THE NIGHT YOU LEFT By Emma Curtis

SYNOPSIS

IT ONLY TAKES A MOMENT TO UNRAVEL A PERFECT LIFE ….

When Grace’s fiancé vanishes without a trace the night after proposing, her life is turned upside down. But has Nick walked out on her, or is he in danger?

As Grace desperately searches for answers, it soon becomes clear that Nick wasn’t the uncomplicated man she thought she knew. And when she uncovers a hidden tragedy from his childhood, she realises an awful truth: that you can run from your past – but your secrets will always catch up with you ….

MY REVIEW

This was the first book I have read by Emma Curtis and it didn’t disappoint. Although I did find the beginning a little slow, it did pick up as I continued to read. Nick proposed to Grace one day and the following day he disappeared, they had been together for seven years. The police believe that he had just left Grace, but that made no sense to Grace, she knows Nick and knows he wouldn’t just do that. That is until it’s clear he has been keeping secrets from his past. So how well did she really know Nick? Grace is determined to find out the truth no matter how hard, or how dangerous it could be.

The story is told from multiple characters points of view, from when Nick is missing, Grace going over things, as well as what’s happening in the present time. With alternate chapters being flashbacks to Nicks teenage years, and a tragedy, which is what has basically shaped him.

The characters are very believable with an in depth look at each of them, some you really like as in Grace, despite the fact she has some secrets of her own. The not so nice Cora Nicks’s mum who never thought Grace was good enough for her son. Grace’s ex Douglas who is a total control freak over almost everything. Tim, Nicks father who has a murky past.

This is one of those books you just can’t put down, it is so well written, and it does keep you guessing, despite there not being many of the usual twists you get in most psychological thrillers, it wasn’t easy to figure the story out. But it wasn’t one of those books that drag out either. It’s just simply well written.

I would highly recommend this book and will be looking out for more books by Emma Curtis.

I would like to thank netgalley and Transworld Digital publishers for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

I give this book 5 stars out of 5 highly recommend it.

Available now as paperback, ebook or audiobook.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Emma Curtis was born in Brighton and now lives in London with her husband. After raising her two children and working various jobs, her fascination with the darker side of domestic life inspired her to write her acclaimed debut novel, One Little Mistake. When I Find You is her second thriller.


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