The Night She Disappeared
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The Night She Disappeared

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Gabie drives a Mini Cooper. She also works part time as a delivery girl at Pete's Pizza. One night, Kayla--another delivery girl--goes missing. To her horror, Gabie learns that the supposed kidnapper had asked if the girl in the Mini Cooper was working that night. Gabie can't move beyond the fact that Kayla's fate was really meant for her, and she becomes obsessed with finding Kayla. She teams up with Drew, who also works at Pete's. Together, they set out to prove that Kayla isn't dead--and to find her before she is.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 229 pages
  • 137.16 x 205.74 x 25.4mm | 294.83g
  • St Martin's Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0805092625
  • 9780805092622
  • 689,600

Review quote

"The reader must wait with baited breath to see when and if the characters will uncover the truth as the suspense builds to a fever pitch near the end of the book." --VOYA "Fans of intense page-turners and those who liked Michele Jaffe's Rosebush (Penguin, 2010) or Lucy Christopher's Stolen (Scholastic, 2010) will love this one." --School Library Journal "It's a riveting story...Each chapter is a surprise, and the tension builds steadily until the inevitable climactic face off." --Publishers Weekly "Girl, Stolen grabs your attention with the first page you read. . . . Each page holds new questions that are answered in the most unexpected ways." --VOYA, starred review on Girl, Stolen "Constantly interesting and suspenseful." --Kirkus Reviews on Girl, Stolen "A captivating tale . . . Well-built, complex characters, trapped in their own ways by life's circumstances, which--paired with a relentlessly fast pace--ensures a tense read." --Publishers Weekly on Girl, Stolen "Girl, Stolen is page turning suspense with a clever heroine who meets up with bad luck, bad men, a bad dog, bad weather, bad health and has to face them without seeing them. A nail bitter." --Gail Giles on Girl, Stolen "A unique and clever premise. Cheyenne has to be one of the most resourceful heroines in recent memory." --Todd Strasser, bestselling author of Wish You Were Dead on Girl, Stolenshow more

About April Henry

April Henry is the New York Times bestselling author of many acclaimed mysteries for adults and young adults, including the YA novel Girl, Stolen and the thriller Face of Betrayal, co-authored with Lis Wiehl. She lives in Oregon.show more

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Since I was still in the mood for a crime story, I picked up The Night She Disappeared - and was so pleased to find that it did closely follow the mystery of a missing girl, and the probability of her murder. And even though there were more aspects to the story than just the kidnapping, it worked out well since the kidnapping kept the story moving along quickly. A fast-paced, intriguing story more than makes up for a couple confusing aspects to the book and The Night She Disappeared is a great YA pick for fans of crime TV shows and movies. Reasons to Read: 1.An exciting, exhilerating roller coaster ride of a novel: This book is FAST. You're just thrown into the story, and before you know it, it's all over (too soon). And watching everything unfold is almost sickening in some ways, because we know that stories like this one are all too real. They do happen. It's messed up and sick, but I really did like how it captured and held my attention so easily and really made me feel so much anxiety over the course of the story. 2.A fascinating premise: I thought the idea of the story involving Gabie, and how it was supposed to be Gabie who was kidnapped as completely fascinating. It worked well as a plot device and for setting the story in motion, and offered a frightening perspective from Gabie's point of view. That being said, I wasn't a fan of the numerous perspectives - a number of which I found to be unnecessary. I wish the story had stuck closer to just Gabie and Drew, rather than everyone else around them (and "John Robertson"). Too much of the story was muddles and lost by including so many chapters told from different POVs. As well, too many parts were unbelievable regarding the way the crime was wrapped up and dealt with. It was a little too convenient and neatly tied up for my taste - and I had some issues with the police characters as well because they just seemed too conveniently useless for the story's sake. E-galley received from publisher via Net Galley for my honest review; no other compensation was received.show more
by Brenna Staats
Phew this was a fast read, just a quick couple of hours and it's devoured. I really liked this book. Though it's no secret how much I love thrillers, this one went a step ahead. All the police documents, medical forms and interviews made it more interesting. This isn't much of a mystery, it's a fast paced thriller that keeps you on the edge and makes you want to read until it finished. So I'm glad I started reading it in the evening and could sleep peacefully by the time night arrived. The various POVs work well for this book and I have begun to appreciate books that are written this way. So much better to know what's going inside everyone's head and it keeps things clear instead of all mixed up. In all, if you are looking for a fast-paced thriller, this is a good choice.show more
by Pragya
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