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The Night Before
By (author): Wendy Walker
9781250233158 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense May 14, 2019
$24.99 CAD
Active 6.02 x 9.33 x 0.9 in | 360 gr 320 pages St. Martin's Press

A Today Show andNew York Post Summer Reads Selection!

First dates can be murder.

"Ferociously smart." —AJ Finn
"Riveting." —Riley Sager
"Addictive." —Liv Constantine
"Wonderfully tense." —Aimee Molloy
"Irresistible." —Mary Kubica
"Impossible to put down." —Megan Miranda

Riveting and compulsive, national bestselling author Wendy Walker’sThe Night Before “takes you to deep, dark places few thrillers dare to go” as two sisters uncover long-buried secrets when an internet date spirals out of control.

Laura Lochner has never been lucky in love. She falls too hard and too fast, always choosing the wrong men. Devastated by the end of her last relationship, she fled her Wall Street job and New York City apartment for her sister’s home in the Connecticut suburb where they both grew up. Though still haunted by the tragedy that’s defined her entire life, Laura is determined to take one more chance on love with a man she’s met on an Internet dating site.

Rosie Ferro has spent most of her life worrying about her troubled sister. Fearless but fragile, Laura has always walked an emotional tightrope, and Rosie has always been there to catch her. Laura’s return, under mysterious circumstances, has cast a shadow over Rosie’s peaceful life with her husband and young son – a shadow that grows darker as Laura leaves the house for her blind date.

When Laura does not return home the following morning, Rosie fears the worst. She’s not responding to calls or texts, and she’s left no information about the man she planned to meet. As Rosie begins a desperate search to find her sister, she is not just worried about what this man might have done to Laura. She’s worried about what Laura may have done to him…

WENDY WALKER has worked as an attorney specializing in family law. Her novels include Emma in the Night andAll is Not Forgotten. She lives in Connecticut, where she is at work on her next novel.

- 150k print run
- Publishers Weekly review
- Kirkus review
- a Raincoast Superlead

Raincoast Superlead:
 150k print run; bestselling author of All Is Not Forgotten, which sold 13k copies in Canada and production rights were bought by Reese Witherspoon; C-format

Praise forThe Night Before:

A Today Show andNew York Post Summer Reads Selection!

One of:
Us Weekly's"Buzzometer" Pick
NY Posts's "20 Spine Chilling-Reads for Summer"
BookRiot's"The Best Psychological Thrillers to Add to Your TBR"'s"Crazy Dating Stories Round-up"
Goodreads'"2019 Most Anticipated Mysteries"
The Nerd Daily's "2019 Book Releases"
Cosmo UK's"28 Most Anticipated Books for 2019"
PopSugar"The Night Beforewill keep you guessing until the very last pages. A twisting, turning delight!”
Belletrist's"Stacked" and "Brief" Selection
A June 2019 Indie Next Pick!

"This. Book. Is. Wild. You’ll blow through this lightning-fast read in one exhilarating afternoon." —HelloGiggles

"Walker excelsat exploiting multiple timelines and ample misdirection tomaximize the suspense of her twist-filled tale." —Publisher's Weekly

"Walker's clever misdirection paves the way to a truly chilling finale, and she has plenty of insightful things to say about the blame placed on women by society and themselves for the idiotic, careless, and sometimes downright evil things men do. Twisty and propulsive."Kirkus

"Skillfully manipulating tension
and usingbreathless pacing,Walker keeps that question in the air until the final twist unmasks secrets about Laura's disappearance and the murder in her past." —Booklist

"Secrets, lies, and time jumps willkeep readers on their toes."Library Journal

"Wendy Walker does a fantastic job ofkeeping the pages turning and the reader caring.Which is what an author is supposed to do.And yes, there is a twist ending."Amazon's Best Books of May, Suspense

"I raced throughThe Night Before,anotherpage-turning cracker from Wendy Walker. You're in for a treat!." —B.A. Paris,New York Times bestselling author ofBehind Closed Doors

"A dazzling hall-of-mirrors thriller:ferociously smart, furiously paced, and — best of all — honest-to-goodness surprising. All hail Wendy Walker." —AJ Finn, #1New York Times bestselling author ofThe Woman in the Window

"As timely as it is compelling,The Night Before gripped me from the first page all the way to its stunning conclusion. Through twist after twist, the story takes you to deep, dark places few thrillers dare to go.A riveting read!" —Riley Sager,New York Timesbestselling author ofThe Last Time I Lied

"Pulse-pounding action makes you race to the finish of thisaddictive thriller...Just when you think you have everything figured out, Walker pulls the rug out from under you and leaves you staggered.The writing sings, and the twists deliver." —Liv Constantine, bestselling author ofThe Last Mrs. Parrish

"Tightly coiled and perfectly plotted,The Night Before is awonderfully tense and extremely pleasurableread...Wendy Walker lures us in with a gathering sense of dread, proving once again that she is among the most talented and fearless writers at work today." —Aimee Molloy,New York Times bestselling author ofThe Perfect Mother

"Wendy Walker proves her ingenuity with her latest hair-raising chiller. Teeming with taut writing, an abundance of jaw-dropping revelations, and Walker's uncanny insight into the dark side of human nature,The Night Before is irresistible." —Mary Kubica,New York Times bestselling author ofThe Good Girl

"A sharp, suspenseful, roller-coaster of a thriller...Walker unravels the hidden secrets between families and friends in this smart, compelling read. Impossible to put down!" —Megan Miranda,New York Timesbestselling author of All the Missing Girls

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