[Read] ➯ One Night Gone By Tara Laskowski – Anguillais.us

One Night GoneIt 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

[Read] ➯ One Night Gone By Tara Laskowski – Anguillais.us
  • Paperback
  • 352 pages
  • One Night Gone
  • Tara Laskowski
  • English
  • 03 August 2017
  • 1525832190

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  1. says:

    One night gone was read by me in one night well, okay I did start it earlier in the day and it was a very enjoyable read which sucked me The premise was inviting A young girl comes to a beautiful seaside town Opal Beach to start over She is an outsider looking in at the lives of the elite and wealthy She has made friends and although considered a summer girl she plans to make an impact and be in these people s lives She is young, she has dreams, she has hopes, she has plans and then One night gone was read by me in one night well, okay I did start it earlier in the day and it was a very enjoyable read which sucked me The premise was inviting A young girl comes to a beautiful seaside town Opal Beach to start over She is an outsider looking in at the lives of the elite and wealthy She has made friends and although considered a summer girl she plans to make an impact and be in these people s lives She is young, she has dreams, she has hopes, she has plans and then poof she vanishes never to be seen or heard from again Thirty years later, Allison Simpson decides to take a house sitting job in Opal Beach She is also looking for a new beginning after being fired from her job for a live rant on TV about her cheating husband Now divorced, unemployed and embarrassed, she is looking for a change of pace and place Opal Beach is beautiful and inviting even off season House and cat sitting is just what she needs.As she gets to know the town, she learns about the town, she hears about the missing girl She becomes wrapped up in the mystery and even though she is warned to stop digging, she keeps at it and the rest is history as they who are they btw say.I was drawn into this book right away I couldn t help but feel for and like Allison who went postal on live TV while giving a weather report about her husband and his affair She is a sad hopeless mess in the beginning but finds purpose in finding out what happened all those years ago As clues pop up, she learnsandShe also learns that even in a beautiful beach city, there is ugliness Even beautiful things are flawed, and this beautiful seaside town and its residents have flaws some of them huge ones Some of them would do just about anything to keep their dirty little secrets hidden This book had a little bit of everything With the duo storylines and timelines, the book at times felt part YA and part coming of age and in the present time it was a mystery, drama and suspense It was fun to come up with a list of suspects and the reveal wasn t too shocking, but it was still a fun twisty read which did not disappoint I also really enjoyed both storylines Often, I find I enjoy one time line over the other but with this book, I enjoyed both equally I think the Author balanced both sections very well and had me caring about both characters.Thank you to Harlequin Graydon House Books and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review The thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own


  2. says:

    One Night Gone is the typical story of the haves and the have nots in a New Jersey beach town Slap some sun and sand on anything and it ll look pretty, but don t venture too far off You want to talk inequity Let s talk inequity Opal Beach has it all The top 1 percent run everything and the rest of us can just suck it up Told from two different timelines, 1985 when a young teenage carnival worker makes friends with the town s rich boy and then current day, when a young divorcee agrees to One Night Gone is the typical story of the haves and the have nots in a New Jersey beach town Slap some sun and sand on anything and it ll look pretty, but don t venture too far off You want to talk inequity Let s talk inequity Opal Beach has it all The top 1 percent run everything and the rest of us can just suck it up Told from two different timelines, 1985 when a young teenage carnival worker makes friends with the town s rich boy and then current day, when a young divorcee agrees to housesit one of the big beach houses over the winter I have to say initially, I much preferred the historic story Although as the book went on, I got invested in both The ending was a tad predictable and yes, I figured out who was to blame This was a decent mystery, but nothing earth shattering If it were coming out in the summer, I d classify it as a good beach read My thanks to netgalley and Harlequin for an advance copy of this book


  3. says:

