What Happened That Night: A Novel

What Happened That Night: A Novel

by Sandra Block


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ISBN-13: 9781492660293
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 06/05/2018
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 189,379
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Sandra Block is an International Thriller Award finalist and the author of Little Black Lies, The Girl Without a Name, and The Secret Room. She lives in Buffalo, New York, with her husband, two children, and her cute but untrainable yellow lab, Delilah.

Karissa Vacker is a multiple AudioFile Earphones Award-winning narrator with titles spanning several genres. She is a classically trained actor with credits from major regional theaters and also enjoys a career in film and TV. A Texas native, she now calls Los Angeles home.

Joel Richards was the kid who did crazy things just to have a good story to tell afterward. On deciding to make his affection his profession, he received a BFA in acting and a BA in English from the University of Utah. He has narrated over 150 audiobooks and continues to tell his original stories to live audiences.

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What Happened That Night: A Novel 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
GratefulGrandma 5 months ago
What Happened That Night by Sandra Block is a quick, fast, and suspenseful character driven novel. It is also the story of revenge, hate, second chances, and finding oneself. Five years ago Dahlia was attending Harvard University fast tracking her way to become a lawyer. One night Dahlia's roommate convinces her to attend a party. She is brutally gang raped yet with very little memory of the assault the next morning. The police do nothing for her when she reports and her life changes forever. Suffering from PTSD, she moves back home, tries to commit suicide and is taking drugs and drinking. After a period of time, her best friend, whom she met in therapy at a suicide survivor group, convinces her to come back to Boston and take a job as a paralegal. Life is pretty much at a standstill, until the day she finds a group of co-workers watching a video in the break room. What she never expected was that it would be a video of her assault. Flashbacks and memories come flooding to the surface and she wants revenge. It is right around this time that Dahlia meets James. He is an IT specialist and has been admiring her from afar. He seems to be struggling with some issues of his own, it is revealed that he has Aspergers. James and Dahlia form a friendship and he tries to help Dahlia seek revenge on her attackers. If you are not able to read about assault or rape, you might want to pass on this book. The flashbacks of the assault were descriptive enough that it was hard to read. The short chapters had me flying through this novel! The story is told from James and Dahlia's POV and it was very well done. I really liked James' character. It was well-written and very believable. There were several times that I though the story was going to end and bam, there was another twist. I always feel uncomfortable saying I enjoyed a story about other's suffering, but this novel kept me reading to find out what was going to happen next and if Dahlia was going to be able to pay back the men who destroyed her life. When the ending came, I was not ready for it, but overall, this was a very good book and I did enjoy it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book couldnt put it down! Many twists and couldnt wait to find out what happens but hated to see it end
Deb-Krenzer More than 1 year ago
Wow!! A woman was drugged and gets raped on campus and doesn't remember a thing, except birds chirping, men in line, laughing, and, of course, the pain. Now, she suffers from PTSD, imagine that. The last part of this book was killing me. I feared for Dahlia. She was crazy with her revenge. I wanted to holler "you go girl!" so many times but I just couldn't. My fear was so strong for her. That kept me going for like over half of this book. I'm not going to spoil it for you and tell you what happened. Just know if you have a heart problem, you may want to use caution before picking this book. Because mine was beating like crazy and it kept on until the very end. However, if you like really good suspenseful books, pick this one! A really good book that would not let me put it down or go to sleep for a while after I finished. Huge thanks to Sourcebooks Landmark and Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I received an ARC of Sandra Block's What Happened That Night for an honest review. After a night she cannot remember, Dahlia's life is forever changed. A victim of a brutal attack needs to come to terms when she witnesses what happened to her years later. The book follows this heroine and how she comes to terms with events of the past. I thoroughly enjoyed this emotional thriller.
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
What Happened That Night by Sandra Block Mixed feelings on this book…I can see it appealing to New Adult readers wanting a young woman who has been raped to achieve revenge against the group of men that attacked her BUT I am not sure how I feel about what she chose to do to the men to extract that revenge. The way Dahlia and James went about achieving her revenge seemed hard to believe and their relationship was difficult for me to understand. It was an unsettling book and I am still sitting on the fence as to how I feel about it right now. Did I like it? Not sure Was it well written? First person point of view of James and Dahlia with flashbacks – Style fine – Was it believable? Not to me Would I read another book by this author? Perhaps Thank you to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Landmark for the ARC – This is my honest review. 3-4 Stars