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  • The Night She Disappeared

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  • Written by: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (1,025 ratings)

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The Night She Disappeared

Written by: Lisa Jewell
Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
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Publisher's Summary

A 2022 Audie Award Finalist

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone comes “her best thriller yet” (Harlan Coben, New York Times bestselling author) about a young couple’s disappearance on a gorgeous summer night, and the mother who will never give up trying to find them.

On a beautiful summer night in a charming English suburb, a young woman and her boyfriend disappear after partying at the massive country estate of a new college friend.

One year later, a writer moves into a cottage on the edge of the woods that border the same estate. Known locally as the Dark Place, the dense forest is the writer’s favorite place for long walks and it’s on one such walk that she stumbles upon a mysterious note that simply reads, “DIG HERE.”

Could this be a clue towards what has happened to the missing young couple? And what exactly is buried in this haunted ground?

“Utterly gripping with richly drawn, hugely compelling characters, this is a first-class thriller with heart” (Lucy Foley, New York Times bestselling author) that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

©2021 Lisa Jewell. All rights reserved. (P)2021 Penguin Audio. All rights reserved.

What the critics say

"Froggatt works to bring distinctive voices to the key players and is particularly effective at voicing Kim, who is now caring for her grandson because her daughter has disappeared. She also shifts effortlessly to the posh accents of the wealthy neighbors. Jewell provides listeners with appealing and well-rounded personalities and atmospheric settings. This thriller will keep listeners engaged." (AudioFile Magazine)

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Best yet

I have listened to all of Lisa jewel audio books and this is by far, the absolute best! Riveting

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couldn't wait to finish

I enjoyed the story, the periodic summation of story before going on to the next major events in the book.
I particularly liked the theatrical reading and would enjoy more books done by the narrator Joanne Froggatt.

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Good story line

This book jumps from present to past throughout and you really have to pay attention. There are lots of characters in the book and it can be confusing at times. I liked the book and the storyline was great.

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Wow

Lisa does it again! I’ve only ever LISTENED to her books… never knew how much I would enjoy her stories reading them! Constantly searching for her next novel!

The narration was FANTASTIC! I felt gripped by this novel from the first chapter…. So many twists and turns… some I will admit I predicted, but still left me with a sense of AWE when it happened!

Fantastically done… I would listen again!

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loved it!

this story kept me guessing right up to the last minute! wonderful suspense. definitely my favourite of this author's books thus far. highly recommend it.

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Amazing

What a read, what a ride. Exceptional all round. Immediately you are drawn into the story, waiting for each new surprise.

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Nothing Special

I really wanted more from this book. It was enough to keep my interested throughout but I wasn’t consumed by the overall plot. The shock factor was quite low.

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Not bad but saw it all coming

I guessed the ending about 2 hours in but regardless it was a fairly good listen, definitely not her best though. Narration was very good!

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slow

I usually love this authors books. I found this slow. Some characters seemed to have no real purpose or story lines that were irrelevant. No major twists. Found myself wanting it to end just to find out. End was a let down too.

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Amazing Narration

Joanne Froggat is an incredible narrator. Impeccable in every way. The story kept me reading well past bedtime. Couldn’t put it down. Surprise ending.

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  • Kelly
  • 2021-09-10

Oh my… gave me chills

I’m already a fan of Ms. Jewell but she really outdid herself on this book. I enjoyed every single moment!
This is a mystery, heavily character driven as is her signature style.
It very much sets her books apart from others ,especially in this genre, which has a tendency to be made up of very one dimensional ppl.
Also, I need a book that not only entertains me but makes me feel something. This one has all of those feels. For me , this is an example of a book that ticks all of the boxes.
It’s very hard to just rewrite the blurb because the book is so much more. Sometimes it’s better to just dive in. As described it is a missing persons story of which there are many ,but as I said, that doesn’t do it justice. I don’t think a synopsis from me would really help you decide. If you like her style of writing you will love this book.
Now the wait until the next one!

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  • Empathy
  • 2021-09-08

Love Lisa Jewell!

Great story! Narration by Joanne Froggat brought the story to life. This was heartwarming and disturbing at the same time. The type of story that keeps me buying every Lisa Jewell audible book. Perfect timing for a good book, and a much needed escape from life.

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  • A. Stowe
  • 2021-09-08

Great characters and suspense

This latest Lisa Jewell book is great. Like most of her books, it flips from present day back and forth to the recent past, but it is easy to follow. It has great development of characters and their relationships. It has great suspense as what happened is gradually revealed. It will hold your interest until the end. And it wraps up every thread of the story. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Jennifer Shine
  • 2021-09-14

Confusing ridiculous story

The story jumps around so much that it was extremely difficult to track, especially as an audiobook. It continually jumps between time periods and characters yet the narrator was always the same so if you missed that one chapter transition you had no idea where you were. The ending felt like the author was under time pressure to tie up the story and came up with just a ridiculous ending. I finished it but only because I’m in bed with a broken foot and had nothing else to do.

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  • Bookworm64
  • 2021-09-23

Don’t waste your credit

Language was horrible and totally unnecessary. Won’t be listening to this author ever again! Ugh

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-09-09

Best book all summer

I loved this mystery from start to finish. Excellent story, interesting characters. Loved the narrator too:)

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  • Che
  • 2021-09-12

Lisa Jewell does it again!

Lisa Jewell's books always hooks readers from the beginning and build immensely. The Night She Disappeared was no exception! Definitely one of her best books yet, her newest novel leaves readers wanting more. I have read just about all of her books and personally can't wait for another. If you've never read her books before, I high recommend this one. If you like this one, you will love her other work too!

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  • Cathy Sykora
  • 2021-09-09

Overall good read

The performance was good. The story was good but predictable. The characters weren’t very engaging.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-09-12

Fantastic narration

Well done all around. Finally a reader who can do multiple voices without it being cringe.

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  • JennDee33
  • 2021-09-12

Might be my new favorite!

Loved this! Great plot, great characters, loved how it unfolded. A must read if you love mystery!

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