    One summer in the 80s, young Maureen goes missing from Opal Beach She was a summer girl, a condescending term that Allison stumbles upon when, thirty years later, she s given the opportunity to house sit on Opal Beach She has destroyed her career after her husband destroyed their marriage, so she needs a place to regroup.This novel bounces back and forth from Maureen s point of view in one chapter to Allison s in the next Unfortunately, the only character in this entire novel that I liked was One summer in the 80s, young Maureen goes missing from Opal Beach She was a summer girl, a condescending term that Allison stumbles upon when, thirty years later, she s given the opportunity to house sit on Opal Beach She has destroyed her career after her husband destroyed their marriage, so she needs a place to regroup.This novel bounces back and forth from Maureen s point of view in one chapter to Allison s in the next Unfortunately, the only character in this entire novel that I liked was Maureen She s just trying to eek out a living Back home, she has a drug addicted mother who can t take care of herself let alone Maureen The only person who treats her as human is Tammy Everyone else dismisses her or uses her Ah, rich people.Tammy is still around Opal Beach, helping Allison as she tries to uncover what happened Mabel, who had been Tammy s roommate the summer Maureen went missing, is also still around, still as villainously bitchy as ever While I felt for Allison s struggle overcoming her broken marriage and career and her valiant search for the truth, I just never felt her fear about digging up the past and what it meant to the people who were still around Let me be clear She was right that there were some bad people who might not want the past revealed, I just didn t feel her tension, and therefore her endless questioning about whether she should keep going just grated on me I did like the message at the end about dismissing women Unfortunately, that is still far too pervasive today as it seems we are all under attack even, or perhaps especially, as a few steps forward seem to have happened under the metoo era Thanks to NetGalley for the opportunity to review this novel, which RELEASES OCTOBER 1, 2019 Forreviews, please visit


  4. says:

    A slightly spooky and mysteriously suspenseful thriller I couldn t wait to get my hands on this book when I saw the cover The author does a great job of describing the setting of Opal Beach A small town filled with excitement, beach parties and fun during the summer months But all good things come to an end It s cold, dreary, and lonely when summer ends I could feel the eerie chill in the air Inhabited by the rich, also known as yacht squats , abandoning their summer homes at the end of e A slightly spooky and mysteriously suspenseful thriller I couldn t wait to get my hands on this book when I saw the cover The author does a great job of describing the setting of Opal Beach A small town filled with excitement, beach parties and fun during the summer months But all good things come to an end It s cold, dreary, and lonely when summer ends I could feel the eerie chill in the air Inhabited by the rich, also known as yacht squats , abandoning their summer homes at the end of each peak season And the townies , the year around inhabitants, who make their living catering to the summer crowd.This was a quick readwell would have been if we weren t on vacation My husband s idea of vacation doesn t include as much reading time as mine does He wanted to act like tourists Tara Laskowski s debut novel and she did a great job She captured my attention from the start, with the way she centered the story around two women, in Opal Beach 30 years apart Randomly linked by mutual acquaintances, with deep dark, buried secrets Maureen was my favorite character and the chapters narrated by her were the ones that kept me flipping the pages She s a carnival worker with big dreams And she believes Opal Beach might be the place to make those dreams come true My own childhood memories of carnival rides, games and food came flooding back Pretty rough around the edges, Maureen had a big heart Allison narrates the chapters that are told in the present Although they weren t quite as interesting, they were a necessary part of piecing the story together Like Maureen, Allison has a past that she wants to keep hidden.I had my suspicions early on, and they were fairly close There were still enough hidden twists to keep me engaged until the final reveal and I still enjoyed it Thank you NetGalley, Graydon House and Tara Laskowski for this digital ARC, in exchange for my honest opinion TaraLWrites HarlequinBooks OneNightGone NetGalley GraydonHouseMy Rating 4 sPublished October 1st 2019 by Graydon HousePages 352Recommended Yes If you like whodunnits, with a bit of creepiness, you should enjoy this one


  5. says:

