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Lisa Jewell | The Night She Disappeared

The Book: 

The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell
Published September 7, 2021 by Atria Books
Date read: September 15, 2021

The Characters: 


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The Plot (from Goodreads):

2017: 19 year old Tallulah is going out on a date, leaving her baby with her mother, Kim.

Kim watches her daughter leave and, as late evening turns into night, which turns into early morning, she waits for her return. And waits.

The next morning, Kim phones Tallulah’s friends who tell her that Tallulah was last seen heading to a party at a house in the nearby woods called Dark Place.

She never returns.

2019: Sophie is walking in the woods near the boarding school where her boyfriend has just started work as a head-teacher when she sees a note fixed to a tree.

‘DIG HERE’ . . .

A cold case, an abandoned mansion, family trauma and dark secrets lie at the heart of Lisa Jewell’s remarkable new novel.

How did The Night She Disappeared end?

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The Reveal:

Scarlet had killed Zack when he threatened to take Noah away from Telulah. Her mother helped them hide the body in the tunnel, and they locked Telulah down there as well until they could convince her to leave the country with them. They kept Telulah locked on their private boat for the whole year until the police found her.

Lexi had put the ring on Sophie’s property to point people in the right direction without actually giving up her involvement.

Liam knew about Zack’s body. He had also killed Scarlet’s rapist and left that body in the tunnel too. Scarlet asked him to get rid of both bodies when she heard the police were getting close, but by then Liam was angry at Scarlet’s family for using him. He destroyed the body of the rapist but left Zack’s body to be found, and put the lever somewhere to be found as well.

The Ending:

Telulah kept Toby, Scarlet’s dog.

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