The Night She Disappeared

The Night She Disappeared

by April Henry
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The Night She Disappeared by April Henry

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.

Gabie can't move beyond the fact that Kayla's fate was really meant for her. She becomes obsessed with finding Kayla and teams up with Drew, who also works at Pete's. Together they set out to prove that Kayla isn't dead—and hopefully to find her before she is—in The Night She Disappeared by April Henry.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250016744
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication date: 03/05/2013
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 48,556
Product dimensions: 5.72(w) x 8.08(h) x 0.71(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

April Henry is the author of many acclaimed mysteries for adults and young adults, including Girl, Stolen. Her novel Face of Betrayal, which she cowrote with Lis Wiehl, was a New York Times bestseller. She lives in Oregon.

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The Night She Disappeared 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 44 reviews.
cubicleblindnessKM More than 1 year ago
This book went by way to fast. I enjoyed the way that it's story played out. It's not told from one or two peoples perspectives but really unravels as a movie would. We see the different views of each person that becomes involved somehow in the kidnapping case. Drew-(the last one to see Kayla) Gabie- (the one that was supposed to have been kidnapped) Kayla- (the kidnapped) the kidnapper- (spoilery statement stricken) The police officers (investigation and questioning of people involved or suspect) The Parents of the Kids above (psychics, media interviews and family) It's a suspenseful thriller, you don't know exactly what is going to happen to Kayla, the kidnapper is creepy and dangerous. But it was a gripping and intense read from the first page. There was a little bit of break from the direct kidnapping story when Gabie and Drew form a closeness and are confused emotionally about whether their feelings are real or if it's the situation and need to feel and talk to each other about what has happened. I was impressed by the ending and think that the format of the book was very well put together. I am a huge horror fan, and it was nice to see a little bit of creep factor and suspense, it's been over a year since reading a book similar to the thrill I got when I picked up this one and was sad that it was so short, but I intend on searching for more similar to this because I had a great time reading it.
Amber_Elise More than 1 year ago
REVIEW BASED ON AN ADVANCED COPY. 4.5 stars April Henry's young adult thriller is exciting and will have you sitting at the edge of your seat until the very last page! Gabie, Drew and Kayla all work together at a pizzeria. When Kayla goes missing one night, Drew tells Gabie that the kidnapper let it slip that Gabie was his first choice and her world is turned upside down. While the rest of the town thinks that Kayla is dead, Drew and Gabie fight to find clues to prove that she is still alive. This book had me hooked from the opening line. The plot was rather straight forward but it moved at a rapid pace with clues and revelations happening in almost every chapter. Nothing ever dragged, it seems that April Henry has perfected the art of giving the readers just enough information to have them begging for more. All of the characters were central to the plot. The book follows the perspective of a different character each chapter so it's easy to get into his or her head and follow how this character can aid in Kayla's recovery. Drew, the last person to see Kayla before her disappearance, was an admirable character and Gabie's loyalty to Kayla was touching. I loved all of the characters, their interactions, and how they played a role in the plot. Henry also adds tidbits of information to make the characters more interesting, like the scuba diver explains his process and his history as a diver, and Drew explains how pizzas are made and what the ingredients are like. Little things like that made the novel seem more real and inviting. The writing style is what made me give this book such a high rating, not only is writing absolutely flawless, the style captures the reader's attention. Like I stated earlier, each chapter follows the actions or thoughts of another central character which makes the novel more interesting than just following one character throughout the novel. Also, Henry includes fun tidbits like Kayla's latest fortune cookie, transcripts between the police and suspects, and evidence lists. Henry's ability to play with the format of the book and how she revealed some information made the book more fun to read! The Night She Disappeared is extremely fun novel that will keep you on your toes until the mystery is solved. I dare you to NOT devour this book in one sitting! Recommended: I recommend this book for fans of thriller mystery novels told from various perspectives.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I ever read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book. It was fast-paced and very interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite book in the whole world. Idont know why i didnt pick iit earlier.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this book at the library bc i'd heard lots of good things about it....andit was amazing! The constant tension and mystery just blew me away, and the format of the book was amazing and read like a movie. I finihed it in two hours an now i'm on the hunt for more of april henry's work! Wish i couldgiveit ten stars!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could'nt put it down... literaly. I started reading at 5:00 pm, and did'nt stop til i finished around 4:30
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
New author, impossible to put down.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was one of the 5 books that I have read by April and it was my favorite! I could not put it down. It was so detailed and made you feel like you were actually witnessing everything in the story taking place. I loved it!
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StephanieTiner More than 1 year ago
