The Lost Night
by Andrea Bartz
Published: February 26, 2019 by Crown Publishing
Genre/Category: Mystery & Thrillers
Read For: NetGalley Review
Book synopsis from Amazon: What really happened the night Edie died? Years later, her best friend Lindsay will learn how unprepared she is for the truth.
In 2009, Edie had New York’s social world in her thrall. Mercurial and beguiling, she was the shining star of a group of recent graduates living in a Brooklyn loft and treating New York like their playground. When Edie’s body was found near a suicide note at the end of a long, drunken night, no one could believe it. Grief, shock, and resentment scattered the group and brought the era to an abrupt end.
A decade later, Lindsay has come a long way from the drug-addled world of Calhoun Lofts. She has devoted best friends, a cozy apartment, and a thriving career as a magazine’s head fact-checker. But when a chance reunion leads Lindsay to discover an unsettling video from that hazy night, she starts to wonder if Edie was actually murdered—and, worse, if she herself was involved. As she rifles through those months in 2009—combing through case files, old technology, and her fractured memories—Lindsay is forced to confront the demons of her own violent history to bring the truth to light.
Review: Ask me to review a mystery/thriller novel and I jump at the chance, but this one just didn’t pull me in like I wanted it to. The Lost Night started out pretty slow, which is not really what you would expect with a thriller, and it just continued to be very slow paced throughout and didn’t keep me interested.
Although the book had some twists, and a decent plot, I think I lost interest because I didn’t really love the main character and most importantly, I figured out who the killer was right at the beginning of the book. It was very predictable for me the entire time, which made it hard to continue to read. I felt like the story lacked the depth it needed to become a really good thriller, but I give the author credit for the attempt. The main character suffered from some memory loss issues, strangely enough, I think for me this book will fall into that same place in my mind.
Thank you to NetGalley and Crown Publishing for the copy of this book and the opportunity to review this book for my honest and unbiased opinion.