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The Night Before
The Night Before | Wendy Walker
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The night before...and the nightmare after. "Ferociously smart." —AJ Finn "Riveting." —Riley Sayer "Addictive." —Liv Constantine "Wonderfully tense." —Aimee Molloy "Irresistible." —Mary Kubica "Impossible to put down." —Megan Miranda Rosie and Laura are as different as two sisters can be. One is stable and has the perfect family. The other struggles to break free from her troubled past. When Laura disappears after going on a blind date, Rosie takes matters into her own hands. But as Rosie begins to search for her sister, her greatest fears come to the surface. Could Laura be more of a danger than the stranger she meets, or is the night before her last night alive? Told in dual timelines—the night before and the day after—The Night Before is a riveting thriller about family loyalty, obsession, and what happens when the desire for love spins out of control.
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Book to read!

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leahsbookishobsession
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FEATURING⇢

Internet Dating
A Many-Layered Mystery
Psychological Thriller
Suspenseful
Twisted & Twisty
With Audio Performed by Saskia Maarleveld & Gabra Zackman

MY RATING⇢ ☆4.7☆STARS - GRADE=A

I was totally wrapped up in this story. On the outside, it's a story about internet dating...but on the inside, it's so......much......more. See My Review here https://leahsbookishobsession2.blogspot.com/2019/07/the-night-before-by-wendy-wa...

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leahsbookishobsession
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FEATURING⇢

Internet Dating
A Many-Layered Mystery
Psychological Thriller
Suspenseful
Twisted & Twisty
With Audio Performed by Saskia Maarleveld & Gabra Zackman

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LOVED this book. It was gripping from the start. It‘s told in dual timelines between two sisters, Laura and Rosie. Laura disappears after going on a date with a man she met online. Rosie is hesitant to call the police due to Laura‘s past and a traumatic childhood event. Can‘t recommend this enough. Thank you #Netgalley, #wendywalker and #orionbooks for an ebook ARC of this book in return for an honest review.

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Enjoying some early morning rays, my book, and some coffee. Perfect start to a Saturday!

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guinsgirlreads
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Heading off to this fabulous event with Wendy Walker, Rebecca Drake, Cate Holahan, Rea Frey and Sara Shepard!! Pics to come!! 🙌🏻😍🤘🏻

riversong153 I love the genre but haven‘t heard of these ladies. Do you have a favorite out of them? What book would you recommend? 4w
guinsgirlreads @riversong153 I‘ve read Rebecca Drake (she‘s local to Pittsburgh) and Wendy Walker.. both are good! Looking forward to reading the others since I do own some of their books 😂! The tagged book is probably my favorite out of the bunch so far. 4w
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everfree7
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I think I preferred her first novel more, but this one was still good.

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everfree7
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Slowly getting into this one...

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Booknerd2 Sweet puppy 💜 1mo
LaceyDoesLit I'm a big fan too!! @Booknerd2 1mo
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guinsgirlreads
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You guys!! I am beyond excited to see this event happening at my local B&N!! I ❤️ Wendy Walker!! And everyone else of course too! But ahhhh!!! 😆😆😆😆

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Told in the alternating voices of two sisters, Laura who has moved back home after a bad breakup and is getting ready for a first date and Rosie, married with child who frantically searches for Laura when she doesn‘t come back from her date. A bit of a slow moving plot but the unexpected twists were more than enough to keep me reading until the end. Enjoyable. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ #Booked2019 #Booked2019spring #nightorientedtitle

BarbaraTheBibliophage Great review. Good job sneaking one more prompt onto your list before the end of the season! 2mo
Cinfhen This was pretty good but unfortunately ultimately forgettable. Great choice for prompt 2mo
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JoScho
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This was an entertaining book told from the perspectives of two sisters. One is married with a family and the other is living with them after a breakup. She goes on a date and doesn‘t come home. This sets off a chain of events, alsoH giving us flashbacks, as her family searches for her. A fun twist or two, a good ending and this makes for a good beach read.

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ambam1987
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weekend read. fast paced thriller! #steerclearofinternetdating

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Godpants
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There is nothing new to this one, but it was a solid page turner. Probably between so-so and a pick for me, but if you want a mindless quick read try it out.

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krissylovesbooks75
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I read this in about a day and a half, it was that good! I always enjoy a book that makes me believe I know what's happening for the whole book, then says "Nope" and flips it.

