The Night Before︱Book Review

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The Night Before by Wendy Walker
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Publication: Date 14 May 2019
Price: Amazon Kindle – $13.99
Amazon Hardcover – $17.70
Amazon Paperback – $14.40


Laura Lochner has never been lucky in love. She falls too hard and too fast, always choosing the wrong men. Devastated by the end of her last relationship, she fled her Wall Street job and New York City apartment for her sister’s home in the Connecticut suburb where they both grew up. Though still haunted by the tragedy that’s defined her entire life, Laura is determined to take one more chance on love with a man she’s met on an Internet dating site.

Rosie Ferro has spent most of her life worrying about her troubled sister. Fearless but fragile, Laura has always walked an emotional tightrope, and Rosie has always been there to catch her. Laura’s return, under mysterious circumstances, has cast a shadow over Rosie’s peaceful life with her husband and young son – a shadow that grows darker as Laura leaves the house for her blind date.

When Laura does not return home the following morning, Rosie fears the worst. She’s not responding to calls or texts, and she’s left no information about the man she planned to meet. As Rosie begins a desperate search to find her sister, she is not just worried about what this man might have done to Laura. She’s worried about what Laura may have done to him…

My Review:

This is my first read by Wendy Walker and boy what a wild ride! Told in two (technically three) perspectives, Laura and Rosie as well as Laura’s past sessions with Dr. Brody. There was a great balance between the two and you got a real understanding of Laura, our main character, and her relationship with her sister Rosie.

This definitely was a slow start for me. It took me a little bit to get into the story but once I got a few chapters in, I was hooked and couldn’t and didn’t want to put this down. This was such a page turner!! I had absolutely no clue what was going to happen or who was behind everything. I probably guessed a million times and each time I thought it was one person, another looked and acted suspicious. I went through the entire list of characters in this story thinking that they were the cause and it really kept me on my toes. I felt like I couldn’t trust a soul.

This is the perfect book if you’re looking for a quick thriller read! I highly recommend this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ book!

Thank you St. Martin’s Press, NetGalley and Wendy Walker for giving me a chance to read the ebook for an honest review.

About Wendy:

Wendy Walker is a former family law attorney in Fairfield County, Connecticut who began writing while at home raising her three sons. She published two novels with St. Martin’s Press and edited multiple compilations for the Chicken Soup for the Soul series before writing her debut psychological thriller, All is Not Forgotten in 2016. Her second thriller, Emma In The Night, was released the following year. Her latest novel, The Night Before, will be published on May 14, 2019.

Wendy earned her J. D., magna cum laude, at the Georgetown University Law Center where she was awarded the American Jurisprudence award for her performance in Contracts and Advanced Criminal Procedure. She received her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Brown University and attended The London School of Economics and Political Science as part of her undergraduate studies.

Prior to her legal career, Wendy was a financial analyst at Goldman, Sachs & Co., in the mergers and acquisitions group. She has also volunteered at the ACLU, Connecticut Legal Services and Figure Skating in Harlem where she served on the Board of Directors for over twelve years.

Wendy is currently writing her fourth thriller while managing a busy household.

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