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 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.
I am usually the worlds biggest scardy cat, but have recently gotten really into mystery and thriller reads. However, this is my first “true” YA thriller and I felt like it didn’t really work. That part that makes thrillers so great is the suspense aspect of trying to determine who the bad guys is and all the twist and turns that come along with it.
However, this book didn’t really allow for that as the “bad guy” had his own POV and therefore left no mystery as to his true identity. The entire book culminated to a less than exciting climax to the story. Gabie and Drew are ok protagonists but there really isn’t anything special about them
There were too many points of views and I wasn’t able to keep up! This made it difficult to follow the story or make a connection with any characters as the POV kept switching, because of that I give this book 2 out of 5 stars.