    One Night Gone was a solid 4 stars A mystery thriller book, it centers around main character Allison a divorced meteorologist that was fired from her position for calling out her cheating husband on the air Wanting a fresh start in life, Allison agrees to house sit for a couple in Opal Beach, giving her a chance to get away for a while The other main character in One Night Gone is teen Maureen Told in past tense thirty years before , Maureen was a carnival worker in Opal Beach, who sudden One Night Gone was a solid 4 stars A mystery thriller book, it centers around main character Allison a divorced meteorologist that was fired from her position for calling out her cheating husband on the air Wanting a fresh start in life, Allison agrees to house sit for a couple in Opal Beach, giving her a chance to get away for a while The other main character in One Night Gone is teen Maureen Told in past tense thirty years before , Maureen was a carnival worker in Opal Beach, who suddenly disappeared without a trace Allison becomes highly interested in Maureen s disappearance and begins asking questions and searching for clues One Night Gone is a well written and enjoyable book Highly recommended to fans of mystery thriller books Thank you NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review


  6. says:

    Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic ARC of this novel received in exchange for an honest review Opal Beach, 1980s a young girl arrives in the opulent summer town, looking to escape from her life amidst the gorgeous beach mansions and rich summer bunnies But she getsthan she bargains for when one night, she mysteriously disappears Opal Beach, present day Alison Simpson has humiliated herself on air, railing about her ex husband s cheating ways When she is pr Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic ARC of this novel received in exchange for an honest review Opal Beach, 1980s a young girl arrives in the opulent summer town, looking to escape from her life amidst the gorgeous beach mansions and rich summer bunnies But she getsthan she bargains for when one night, she mysteriously disappears Opal Beach, present day Alison Simpson has humiliated herself on air, railing about her ex husband s cheating ways When she is presented with the oppourtunity for a summer at Opal Beach, she desperately agrees to the chance, hoping a summer away will bring the much needed relaxation she seeks Alison, however, soon begins to have doubts that Opal Beach is not the town of idyllic opulence that she once thought, as she is drawn into the mysterious disappearance of a girl from over thirty years ago As secrets are discovered, soon Alison s life is in danger. One Night Gone is the first full length novel by author Tara Laskowski, and it is quite a memorable debut A novel full of summer heat, outrageous wealth, family secrets, and missing girls is all wrapped up and presented in a package wrapped with mystery and suspense Gone is told from the viewpoints of both Maureenour missing girland Alison, across the two time periods Each chapter alternates viewpoints, and each viewpoint and time frame is clearly labeled This makes the plot easy to follow, and I was able to determine quickly which protagonist was narrating The novel has a not so subtle feminist message, whether implied or not, as the two protagonists are females, trying to find a peaceful escape from the men in their lives who have hurt them All of the men in the novel are manipulative and some are even criminal, and the overall message of female empowerment is not lost, even though it is skewed, since there is most definitely at least one twisted female in this storyno spoilers hereGone is easy to read, and the characters arealthough slightly na ve and gulliblehuman and likable Although there are parts of the plot that are implausible and exaggerated, it was easily forgiven as the novel is also highly entertaining and suspenseful Laskowski has debuted a novel that is well written and well developed, with a creative plot, and that is a feat in its own right One Night Gone must not be the last we ever hear from Laskowski I am interested in seeing where she goes next, as her writing talent further develops


  7. says:

    3.5 STARS An intriguing mystery with suspense and characters that I became invested in I was easily drawn into the mystery that involves two women Allison, a down and out weather girl and Maureen a carnival girl who vanishes from Opal Beach thirty years before Allison arrives.Allison ends up house sitting in Opal Beach and things get dicey when she becomes interested in the cold case of Maureen Haddaway Some dark secrets linger.The beach setting of Opal Beach was atmospheric and the 3.5 STARS An intriguing mystery with suspense and characters that I became invested in I was easily drawn into the mystery that involves two women Allison, a down and out weather girl and Maureen a carnival girl who vanishes from Opal Beach thirty years before Allison arrives.Allison ends up house sitting in Opal Beach and things get dicey when she becomes interested in the cold case of Maureen Haddaway Some dark secrets linger.The beach setting of Opal Beach was atmospheric and the tangled web of deceit slowly unravels with clues the author lays out I had to know if Allison was going to uncover the crime or in danger herself.I enjoyed it and came very close to solving it. that is always fun Nothing too shocking, a few twists and characters that I cared about A perfect mystery puzzle to solve, perhaps beach side on a stormy night.Thanks to NG Publisher for my review copy OUT 10 01 2019


