The Night Away: An absolutely unputdownable psychological thriller

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‘I seriously could NOT put this book down! Had me hooked from the beginning to the end… my mind was blown… kept me guessing until the very end.’ Red Head That Reads, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


It was just one night away. But now my little girl is missing.


I didn’t want to leave her. But my husband insisted that a weekend away would do me good. I’ve been feeling like someone is watching me, that things in our home aren’t where I left them. He says I need a break. My sister offered to babysit my precious Mabel. She promised me that everything would be fine.


But while we’re away, the phone call comes. Mabel has been taken.


I rush home, a horrible sick feeling flooding my stomach. I climb the stairs to her nursery to find her little cot empty, our home horribly quiet..


The police are interviewing everyone, but nobody knows what happened to Mabel. My sister is distraught, my husband in pieces. But they wanted me to leave my child. How can I trust them?


Someone wants to hurt me. To punish me. Do they know what I’ve done? And how can I find the truth, and bring my darling girl home?


A truly gripping psychological thriller of manipulation and betrayal from bestselling author Jess Ryder. The Night Away will have you hooked until the final devastating revelation. Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train or The Woman in the Window.


What everyone is saying about The Night Away:


‘I started this book late on a Friday night and stayed up until I could finish it. This book is unputdownable… The first chapter of this book is one of the creepiest things I have ever read. The Night Away has the reader doing double takes at each turn in this book. There are so many twists that I felt like I had whiplash at the end. Again, unputdownable. I loved this book.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Oh my, what a book. The ending was quite a shocker… This book is fast paced, never a dull moment. This was one that I could not put down. My first read by this author, but will definitely not be my last.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘This was the first book by Jess Ryder I have read and it won't be the last – I absolutely loved it. The story was gripping and well written, keeping you hooked and in suspense all the way through. The twists and turns were fantastic and you are kept guessing until the end. I completely recommend this book.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘A well-written, gripping novel that preys on the fears of all new mothers. Jess Ryder has a great way with words and this is another superb novel.’ Netgalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘What an amazing novel! The characters were well drawn and the storyline flowed seamlessly. The mystery kept me guessing until the very end. Highly recommended! Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Definitely a five-star read. An emotional story with heartwarming and believable characters. I loved reading this novel, and actually I've read all of Jess Ryder's books.’ Netgalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Clear your schedule because you are not going to be able to put this one downa chilling, satisfying read. 5 stars.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Exciting and incredibly nail-biting with an intriguing plot and believable characters and it had me hooked from the very first page. It’s a compelling thriller that contains bucketloads of suspense, drama, tension and twists and turns.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This made my heart stop! A great read, fast paced and suspenseful… this one comes highly recommended!’ A Likely Story

Ratings and reviews

40 reviews
Marnie Harrison
November 3, 2020
The Night Away is a twisty psychological thriller that is a great book to escape into and forget about what is going on out in the world for a few hours. It is a gripping page turner that captures your attention right off the bat and pulls you into the story. Jess Ryder puts her own spin on a child kidnapping story which sees a well needed night away for couple Amber and George, become their worst nightmare when their seven month old baby girl Mabel is kidnapped whilst in Amber’s sisters care. Why becomes the focus and as the tension and suspense builds up along the way, you think you know where it is all leading, only for Jess Ryder to pull out the rug from underneath you to take it in a completely different direction! I do love when this happens in a book. The only thing I did find, was nearly every character was unlikable. Whether that was intentional or not, I just could not sympathise with Amber and George. Ruby and baby Mabel were the only ones I felt anything for, but in saying all this, each has been well written in their role. The Night Away is a tense psychological thriller where secrets long buried rise to the surface and as each are revealed, brings you closer to the truth. It is a slow build to start, but as you get further along the pace does pick up. This is another great addition to Jess Ryder’s bibliography and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with for her reader’s next.
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A Google user
November 5, 2020
My Review: Wow, what a bumpy, twisty ride that book was. I’ve read several of Jess Ryders books and this one tops the cake. She is such an amazing writer and I will continue to read all the books she writes. This was a stand alone book and not part of a series. This book was about a baby that was taken and trying to find her. Is that all you ask? No, of course not. It really was about secrets and lots of them in order to find the missing child. Do these secrets stay hidden? No, they do not. Does any secret really stay hidden? They all come to the surface eventually? I want to start by saying how much I enjoyed this book. I loved how the author wrote every character with a secret and when all the secrets came out they were big and juicy. It was like opening up a can that was just shaken and having it spill all over you but in a good way. Let’s talk about that storyline. Who doesn’t like a story involving a missing child? Missing children are very interesting to since they usually don’t run off by themself. They are taken by someone and you have to try and find them quickly or they might disappear forever. My favorite part of this book was the ending. It had so many twists and turns. I never knew what direction i was going in. That’s what makes a great book to me. If the ending shocks me then that book is a winner in my eyes. This is exactly how I felt about this book. Between the plot, characters and all the twists in this book it made it an easy and fast read. I would definitely recommend it and happily give it 5 Hearts❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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Danielle Clark
November 2, 2020
4.5/5 ⭐ If you think you know what happened, you're wrong. This book was absolutely thrilling. Every time I thought I knew what was going on, new evidence would present itself and I was left questioning my thought process. This story follows a couple, Amber and George, and the kidnapping of their infant daughter, Mabel. Mabel is taken from her cot while Aunt Ruby is babysitting. The overall storyline was fantastic, I really enjoyed being wrong. That's when you know it's a good book. The evidence was revealed and everything slowly pieced together to form the final result. I loved that it kept moving, there were no dull moments throughout the story. I wasn't a huge fan of both Amber and George. However, their characters worked in this role. Ruby was great, I loved her and could feel a great emotional connection with her. Because of the connection with the characters, you care about what happens to them. I would definitely recommend this book.
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