Tuesday, March 13, 2012

(33)The Night She Disappeared by April Henry

The Night  She Disappeared

Publication Date: March 13, 2012
Pages: 240

Having a job as a teenager is not all that unusual.  Working at a pizza joint for your part time job is not all that unusual.  Becoming friends with your coworkers is not all that unusual.  Having your coworker disappear while delivering a pizza IS  unusual.  Especially when it was supposed to be your night to run deliveries.

High school senior, Gabie, is working part time at the local pizza joint. With both of her parents being surgeons she doesn't NEED the job like her coworkers do, but she still works for the independence.  Her coworker, Kayla asked her to switch nights because she had a date or something on Friday.  Gabie had nothing planned so she went ahead & made the switch.  It was a bit suspicious to Drew when a call comes in and the customer asks about the girl who drives the black Mini-Cooper, but still Kayla goes out to deliver the pizza.  Only she never returns.

Needless to say, Gabie is freaked out.  The kidnapper asked about HER.  The police try to reassure her in saying that Kayla was abducted by someone she knows, but Gabie isn't buying it at all. Kayla's disappearance brings Drew and Gabie closer as they do everything they can think of to find Kayla.  Even after the police have given up.  Will they be able to find Kayla before the kidnapper takes Gabie, too?

There were some things I liked about this book, the almost interactive feel to the story with the inclusion of police documents, transcripts, newspaper articles, etc..  And there were things I felt were a bit far-fetched, the whole psychic angle, for example.  Bottom line is that The Night She Disappeared is a good mystery/suspense story if you just let yourself get swept away in the story.  If you start over thinking certain aspects you will come away thinking only of it's simplicity and be somewhat irritated.  If you are looking for a fast read to escape your world, grab this one right up and enjoy!


Why I Read...

I remember the carefree summer days when I used to ride my bike to the public library to pick out new books. I would go almost daily to find books to read. I read to learn. I read to explore the world. I read to escape. I read because not reading is not an option.

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