Monday, February 7, 2022

Review: The Night She Went Missing by Kristen Bird

The Night She Went Missing
by Kristen Bird

Publisher: MIRA
Pages: 352
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads: 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.

Kritters Thoughts:  Galveston, TX has quite a history in and of itself and there is a family that has generations of history - the Callahan family.  Catherine, recently had a mishap on her job that made for her and her family to move to her husband's hometown of Galveston and their children will attend the prep school that his grandfather founded.  In the prologue their daughter is found unconscious, alive but not responding and we go back in time to find out why this family ended up here and to solve all the mysteries.  

I absolutely loved this book.  Told through many perspectives, the author gives the mothers and Emily each a moment to move the story forward through their points of view.  I loved the twists and turns that this story took as the author is unfolding all the clues as to how Emily ended up in the water and all the secrets that are in this small town.  

This book felt unique with the combination of mom drama with the adults having their own issues while at the same time the kids do as well.  The combination of historical issues and Catherine's newness to the town and the people was fun to watch the interactions.  

When I finished this book - I wanted more.  Excited to see this was a debut and hope that there are more books to come.  

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Ebook 2022 Challenge: 8 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from HarperCollins.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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