The Night She Went Missing by Kristen Bird (blog tour for Harper Collins!)

Disclaimer: I received this e-arc from the publisher for a book tour. Thanks! All opinions are my own.

Book: The Night She Went Missing

Author: Kristen Bird

Book Series: Standalone

Rating: 3/5

Recommended For…: thriller, mystery

Publication Date: February 8, 2022

Genre: Thriller Mystery

Age Relevance: 17+ (kidnapping, violence, gore, sexual content, missing children)

Explanation of Above: The book mentions and runs under the proposition that the children in the book are either kidnapped or are just missing and their disappearance is the central plot point. There is also violence and gore and mentions of sexual content.

Publisher: MIRA

Pages: 352

Synopsis: An intriguing and twisty domestic suspense about loyalty and deceit in a tight-knit Texas community where parents are known to behave badly and people are not always who they appear to be.

Emily, a popular but bookish prep school senior, goes missing after a night out with friends. She was last seen leaving a party with Alex, a football player with a dubious reputation. But no one is talking.

Now three mothers, Catherine, Leslie and Morgan, friends turned frenemies, have their lives turned upside down as they are forced to look to their own children—and each other’s—for answers to questions they don’t want to ask.

Review: For the most part this was an okay book. The book had a decent premise and the story was pretty well done. The book had well developed characters and decent world building as well. Overall, I liked the story well enough.

However, I thought the book wasn’t suspenseful enough. The beginning gives away the ending and takes the suspense off the table. The book had a lot of moments where there was just useless information thrown around. And I didn’t really understand the issue with the parents, who were badly written and fighting constantly.

Verdict: It was ok, just wouldn’t read again.