Book Review: The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell

Reviewed by Crystal Taylor-Griffen, Library Assistant at Charles City Public Library


Tallulah and her boyfriend Zach leave their infant son to go to a party one night. They never come home. Everyone in the town thinks its just two teenagers in love, who ran off to be together. Everyone except Tallulah’s mom Kim. She knows that’s not happened; her daughter would never leave her one-year-old son. Her protests that her daughter and boyfriend would not leave their son behind are ignored as police are unable to find any evidence showing foul play.

A year passes with no sign of the young couple. Until a new arrival to town, Sophie, finds a mysterious note on her back fence that says “Dig Here.” What she finds in that shallow hole blows open the cold case of the missing teenagers. Sophie, a mystery author, is immediately captivated by the details of the case and you will be too. This suspenseful tale will keep you on the edge of your seat. What happened to the couple? Are they still alive? Find out by checking out The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell at Charles City Public Library or electronically through