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Godpants
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So I decided to check out my reviews of the other WW books I‘ve read, and... I don‘t seem to have liked them. Let‘s hope that this is the one that changes my mind! I can‘t remember where the recommendation for this one was from.

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5 crazy stars - what a heart-racing page turner. With so many unexpected thrills and chills I didn‘t want to put it down. The more I read the more unsure I became about Laura and the others motives. I kept asking myself is she guilty (I had already assumed she was a few blocks short of a load).. is her date a serial killer? I was in complete suspense. I loved it‘s very realistic wild twisty ride, fun fun fun!! An ace thriller not to be missed!!

tracey38 This one sounds good. 3mo
la_rose_noire Sounds so good ! Thanks for sharing! 3mo
tammysue @tracey38 @la_rose_noire It‘s the best psych thriller I‘ve read this year so far. Enjoy! 🖤 3mo
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JoScho I‘m about half way through this one. 3mo
tammysue @JoScho How are you liking it? 3mo
JoScho So far I am really enjoying it. 3mo
tammysue @JoScho Great to hear :) 3mo
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Christine11
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I loved All Is Not Forgotten by this author last year so I had high hopes for The Night Before which were mostly met! I didn‘t like it quite as much as I wanted to but it‘s a solid psychological thriller. Full review on my blog now!
https://lifewithallthebooks.com/2019/05/27/the-night-before-by-wendy-walker-revi...
I received this e-arc through Netgalley. My review is my own honest opinion.

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I will say I started this read the first couple of chapter and put it down for a couple days. Very interesting plot twists and turned into a fast read once I picked it back up!

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Plot twists galore, misdirection, unreliable narrators . . . Wendy Walker deftly employs them all without making the result gimmicky. You'll be turning the pages quickly as you try to figure out the truth. So settle in . . . you'll be reading for awhile. I was! ⭐⭐⭐⭐
#VacationReading #vacation2019 #Maui #NetGalley

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Started this three hours ago. Already finished. I did sort of have a feeling about where it was going, but the path it took to get there was SO twisty and great. Definitely a winner. #thenightbefore #wendywalker

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Jemgirl2014
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Although this is not one of the best psychological suspense novels I've ever read, I still enjoyed it. I found both sisters' perspectives interesting and as for twists, I must say that I did not see them coming. One thing I have to say about this story: weirdest online first date ever lol.

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A simple first date takes you down a wild page turning journey through the POV of two sister‘s filled with twist & turns from past to present leaving one sister missing & the other figuring out where her sister is & how much danger she is in. Walker defiantly comes outta nowhere with some plot twist that caught me by surprise. Check out my full review:
https://griplitgrl.wordpress.com/2019/05/18/the-night-before-by-wendy-walker/?pr...

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So happy right now! 😃

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I struggle with the psych thriller/unreliable narrator genre, but this was actually good! What I liked the most about this was that I kept wanting to turn those pages and it didn't do anything unnecessary to try and get a bigger WTF reaction (you know how some in the genre do that). The Night Before was believeable and that is HUGE to me.

Thanks St. Martin's Press!!! #arc #netgalley #thenightbefore #stmartinspress

Chelsea.Poole Ok, you convinced me...I need to read this one! 3mo
Hazel0303 @Chelsea.Poole Yay! I think you'll enjoy it! This was my first Wendy Walker read and a lot of my other book friends seem to like 'Emma In The Night' better, but still liked this one. 3mo
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A murder that followed Laura from her youth, a breakup via a text message, and a blind date she never returned home from.

THE NIGHT BEFORE was a difficult-to-put down, well-carried out psychological suspense that will have you guessing but not guessing correctly.

Read this book if you enjoy characters that you won't be able to figure out, secrets kept, and a shocking ending. 4/5

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k.reads.5 Great review! This is on my TBR since I loved her other two thrillers. 3mo
SilversReviews @pl.2886 It was pretty good...enjoy when you read it, and thanks for commenting. 3mo
tammysue Happy you enjoyed it too Elizabeth, super review! :) 3mo
SilversReviews @whatshesreadingnow Thank you about my review. 😊 Thanks for commenting. 3mo
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There were many interesting reveals and several shocking moments that took place. I liked that Rosie‘s character was uncertain about her sister and it had her on a pendulum between concern and dread. She had truly no idea which way to lean and kept oscillating between feelings which kept me uncertain as to how I felt about the situation as well. That coupled with the insights from Laura‘s perspective gave this story a complex feel.

