The Night She Disappeared

The Night She Disappeared

Book - 2012
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Told from various viewpoints, Gabie and Drew set out to prove that their missing co-worker Kayla is not dead, and to find her before she is, while the police search for her body and the man who abducted her.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780805092622
9781250016744
Branch Call Number: TEEN HENR
Characteristics: 229 p

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TabbyKat
Mar 24, 2015

I loved this book, it starts off slow, but leaves you so curious you can't put it down and the pay off is a fantastic, fast paced ending, I would recommend it, especially if you liked Girl, Stolen (this book is even more fantastic)

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Siennarose
Oct 12, 2014

loved it

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hd93
Oct 07, 2013

Very slow, boring read. Would not recommend.

branch_reviews Nov 16, 2012

REVIEW 1: One night 17-year-old Kayla borrows her co-worker’s car and leaves Pete’s Pizza to deliver an order…and…she never comes back. Her co-worker, Gabie, learns the caller had actually asked if the girl in the Mini Cooper was working, and she realizes that the kidnapper had probably been targeting her, not Kayla.Gabie asks herself question after question - Why had the caller asked about her? Why had he taken Kayla? Is Kayla still alive? Was it one of their regular customers who had taken her? Is he going to come back for Gabie? What can she do to find Kayla, if she is still alive? Gabie and her friend Drew (who also works at Pete’s) are convinced that Kayla must still be alive and they work together to try to find her. The story moves quickly as it is told through the voices of the different characters. As well, Henry includes transcripts of the police reports, newspaper articles and images of items found on Kayla’s dresser, the MISSING poster and the pizza order that initiated the terrible events. This collage of storytelling techniques makes the narrative all the more real, all the more intense - a “fast-paced, gripping thriller”. For more mysteries, check out Henry’s website www.aprilhenrymysteries.com. Reviewed by SK. REVIEW 2: The phone call comes. A male voice asks for a pizza to be delivered. 17 year old Kayla leaves to fill the pizza order… and never comes back. What can be creepier than having your co-worker mysteriously disappear one night? How about if you find out later that the man that abducted Kayla actually asked if it would be YOU making the delivery!? This is exactly what happens to Gabie Klug. It was supposed to be Gabie working the night Kayla was abducted. The girls had switched shifts. It should have been Gabie making that fateful pizza delivery. It should have been Gabie that was taken... and she knows it. She is terrified for Kayla and terrified for herself. Is Kayla alive? Is she suffering? Will the abductor come back for Gabie… the girl he really wanted? This is a fast-paced that reads like an episode of CSI or Criminal Minds. A great thriller! Reviewed by TC

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