Lyn (Readinghearts)'s Reviews > The Night Before

The Night Before by Wendy   Walker
Rate this book
Clear rating

It took me a long time to get into this book, but I'm glad I did. If I could split the book into pieces I would give the beginning a definite 3 and the end more like a 3.75 or so. As a whole it rounded out at about an 3.5. The beginning of the book was very slow for me. I had a bit of a hard time connecting to the characters, especially Jonathan and Laura. In addition, when I began the book I felt that I had been dropped into the middle of a story, instead of at the beginning. I'm not sure what about the beginning exactly made me feel that way, but the story just seemed to lack something. I have to say, I never did really get invested in some of the characters at all.

I'm glad I stayed with the book, though, as about 30% of the way through or so it started to pick up for me. I began to wonder what the connection was between all of the characters, what were red herrings and what was actual and began anticipating what twists to the story might occur. As the story progressed, there were a few twists and turns, some of them surprises, some of them not really surprising. Some good and some that fell a bit flat. Then there were a few questions I looked forward to having explained that were never addressed at all. All in all, this book was a thoroughly enjoyable read, but it did not take my breath away, nor did it make me say...AHHHH, that is what is really going on. As a complete read, though, I would recommend it.

My thanks to the author, St. Martin's publishing, and Netgalley for making the book available to me.
2 likes · flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read The Night Before.
Sign In »

Reading Progress

September 28, 2018 – Shelved
September 28, 2018 – Shelved as: 2019-planned
September 28, 2018 – Shelved as: netgalley
May 19, 2019 – Started Reading
May 19, 2019 –
page 75
May 26, 2019 – Finished Reading
May 28, 2019 – Shelved as: 2019-read
May 28, 2019 – Shelved as: arc
May 28, 2019 – Shelved as: borrowed
May 28, 2019 – Shelved as: buddy-read
May 28, 2019 – Shelved as: kindle
May 28, 2019 – Shelved as: new-to-me-authors
May 28, 2019 – Shelved as: psychological-suspense
May 28, 2019 – Shelved as: read-for-review
May 28, 2019 – Shelved as: wendy-s-list

No comments have been added yet.