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Laura‘s putting herself back out there after a bad break up. In one night, Laura will learn that her past doesn‘t have to be her future. https://www.instagram.com/p/BxbDlsDnk3P/?igshid=jhhikvcgw3pc

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Cinfhen
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Thank you #NetGalley and the wonderful people @StMartinsPress for gifting me an ARC of Wendy Walker‘s newest thriller. Once again she delivers a page turning story that will have you gasping out loud. Even when you think you know all the pieces, a new twist throws you off course. This book is available tomorrow and will definitely be one that has people talking. #BeachRead #PoolSide #Thriller

TrishB Stacked - out later this week, will probably wait for a kindle deal. 3mo
Suet624 The Litsy website says I have stacked 2.3K books. It's unimaginable, but now I'm completely embarrassed to stack any more. If I could though, I would stack this one! 3mo
Cinfhen I think that‘s a good plan @TrishB it‘s entertaining and a fast paced read 😊 3mo
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Cinfhen Hahahahaha!!! That‘s hilarious @Suet624 😂😂😂🙌🏻 3mo
TorieStorieS Yay- so glad you enjoyed it too!! ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
Suet624 Can you imagine if I actually tried to read 2.3K books? Good Lord. 3mo
Cinfhen I thought I stacked a lot of books @Suet624 🤪 3mo
Suet624 I can‘t imagine it‘s accurate. 3mo
Mdargusch How many stars do you give it? 3mo
Cinfhen I gave it 3.5 stars @Mdargusch only because I DID figure out the main twist ( and also I‘m a little desensitized to thrillers) I think waiting for a daily deal or library copy is perfectly acceptable 😉 3mo
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Cinfhen
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#NetGalley #ARC Trying to finish up this psychological thriller before publication day, tomorrow. Laura meets a man online who seems almost too good to be true. When she doesn‘t return home after her date, her sister Rosie will lead a #Manhunt to find out what‘s happened to Laura. #StarTrekSummerMay

Cathythoughts Lovely picture ✨✨✨ 3mo
Mdargusch I will be anxiously awaiting your review! 3mo
Megabooks Beautiful flowers!! Excellent use of prompt! 🖖🏻🖖🏻💐 3mo
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Thanks to #NetGalley for helping me discover this #NewToMeAuthor- I loved this dual timeline thriller. The tension builds steadily, with a plot that takes some genuinely unexpected turns! I loved it! And I sure hope that this isn‘t an accurate picture of #ModernLove... #MayMadness #MayMovieMagic

Clwojick This one looks go good! I have it on NetGalley too, so I‘ll need to read it soon 😉 3mo
TorieStorieS @Clwojick I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! I think it hits the bookstore shelves next Tuesday! 😊👏😊 3mo
Cinfhen Up next for me!!! Starting tonight!!! 3mo
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k.reads.5 Great review! I loved her other two thrillers. 3mo
TorieStorieS @Cinfhen Ooo!! Can‘t wait to know what you think of it!! 😊 3mo
TorieStorieS @pl.2886 I promptly added both to my TBR!! And it turns out that I already owned Emma in the Night- so I‘m looking forward to cracking that one open soon!!! 😄😄 3mo
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Walker‘s newest book will keep you guessing until the end. Like her previous books, Walker takes us into the dark side of human nature.

You quickly grasp that something here is just not right, but what is it? And who is it? You will be racing through the pages to find out what happens next. Who is the killer? It will keep you guessing as Walker masterfully leads us along, sometimes deliberately misdirecting us.

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It's told from the perspectives of Laura and her sister Rosie thru two overlapping timelines. Throughout the story you get the idea that Laura is your typical angry woman who got into some trouble as a young girl and is trying to make a change in her life after a really bad breakup.Nothing is what it seems in this story and some of the characters aren't as crazy as you think and some are at a level of crazy that you don't quite see coming.

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FULL REVIEW MAY 14

A murder that followed Laura from her youth, a breakup via a text message, and a blind date she never returned home from.

Psychological suspense that will have you guessing but not guessing correctly.

