Normal view MARC view ISBD view

One night gone : a novel /

by Laskowski, Tara [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Graydon House, [2019]Description: 337 pages ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9781525832192; 1525832190.Subject(s): Divorced women -- Fiction | Housesitting -- Fiction | Missing persons -- Pennsylvania -- Fiction | Secrecy -- Fiction | Pennsylvania -- Fiction | Thrillers (Fiction) | Fiction | Suspense fictionSummary: "One sultry summer, Maureen Haddaway arrives in the wealthy town of Opal Beach to start her life anew — to achieve her destiny. There, she finds herself lured by the promise of friendship, love, starry skies, and wild parties. But Maureen’s new life just might be too good to be true, and before the summer is up, she vanishes. Decades later, when Allison Simpson is offered the opportunity to house-sit in Opal Beach during the off-season, it seems like the perfect chance to begin fresh after a messy divorce. But when she becomes drawn into the mysterious disappearance of a girl thirty years before, Allison realizes the gorgeous homes of Opal Beach hide dark secrets. And the truth of that long-ago summer is not even the most shocking part of all ..."--Provided by publisher.
    Average rating: 0.0 (0 votes)
Item type Home library Collection Shelving location Call number Status Date due Barcode
Books Books Altadena Main Library
Adult Collection Adult Fiction FIC LAS Available 39270004872747

Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

A Finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark Award, Agatha Award, and Lefty Award<br> <br> "A subtly but relentlessly unsettling novel." --TANA FRENCH, author of The Witch Elm<br> <br> It was the perfect place to disappear...<br> <br> One sultry summer, Maureen Haddaway arrives in the wealthy town of Opal Beach to start her life anew--to achieve her destiny. There, she finds herself lured by the promise of friendship, love, starry skies, and wild parties. But Maureen's new life just might be too good to be true, and before the summer is up, she vanishes.<br> <br> Decades later, when Allison Simpson is offered the opportunity to house-sit in Opal Beach during the off-season, it seems like the perfect chance to begin fresh after a messy divorce. But when she becomes drawn into the mysterious disappearance of a girl thirty years before, Allison realizes the gorgeous homes of Opal Beach hide dark secrets. And the truth of that long-ago summer is not even the most shocking part of all...<br> <br> "A heart-wrenching and suspenseful novel of betrayal and revenge. Stunning!" --Carol Goodman, award-winning author of The Night Visitors<br> <br> "Featuring a brilliantly executed dual timeline with two unforgettable narrators, One Night Gone is a timely and timeless mystery that will keep you obsessively reading well past your bedtime." --Paul Tremblay, author of The Cabin at the End of the World

Includes a reader's guide.

"One sultry summer, Maureen Haddaway arrives in the wealthy town of Opal Beach to start her life anew &#x2014; to achieve her destiny. There, she finds herself lured by the promise of friendship, love, starry skies, and wild parties. But Maureen&#x2019;s new life just might be too good to be true, and before the summer is up, she vanishes. Decades later, when Allison Simpson is offered the opportunity to house-sit in Opal Beach during the off-season, it seems like the perfect chance to begin fresh after a messy divorce. But when she becomes drawn into the mysterious disappearance of a girl thirty years before, Allison realizes the gorgeous homes of Opal Beach hide dark secrets. And the truth of that long-ago summer is not even the most shocking part of all ..."--Provided by publisher.

Reviews provided by Syndetics

Library Journal Review

DEBUT In her first novel after two short-story collections, Laskowski writes about the lives of two damaged women whose stories begin decades apart but dovetail into one suspenseful conclusion. Maureen Haddaway is a runaway teenager who, after joining a traveling carnival, goes missing in the 1980s; Allison Simpson is a disgraced TV weather reporter discarded by her philandering husband in 2015. Both end up in the same seaside town, meeting the same people, making the same friends, and crossing the same beaches; both feel like outsiders for different reasons. When Allison meets and befriends Maureen's best friend, Tammy, who has not stopped looking for Maureen in the 30 years since her disappearance, Allison is drawn into the mystery and the other secrets of Opal Beach; the twists and turns of both women's relationships fuel this thriller. VERDICT Laskowski addresses social inequality while providing a fast-moving plot. Both sides of the tracks, as well as the weather, take on almost personal characteristics. This is one for those who love twisty thrillers mixed with historical perspectives in striking locales.--Sharon Mensing, Phoenix, AZ

Novelist Select