’s mom and her grief and frustration was palpable. All the supporting characters were well written as well: I especially liked the character of Sophie and her determination to get to the bottom of the mystery.
But even though the story was well written and the characters were well developed, the story just fell flat for me. I am not sure why, because normally I like books like this one. Maybe it was the main mystery as to why a young woman would disappear without a word to anyone. I am not sure, but I read the whole book hoping that my mind would change.
I will say that the last 50 pages or so were the best part of the book, in my opinion. The ending was satisfactory, but overall, not my favourite read.
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