“A timely and timeless mystery that will keep you obsessively reading well past your bedtime.”
—PAUL TREMBLAY, author of The Cabin at the End of the World
“Laskowski is a truly gifted storyteller with that ‘X-factor’ you look for — but rarely find — in a debut author. Spectacular.” — Jennifer Hillier, author of JAR OF HEARTS
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She came to bury her past. But what she digs up might ruin her future…
One sultry summer in the 1980s, a teenager arrived in the wealthy town of Opal Beach to start her life anew—to achieve her destiny. But before the summer was up, she vanished.
Decades later, when Allison Simpson is offered the opportunity to house-sit in Opal Beach, it seems like the perfect chance to regroup and start fresh after a messy divorce. It’s the off-season, after all, which means peace and quiet, and more importantly for Allison, safety.
But when Allison becomes drawn into the story of a girl who disappeared from town thirty years before, she begins to realize that Opal Beach isn’t as idyllic as it seems. Beyond the walls of the gorgeous homes hide dark secrets. And as Allison digs deeper into the mystery, she uncovers not only the shocking truth, but finds herself caught in the middle of a twisted plot.
Part electric coming-of-age story and part breathtaking mystery, One Night Gone is an atmospheric, suspenseful novel about power, privilege, and ultimately, sisterhood.