Freitag, 21. September 2012

The Night She Disappeared - April Henry

Title: The Night She Disappeared
Author: April Henry
Rating: 3/5

It was an ordinary pizza delivery until Kayla didn't come back. Her friend Drew doesn't see a chance of her being still alive, but still agrees when Gabie asks for his help to find the kidnapper/killer. One thing's for sure: The orderer/kidnapper/killer didn't want Kayle - he asked for Gabie.

No matter how many times I write summaries, I will always suck. I don't know how other people/reviewers do that.

I expected this book to be a thrilling read. In some way it was, in some ways it wasn't. The storyline was good and the book idea was great, but I didn't feel this book as much as I would have wanted to.

So, Kayla is a teenage girl who jobs at Pete's pizza. This day, she switches shifts with Gabie, so she gets another day off. What nobody knows is that someone wanted this Wednesday to be his big day. Big day to kidnap Gabie. He calls, orders pizza, just like every other costumer would do. But then he asks if Gabie's on delivering shift, what makes Drew, who takes the order, a little uncomfortable. Yet, he sends Kayla off to deliver.

She never comes back.

Kayla, Drew and Gabie aren't the best of friends, but Drew and Gabie are curious to find out what happened with Kayla and stumble upon various traces.

Who I liked: Drew, at first at least. Typical underdog, you got to have to fall for. But something's changed in the middle of the book. I don't know what it was (ok, it probably has to do with Gabie), but I didn't liked him as much as before then.
I also liked the kidnapper. Not as in like - he was a well-written and thought-through character.

Who I didn't like: Gabie, and this time I really don't know why that is. I didn't connect with her I guess. I liked that she didn't stop believing in Kayla being alive, though. I'll give her that.

There's not much for me to say. I had higher expectations for The Night She Disappeared, but I enjoyed it. I still wish for a breathtaking kidnap novel neverthless.

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