What really happened the night Edie died? Years later, her best friend Lindsay will learn how unprepared she is for the truth.
Author: Andrea Bartz
Number Of Pages: 320
Release Date: 2019-02-26
Details: “Tightly paced and skillfully plotted, The Lost Night is a remarkable debut.”—Jessica Knoll, New York Times bestselling author of Luckiest Girl Alive
In 2009, Edie had New York’s social world in her thrall. Mercurial and beguiling, she was the shining star of a group of recent graduates living in a Brooklyn loft and treating New York like their playground. When Edie’s body was found near a suicide note at the end of a long, drunken night, no one could believe it. Grief, shock, and resentment scattered the group and brought the era to an abrupt end.
A decade later, Lindsay has come a long way from the drug-addled world of Calhoun Lofts. She has devoted best friends, a cozy apartment, and a thriving career as a magazine’s head fact-checker. But when a chance reunion leads Lindsay to discover an unsettling video from that hazy night, she starts to wonder if Edie was actually murdered—and, worse, if she herself was involved. As she rifles through those months in 2009—combing through case files, old technology, and her fractured memories—Lindsay is forced to confront the demons of her own violent history to bring the truth to light.
An Amazon Best Book of March 2019: So many unreliable narrators headline thrillers these days, you'd think human beings have an innate problem with telling the difference between truth and lies, even to ourselves. (Oh, wait. Maybe we do.) But Lindsay Bach, the main narrator of Andrea Bartz's hypnotic The Lost Night, is cut from a different cloth. She's never doubted she was at a concert the night her best friend, Edie, committed suicide ten years ago—at least until another friend states just as unequivocally that Lindsay never arrived. Now Edie's "suicide" is questionable as well, as Lindsay unearths a rats' nest of secrets but finds just as many holes in her own memory. As Lindsay assembles old Facebook photos, conversations with former friends, shaky memories, and an equally shaky handheld video recording, the truth of that night draws closer, even as Lindsay wonders if she can handle knowing what really happened. Bartz drops enough hints that some readers will pat themselves on the backs for spotting the big reveal, while others will gasp. As Brooklyn's drug-fueled hipster scene transmutes between glorious and grimy, nostalgic and toxic, Bartz's debut thriller achieves a complex, murky depth perfectly designed to hide the facts Lindsay so desperately desires and fears. —Adrian Liang, Amazon Book Review
Package Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.3 x 1.3 inches