One Night Gone by Tara Laskowski | Review

One Night Gone| Tara Laskowski | Graydon HousePub: October 1, 2019| Pages: 337

I actually really liked this book! I found it to be quite atmospheric and gripping!

Maureen, a young girl seeks a fresh start in Opal Beach, a beautiful beach town. She is an outsider who observes the lives of the wealthy and elite. She's made friends, and despite being a "summer girl," she intends to make an impression and be involved in these people's lives. She's young, full of hopes, goals, and plans. However, one night, she vanishes, never to be seen or heard from again.

Thirty years later, Allison Simpson decides to take a house-sitting job in Opal Beach. She's also seeking a fresh start after losing her job due to a live outburst on television about her cheating husband. She's divorced, jobless, and ashamed, and she's seeking a change of scenery.

She soon becomes interested in the disappearance of the young girl who went missing. This disturbs many people in the community and Allison soon fears for her own safety.

The story is told in dual POVs, both Maureen’s perspective and Allison’s perspective, which made it much more interesting and intriguing for me!

So much mystery and suspense! Plus, the setting of the book made it so eerie, and the ending was quite unexpected and surprising!

If you are looking for a fast-paced book that will keep you entertained, you will not be disappointed with this one!

Thank you to HARLEQUIN - Graydon House Books for providing me with an electronic ARC of this book via NetGalley. As usual, my reviews are my honest and unbiased opinions.


It was the perfect place to disappear...

One sultry summer, Maureen Haddaway arrives in the wealthy town of Opal Beach to start her life anew—to achieve her destiny. There, she finds herself lured by the promise of friendship, love, starry skies, and wild parties. But Maureen’s new life just might be too good to be true, and before the summer is up, she vanishes.

Decades later, when Allison Simpson is offered the opportunity to house-sit in Opal Beach during the off-season, it seems like the perfect chance to begin fresh after a messy divorce. But when she becomes drawn into the mysterious disappearance of a girl thirty years before, Allison realizes the gorgeous homes of Opal Beach hide dark secrets. And the truth of that long-ago summer is not even the most shocking part of all...


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