What would you do if your friend was kidnapped making a delivery at work? What would you do if you discovered that the kidnapper had asked for you? One Wednesday night, Kayla left Pete's Pizza to make a delivery and returned. When the order came in, the man on the phone asked for the girl in the Mini Cooper; Gabie. The police have no leads and no one believes Kayla is still alive, no one but Gabie. Can Gabie figure out who wanted her before it s too late? I found this book to be interesting but I hesitate to say that I liked it. To be honest, most of the book I just wanted to slap the characters in the face. The character Gabie kept having these antics that in no way helped with finding Kayla or discovering who the kidnapper was. The police officer acts like an arrogant, pigheaded know it all, which helped to shape his personality, but at the same time his police work seemed to be poorly executed investigating. However, despite my desire to smack these characters, I was quickly pulled into the story, waiting to know what would happen next and who the kidnapper was and why this had happened. At the end I was a little disappointed because something that I wish had been explained better. As a whole I would give this book three of five stars. I look forward to reading more from this author. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys realistic fiction and a good mystery.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book gets you hooked from the very beginning and keeps you hooked. The story is told from multiple perspectives, including the kidnapee and the kidnaper. Despite it being told from multiple perspectives it is very easy to follow. I recommend this book to anyone.
MissPrint More than 1 year ago
Gabie drives a Mini Cooper. She works at Pete's Pizza where she makes deliveries. She's the girl the customer asked for on Wednesday when Kayla was making deliveries. Gabie is the girl that would have been taken if she and Kayla hadn't swapped shifts. Now Kayla is gone. Gabie can't stop thinking about how it should have been her that night. Drew--the boy who took the call--keeps wondering if he should have done something. With Kayla dead or maybe worse, Gabie becomes obsessed with the investigation and--if she can--with finding Kayla. Riddled with guilt and his own desire to see help both girls, Drew decides to help. With time running out and few leads, Gabie and Drew will have to work together to prove that Kayla is alive and to find Kayla before she isn't anymore in The Night She Disappeared (2012) by April Henry. The Night She Disappeared is a well-assembled page-turner with a multimedia aspect as receipts, news clippings and other ephemera are interspersed to help tell the story. Short chapters with varied viewpoints and Henry's straightforward prose make this book very readable with appeal for both avid and reluctant readers. Although Gabie's connection to Kayla pushes the limits of plausibility in this contemporary mystery, it still does add a unique dimension to the story. With no supernatural sideline and minimal romance, The Night She Disappeared is more in the vein of traditional mysteries as Gabie and Drew move through their investigation. Every piece works well here to create a tense narrative that builds to a surprising, action-packed conclusion. Possible Pairings: Find Me by Romily Bernand, I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga, Acceleration by Graham McNamee, Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield, Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott, Missing Abby by Lee Weatherly, Wherever Nina Lies by Lynn Weingarten, Cathy's Book: If Found Call 650-266-8233 by Jordan Weisman and Sean Stewart
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVED this book! And I'm going to read another book by  April Henery! She is an amazing author and I can't wait to get  my eyes on another story she wrote!! The ending almost made me  cry!(happy tears!) You have to read this!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
luna7001 More than 1 year ago
The Night She Disappeared The Night She Disappeared, written by April Henry is a New York best seller. April grew up in a small town in Oregon. She’s always had an interest in reading and writing. Her favorites are mysteries and thrillers. It’s what she’s known best for in her novels. She has written over a dozen of them and enjoys doing so. In the book, “The Night She Disappeared” Gabie and Kayla two young women that work at Pete’s Pizza as pizza delivery girls with a coworker named Drew. Kayla goes missing one night while delivering a pizza to a false address. Gabie is shocked when she finds out that Kayla’s fate was really ment for her after a mysterious caller had ask, “is the girl in the mini cooper  delivering tonight?” Gabie and Drew work together and set out to find Kayla.  This book is primarily based on a true story. It had happened a few years back after April had wrote it. She wanted to get the news out kidnappings and murders happen everywhere. My thoughts on the book were good. The book kept me interested and focused threw out the whole time I read it. I really enjoyed reading it. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys thrillers and mysteries.
eternalised More than 1 year ago
A dark, unsettling, sometimes creepy mystery that was exactly like I hoped it would be, and more. Usually only supernatural things happen to scare me, but here the idea that Gabie was actually the target, that someone was after her, was enough to scare me. The writing was great and the characters had plenty of personality, especially Gabie. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
IleahWalter More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this story! One of the reviews says " most readers will read it all in one night." and that is exactly what happened to me. It is a very well done mystery story that makes you not want to put it down- ever! You will want to read it until it is over and then sit and ponder the story for a few minutes before realizing you just spend all night reading- which is not a bad thing whats so ever.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was ok.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a thrilling and suspensful book that you wont be able to put down once you start! It talks about friendship, and that you should never give up on someone. I recomend this book to all ages! It keeps you going... i finished it in the car on my way to florida from SC!! :) go buy it now!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I realy want the book but i order a lot from my library. Is it that good that i should buy ir on my nook or should i just order it from my library? Reply to SUPEY WHY
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazin i loved how it kep you on the edge of your seat