One Night Gone

“A subtly but relentlessly unsettling novel.”

TANA FRENCH, author of The Witch Elm

The Agatha Award for Best First Novel–Winner

The Mary Higgins Clark Award–Finalist

Library of Virginia’s Literary Awards–Finalist

The Left Coast Crime Award for Best Debut Mystery–Finalist

Macavity Award for Best First Mystery–Finalist

The Anthony Award for Best First Novel–Finalist

Strand Critics Award for Best Debut Novel–Finalist

One sultry summer, Maureen Haddaway arrives in the wealthy town of Opal Beach to start her life anew—to achieve her destiny. There, she finds herself lured by the promise of friendship, love, starry skies, and wild parties. But Maureen’s new life just might be too good to be true, and before the summer is up, she vanishes.

Decades later, when Allison Simpson is offered the opportunity to house-sit in Opal Beach during the off-season, it seems like the perfect chance to begin fresh after a messy divorce. But when she becomes drawn into the mysterious disappearance of a girl thirty years before, Allison realizes the gorgeous homes of Opal Beach hide dark secrets. And the truth of that long-ago summer is not even the most shocking part of all…

“An evocative and beautifully crafted tale of suspense… Laskowski is off to a fine start.”

Publisher’s Weekly STARRED review

“One Night Gone heralds a lyrical new voice in the world of gothic storytelling and suspense.”


“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

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  • Becky S. Smith
    January 27, 2020 at 5:55 pm — Reply

    I absolutely Love this book! I’m half way through and it’s been hard to put down since the 1st paragraph!!

    • thetara
      January 27, 2020 at 6:18 pm — Reply

      Thank you so much!!!

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