If you enjoy characters that you won't be able to figure out, secrets kept, and a shocking ending, THE NIGHT BEFORE needs to be in your to-be-read stack. 4/5

k.reads.5 Glad you enjoyed this one, I loved her other two thrillers. 4mo
SilversReviews @pl.2886 Yes...the other two were good. Thanks for commenting. 4mo
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Let me just say that this book is banana pants! Overall a great psychological thriller.

Rosie has always been the good sister, worrying about troubled Laura. But when Laura goes on a date with a guy she met on the internet and doesn‘t come home the next day, Rosie starts to worry. The strange thing is, Rosie is worried about what Laura might have done to the guy.

The Night Before will be released on 5/14/2019.

#NetGalley #arc

MoonWitch94 What an intense premise!!! 4mo
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Starting my 3rd #Netgalley book this weekend. I‘m so far behind that I‘m attempting to make a small dent.

This is Princess in her bed with her tooth sticking out. She‘s a goof ball. #catsoflitsy

wanderinglynn What a cutie! ❤️🐱 4mo
Leftcoastzen 😻 4mo
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CoverToCoverGirl It‘s like looking at a mirror image of my #CallieCat 4mo
Elizabeth2 She‘s gorgeous! 😻 4mo
rretzler 😻 4mo
rretzler My old cat, Matisse, had a tooth that stuck out and he liked to rub his mouth against our arms - of course, his tooth would stab us every time! 4mo
TheLibrarian @rretzler Awww!! I love when animals have a little quirk like that. But it probably wasn‘t pleasant getting stabbed all the time. 4mo
rretzler After awhile we got used to it, especially since we knew it was his way to show us love. 😻 4mo
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My Friday night while finishing up an ebook

PaperbackPirate I was watching and reading too! But I‘m a Dbacks fan. 🐍 5mo
PaperbackPirate Lol! ⚾️ 5mo
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Book 49 of 2019
#netgalley #ebook #arc

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MidnightBookGirl
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Loved her first 2 books, and this was is already pretty compelling!

theladygreer Dang, that's a good cover. 6mo
Linsy Creepy cover! 😱 6mo
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guinsgirlreads
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My full review is on my goodreads, but this one was intense! You will question everyone‘s sanity! If you‘re a psych thriller fan, look for this one in May! Thanks to #netgalley and #stmartinspress for this #galley 🙏🏻👏🏻

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Time for a little ARC reading 🥳

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SassyPants617
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Won an ARC! Nothing better than coming home to a new book after a 14 hour work day 🤓

Monica5 Yay!!! 8mo
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I hope you had a very merry Christmas! We visited family out of town, but we‘re back home tonight.

Have any of you read this yet? Thanks to @StMartinsPress for this free review copy. Pub date is May 2018.

Blurb: “Riveting and compulsive, national bestselling author Wendy Walker‘s The Night Before “takes you to deep, dark places few thrillers dare to go” as two sisters uncover long-buried secrets when an internet date spirals out of control.”

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Doing a little ARC reading on the treadmill 😄

simpledutchgirl I enjoyed reading this arc....a quick read, mental thriller; especially liked the way the author was able to portray a person's thoughts (the ones we all think at times but don't verbalize) also liked how book is so current in timeframe....enjoy! 8mo
guinsgirlreads @simpledutchgirl thanks! I‘m enjoying it so far 8mo
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So pumped for this ARC!! Thanks #netgalley ! Must start it soon! 😍

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And here‘s the other beauty from @Bookartbookmarks !!

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Lisas.Library
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Yay!!! Book mail!!
I love getting ARCs.
The Night Before by Wendy Walker
••Laura Lochner accepts a date with a man through a dating site—and never returns. But what‘s even more chilling is what happened the night before....
release date 5•14•19
Add this one to your TBRs!! @StMartinsPress

cassiopia Added!! 8mo
jillannjohn Sounds good! 8mo
Jemgirl2014 Recommended to my local library so that I won't be too far down on the e-reader list! LOL Thanks for posting! 8mo
Lisas.Library @cassiopia ~ 👍🏻 😊 @jillannjohn ~ right! @Jemgirl2014 ~ smart thinking!! 👍🏻 You‘re welcome 😊 8mo
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The alternating perspectives were incredibly effective. Walker utilizes this technique to reveal a little at a time, not only working the reader into a frenzy, but building on the momentum.

What was most impressive was how Walker made this book feel completely original. It was sharp, clever, and utterly captivating.