The Night Before by Wendy Walker

the night before

4.5/5 stars


Fiction – Thriller

Goodreads Summary

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…


This book is all sorts of crazy! I was sucked in immediately, trying to figure out what in the world was going on!

Have you ever read a book and throughout it you’re thinking am I missing something?! Well, this book did that but in a perfectly cunning way that forces you to keep reading to make sure you aren’t losing your mind. If there had been more, I probably would have stopped reading and if there had been less, I would have been bored. It was quite brilliantly done! From chapter to chapter, the author continues to build on the suspense, revealing just a little bit more to keep you thinking you may possibly be able to make sense of all of this.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a fast-paced thriller! I have no doubt it will keep you interested and on the edge of your seat.

Have you read any of Wendy Walker’s other books? If so, let me know what you thought!

Available May 14th!

Thank you to Wendy Walker & St. Martin’s Press for my Advance Reader Copy. All opinions expressed are my own.

Author Wendy Walker’s website

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