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Publisher's Summary

The night before...and the nightmare after. 

Rosie and Laura are as different as two sisters can be. One is stable and has the perfect family. The other struggles to break free from her troubled past. When Laura disappears after going on a blind date, Rosie takes matters into her own hands.

But as Rosie begins to search for her sister, her greatest fears come to the surface. Could Laura be more of a danger than the stranger she meets, or is the night before her last night alive?

Told in dual timelines - the night before and the day after - The Night Before is a riveting thriller about family loyalty, obsession, and what happens when the desire for love spins out of control.

Praise for The Night Before:

"Wendy Walker proves her ingenuity with her latest hair-raising chiller. Teeming with taut writing, an abundance of jaw-dropping revelations, and Walker's uncanny insight into the dark side of human nature, The Night Before is irresistible." (Mary Kubica, best-selling author of The Good Girl

"Pulse-pounding action makes you race to the finish of this addictive thriller.... The writing sings, and the twists deliver." (Liv Constantine, best-selling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish)

"A dazzling hall-of-mirrors thriller: ferociously smart, furiously paced, and - best of all - honest-to-goodness surprising. All hail Wendy Walker." (AJ Finn, number one best-selling author of The Woman in the Window)

©2019 Wendy Walker (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

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Very Disappointing....

Wendy Walker's books before........ were much, much, much, much better than THE NIGHT BEFORE.

If you are seeking a very compelling read that is impossible to put down, Wendy Walker's ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN is the book you want. EMMA IN THE NIGHT is a good choice, too, even though it did not hold a candle to ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN.

Did Wendy Walker really write THE NIGHT BEFORE? I listened to the entire book because I had faith in the author. The plot was lame and I also did not like all of the sequence shifts. The only positive comment I have is that the narration was excellent.

Sooooo disappointing. A total waste of 8 hours and 43 minutes.

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Pretty good read!

I hadn't read any of the books by this author and I really enjoyed it. I'll be looking into her other books. I wouldn't compare it to a big hit like some of the other psychological thrillers, but it was still pretty good. I'd recommend it. It wasn't the best and the plot wasn't very deep or complex, but I still thought it was pretty good and well told. It did have me guessing and wondering who and what happened throughout quite a bit of the story. Worth the credit in my opinion

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AMAZING!

I’m an audible addict. At least 3 books a week. This book really took me for a ride! I could not stop listening. Made all kinds of excuses to keep listening...gotta take dog for walk, I’ll go to the store, all to keep listening. When i finished I would say this is as good as (dare I say this, as this is overly compared) gone girl, if not better. I don’t want to give anything away but this book is very suspenseful !

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Twist worthy

I started this book literally “the night before” today. I couldn’t stop listening. Finished this morning. Other reviewers wrote that it was predictable. I don’t think it so. Author gave you several twists, several possible scenarios. Great narration.

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Just ok for me ...

I like this book, but I felt disconnected from the characters, almost like I didn't understand what was going on with Laura or why she was really in therapy ... i didn't get her childhood. But as the story went on, it became more clear there were twists and turns, but some were completely unnecessary.. in the end the book was ok, but not great. One thing i did love though was the psychology throughout the book. I found that very interesting, more interesting than the twists..

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Don't miss out on this thrilling read!

It comes as no surprise when I say it's always the ones we least expect to do the most shocking things. They're always right under our nose and we never see it until it's much too late.

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Fast-paced story!

The story keeps you guessing throughout! Never knowing who are the good guys & who are the bad guys!

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Good twist at the end

The book had a great couple twists at the end; but it took so long to get there. It took me a while to dedicate the time to finish the book unfortunately.

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Too Predictable

This is one for The Life Time Movie Crowd. One could figure the plot out in the first seven chapters. Mindless literature.

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The Night Before

It’s an okay book. It kept my interest enough to keep listening but barely. No great storyline. I would save my credit and find something better.