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Title: The Night She Disappeared
Author: April Henry
Publisher: Henry Holt
Publication Date: March 13, 2012
Source: Thanks Netgalley and Henry Holt!
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Summary: 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
Review: If I had to describe The Night She Disappeared I'd say that it was part mystery, and part really creepy!
The Night She Disappeared actually has alternating chapters between Drew, the boy who answered the fatal phone call, and Gabie, the girl who should have been kidnapped. There are multiple other chapters from various points of view that really added to the story. I loved that and little tidbits from newspapers, transcripts from calls and TV shows that related to the case of Kayla's kidnapping!
The main problem I had with this one is the characters. I just couldn't relate to them, but I really wished that I could!
The last 70 pages of the story are so gripping! You just have to know what happened to Kayla, the kidnapped girl. It gets very intense and I was going crazy because I just had to get to the end.
Overall, The Night She Disappeared is a creepy read that ends up being really exciting. I'd definitely recommend it to someone that's looking for something different.
Rating: 3.5 stars