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The Night Before

(2019)
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A Today Show and New York Post Summer Reads Selection!

First dates can be murder.

"Ferociously smart." —AJ Finn
"Riveting." —Riley Sager
"Addictive." —Liv Constantine

"Wonderfully tense." —Aimee Molloy
"Irresistible." —Mary Kubica
"Impossible to put down." —Megan Miranda

Riveting and compulsive, national bestselling author Wendy Walker’s The Night Before “takes you to deep, dark places few thrillers dare to go” as two sisters uncover long-buried secrets when an internet date spirals out of control.

Laura Lochner has never been lucky in love. She falls too hard and too fast, always choosing the wrong men. Devastated by the end of her last relationship, she fled her Wall Street job and New York City apartment for her sister’s home in the Connecticut suburb where they both grew up. Though still haunted by the tragedy that’s defined her entire life, Laura is determined to take one more chance on love with a man she’s met on an Internet dating site.

Rosie Ferro has spent most of her life worrying about her troubled sister. Fearless but fragile, Laura has always walked an emotional tightrope, and Rosie has always been there to catch her. Laura’s return, under mysterious circumstances, has cast a shadow over Rosie’s peaceful life with her husband and young son – a shadow that grows darker as Laura leaves the house for her blind date.

When Laura does not return home the following morning, Rosie fears the worst. She’s not responding to calls or texts, and she’s left no information about the man she planned to meet. As Rosie begins a desperate search to find her sister, she is not just worried about what this man might have done to Laura. She’s worried about what Laura may have done to him…

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Pulse-pounding action makes you race to the finish of this addictive thriller...Just when you think you have everything figured out, Walker pulls the rug out from under you and leaves you staggered. The writing sings, and the twists deliver." - Liv Constantine

"A dazzling hall-of-mirrors thriller: ferociously smart, furiously paced, and - best of all - honest-to-goodness surprising. All hail Wendy Walker." - A J Finn

"Wendy Walker proves her ingenuity with her latest hair-raising chiller. Teeming with taut writing, an abundance of jaw-dropping revelations, and Walker's uncanny insight into the dark side of human nature, The Night Before is irresistible." - Mary Kubica

"A sharp, suspenseful, roller-coaster of a thriller...Walker unravels the hidden secrets between families and friends in this smart, compelling read. Impossible to put down!" - Megan Miranda

"Tightly coiled and perfectly plotted, The Night Before is a wonderfully tense and extremely pleasurable read...Wendy Walker lures us in with a gathering sense of dread, proving once again that she is among the most talented and fearless writers at work today." - Aimee Molloy

"As timely as it is compelling, The Night Before gripped me from the first page all the way to its stunning conclusion. Through twist after twist, the story takes you to deep, dark places few thrillers dare to go. A riveting read!" - Riley Sager


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Hardback Editions

June 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Night Before (Thorndike Press Large Print Core Series)
Author(s): Wendy Walker
ISBN: 1-4328-6543-9 / 978-1-4328-6543-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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May 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Night Before: A Novel
Author(s): Wendy Walker
ISBN: 1-250-19867-4 / 978-1-250-19867-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Paperback Editions

April 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Night Before
Author(s): Wendy Walker
ISBN: 1-250-19868-2 / 978-1-250-19868-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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March 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Night Before: 'A dazzling hall-of-mirrors thriller: ferociously smart, furiously paced, and - best of all - honest-to-goodness surprising. All ... selling author of 'The Woman in the Window'
Author(s): Wendy Walker
ISBN: 1-4091-9003-X / 978-1-4091-9003-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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May 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Night Before: 'A dazzling hall-of-mirrors thriller' AJ Finn
Author(s): Wendy Walker
ISBN: 1-4091-9002-1 / 978-1-4091-9002-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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May 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Night Before
Author(s): Wendy Walker
ISBN: 1-250-23315-1 / 978-1-250-23315-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan USA International ed
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Audio Editions

July 2019 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Night Before
Author(s): Wendy Walker
ISBN: 1-4450-8310-8 / 978-1-4450-8310-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


July 2019 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Night Before
Author(s): Wendy Walker
ISBN: 1-4450-8311-6 / 978-1-4450-8311-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Night Before: A Novel
Author(s): Wendy Walker
ISBN: 1-250-22141-2 / 978-1-250-22141-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


May 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Night Before
Author(s): Wendy Walker
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon   


May 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Night Before
Author(s): Wendy Walker
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon AU   


May 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Night Before
Author(s): Wendy Walker
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Night Before
Author(s): Wendy Walker
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   


May 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Night Before
Author(s): Wendy Walker
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Night Before
Author(s): Wendy Walker
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Night Before: 'A dazzling hall-of-mirrors thriller: ferociously smart, furiously paced, and - best of all - honest-to-goodness surprising. All hail ... selling author of 'The Woman in the Window'
Author(s): Wendy Walker
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


May 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Night Before: A Novel
Author(s): Wendy Walker
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA