Riveting 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.
Laura Lochner has never been lucky in love. She falls too hard and too fast, always choosing the wrong men. Devastated by the end of her last relationship, she fled her Wall Street job and New York City apartment for her sister’s home in the Connecticut suburb where they both grew up. Though still haunted by the tragedy that’s defined her entire life, Laura is determined to take one more chance on love with a man she’s met on an Internet dating site.
Rosie Ferro has spent most of her life worrying about her troubled sister. Fearless but fragile, Laura has always walked an emotional tightrope, and Rosie has always been there to catch her. Laura’s return, under mysterious circumstances, has cast a shadow over Rosie’s peaceful life with her husband and young son – a shadow that grows darker as Laura leaves the house for her blind date.
When Laura does not return home the following morning, Rosie fears the worst. She’s not responding to calls or texts, and she’s left no information about the man she planned to meet. As Rosie begins a desperate search to find her sister, she is not just worried about what this man might have done to Laura. She’s worried about what Laura may have done to him…
The Night Before is one of those books I picked up based completely on the author. I honestly didn’t know what it was about, but if it was anything like Wendy Walkers first book, All is Not Forgotten, I would love it.
I was right!! The Night Before was a wonderful mix of suspense, mystery, and misdirection. The author has you questioning everyone and even wondering if Laura really was responsible and just got away with murder like they all said.
I’m happy to say even I didn’t see it all coming and had no idea how dark it would get before we learned the truth. For me the sign of a wonderfully written suspense book is one that keeps me engaged and guessing up until the very end but can still hit you with something you wouldn’t have guessed. The Night Before is that book. Wendy Walker gets you so lost in the story you are a part of it.
I Loved this book and recommend it to any suspense/thriller lover. I can’t wait for this authors next great book.