The Night She Disappeared by April Henry

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...the story just falls flat and feels rushed.


Gabie drives a Mini Cooper. She also works part time as a delivery girl at Pete's Pizza. One night, Kayla—another delivery girl—goes missing. To her horror, Gabie learns that the supposed kidnapper had asked if the girl in the Mini Cooper was working that night. Gabie can't move beyond the fact that Kayla's fate was really meant for her, and she becomes obsessed with finding Kayla. She teams up with Drew, who also works at Pete's. Together, they set out to prove that Kayla isn't dead—and to find her before she is.


About April Henry

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April Henry is the New York Times bestselling author of many acclaimed mysteries for adults and young adults, including the YA novels Girl, Stolen and The Night She Disappeared, and the thriller Face of Betrayal, co-authored with Lis Wiehl. She lives in Oregon.
Published March 13, 2012 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 238 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Children's Books. Fiction
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Below average
Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on Feb 05 2012

The police seem amazingly obtuse, Gabie’s belief that Kayla is alive is given not realistic... and the third quarter has some pacing problems.

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Reviewed by Publishers Weekly on Feb 06 2012

...a riveting story that many readers will finish in one sitting, full of suspects... along with the variety of voices, make the events feel all the more real.

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Novel Novice

Reviewed by Sara on Mar 05 2012

Henry... deftly handles the chaos that surrounds such a big picture crime, and how it affects the people closest to the case.

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Reviewed by Rebecca on Mar 17 2012

The unique touch Henry’s given it makes it even more intriguing for the reader and leaves you with a hard time getting the story out of your head.

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Below average
Reviewed by Nicole on Mar 13 2012

...the story just falls flat and feels rushed.

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Lectus cn 8 Aug 2013

I couldn't put down this book, not because it was overly thrilling but because it was real enough that it kept me interested.

Kayla, Drew and Gabie work at at pizza place. One day, Kayla asked Gab...

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Story Seekers 5 Sep 2013

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