“One Night Gone‘s strength lies in its all-pervading sense of precariousness: Everything is fragile, unstable and under threat. It makes for a subtly but relentlessly unsettling book.”
–TANA FRENCH, author of The Witch Elm
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.
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“A heart-wrenching and suspenseful novel of betrayal and revenge. A stunning debut!”
–CAROL GOODMAN, Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning author of The Night Visitors
“One Night Gone feels like a journey through a sinister hall of mirrors, bringing to life the off-season menace of a beachfront refuge for the wealthy, still haunged by the disappearance of a teenage girl thirty years ago.”
–HALLIE EPHRON, New York Times bestselling author of Careful What You Wish For
“Absolutely gripping. This multi-layered and gorgeously structured tale of betrayal, murder, and redemption will haunt you long after the book is over. The talented Tara Laskowski , with her confident hand, beautifully drawn characters and unique style, is sure to be a major voice in crime fiction.”
—HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN, nationally bestselling and award-winning author of Trust Me
“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
“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