“A subtly but relentlessly unsettling novel.” —TANA FRENCH, author of The Witch Elm
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...
“A heart-wrenching and suspenseful novel of betrayal and revenge. Stunning!”
—Carol Goodman, award-winning author of The Night Visitors
“Featuring a brilliantly executed dual timeline with two unforgettable narrators, One Night Gone is a timely and timeless mystery that will keep you obsessively reading well past your bedtime.”
—Paul Tremblay, author of The Cabin at the End of the World
This was really well done - kept me coming back every day to find out what was happening!
Wished for richer character development
This was a pretty good story with a twist that most won’t anticipate. It felt a little rushed and the characters did not have enough time to fully develop. Therefore the main character did not have a strong reason to be so insistent in finding out the truth. Wished for richer character development.
Why does she care
Overly dramatic and emotional writing. The main character comes to town, and suddenly everyone in town is obsesseed with her and being her friend. While she comes to learn about a mystery that happens years ago and becomes extremely obssessed for no reason. What a waste. Totally predictable.