One Night Gone

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Harlequin Enterprises, Limited, 2019 - Fiction - 352 pages
A Finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark Award, Agatha Award, and Lefty Award

"A subtly but relentlessly unsettling novel." --TANA FRENCH, author of The Witch Elm

It was the perfect place to disappear...

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...

"A heart-wrenching and suspenseful novel of betrayal and revenge. Stunning!" --Carol Goodman, award-winning author of The Night Visitors

"Featuring a brilliantly executed dual timeline with two unforgettable narrators, One Night Gone is 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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One Night Gone by Tara Laskowski is a mystery that started thirty years ago, when a young Maureen moved to Opal Beach in the hope of a better life. Summertime on the beach brought parties and a summer ... Read full review

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About the author (2019)

TARA LASKOWSKI is the award-winning author of two short story collections, Modern Manners for Your Inner Demons and Bystanders, which The Guardian named a best book of 2017. She has had stories published in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine and Mid-American Review, among others, and is the editor of SmokeLong Quarterly. Tara earned a BA in English from Susquehanna University and an MFA from George Mason University and currently lives in Virginia. One Night Gone is her first novel.

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