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Review: The Night You Left by Emma Curtis

When Grace’s fiancé, Nick, vanishes without a trace the night after proposing, her life is completely flipped upside down. Has he walked out on her? or has something awful happened to him?

While Grace desperately searches for the man she loves, it is brought to her attention that she doesn’t know everything about Nick like she thought she did. Nick has secrets. She soon uncovers a tragedy from his childhood, but could his past be linked to his disappearance?

I have seen a lot of praise for Emma Curtis, and her writing, and when I saw The Night You Left available for request on NetGalley, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to give her books a try. After reading the synopsis, I had high expectations for this book, and it definitely delivered.

Switching between the present day, and the tragic events of Nick’s childhood, we see the story from multiple character’s POV. Sometimes it can get a little confusing when a book switches time, and characters but Curtis executed it perfectly. Although the story wasn’t jam packed with action, at no point did I feel as though it was dragging on, probably because it was just so well written.

I’ve read a lot of thrillers lately where the outcome of the story has been incredibly easy to figure out, but that certainly isn’t the case with The Night You Left. I was completely clueless on the circumstances of Nick’s disappearance throughout the entire book, until all was revealed. There wasn’t a huge amount of twists in the story, but because it was so hard to figure out, it didn’t need them anyway.

The characters were all very believable, and I loved that although there is a lot of important characters in the story, they were all still incredibly well developed, and we still got an in-depth look into each of them. I think this made it a lot easier to engross yourself into the story, and to really connect with the characters

This may have been my first time reading any of Emma Curtis’ books, but it certainly won’t be the last. I can definitely see why her work is praised so highly. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and will probably buy a physical copy when it is released!

Thank you to NetGalley and Random House UK for an ARC copy, in exchange for an honest review.

I give The Night You Left a 5/5 rating.

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