  8. says:

    5 StarsTo start off with, most who know me and my reading taste know that I am generally not a thriller reader I enjoy them every now and then, but my heart lies pun intended in romance This is why, even I was surprised with the fact that I requested this book from NetGalley The cover and the premise very much intrigued me and I decided to take a chance.One of the best decisions I have made, as this book was absolutely fantastic I don t want to get too much into the story line itself as I 5 StarsTo start off with, most who know me and my reading taste know that I am generally not a thriller reader I enjoy them every now and then, but my heart lies pun intended in romance This is why, even I was surprised with the fact that I requested this book from NetGalley The cover and the premise very much intrigued me and I decided to take a chance.One of the best decisions I have made, as this book was absolutely fantastic I don t want to get too much into the story line itself as I don t want to give too much away Personally, I had read the synopsis when I first requested it, but didn t remember much of it when I actually picked up the book to read All I knew is that this book is told in a duel time line catnip for me as a reader about a girl who went missing many years earlier, and a woman in present day who is investigating what happened That is all you need to know, plot wise.What I loved about this book was how atmospheric it was Going from summer 1985, in a beach side town with the sun and surf and teenagers enjoying their last summer before college to the winter of 2015 in the same beach side town with a woman who s life is falling apart and she is trying to pick up the pieces The difference in the light and the dark as the story progresses was wonderfully done, even the summer turning to fall mirrors the plot and darkness of the story.The novel is told in two first person perspectives, switching back and forth between our two main characters, seeing the story unfold through their eyes All of the characters in this novel were well thought out and you felt for them, whether happy, sad or scared The novel did have a few moments that made the hair on the back of my neck prickle, and caused me to turn and look of over shoulder a few times while reading, and that just added to the enjoyment of the experience.This is the perfect book to curl up with, just make sure you leave a few extra lights on.Special thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin for providing me with an eARC copy to review


  9. says:

    Tight, mysterious, and pacey One Night Gone is an atmospheric, suspenseful thriller that takes us into the life of Allison Simpson, a depressed, heartbroken meteorologist who after moving to Opal Beach to house sit for the fall inadvertently gets drawn into a thirty year old missing persons case involving the young carnival teen, Maureen Haddaway who one day just vanished without a trace.The prose is descriptive and intense The characters are troubled, vulnerable, and tenacious And the plot us Tight, mysterious, and pacey One Night Gone is an atmospheric, suspenseful thriller that takes us into the life of Allison Simpson, a depressed, heartbroken meteorologist who after moving to Opal Beach to house sit for the fall inadvertently gets drawn into a thirty year old missing persons case involving the young carnival teen, Maureen Haddaway who one day just vanished without a trace.The prose is descriptive and intense The characters are troubled, vulnerable, and tenacious And the plot using a past present, back and forth style unravels and intertwines into a compelling, cunning tale full of deception, manipulation, familial drama, swirling emotions, violence, mayhem, and murder.Overall, One Night Gone is an eerie, sharp, ominous debut by Laskowski that highlights the selfish, scheming, desperate side of human nature and reminds us that skeletons often find their way to the surface no matter how well they are hidden or buried.Thank you to Harlequin Books for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review


  10. says:

    There was so much about this book that I just loved and It was a 10 star read for me From the very first line to the very last.The writing is beautiful and so detailed and descriptive What a talented writer Ms Laskowski is Her words are so powerful and they literally create a movie I had the entire set pictured crystal clear from the pier, to the beach, the bustling carnival, the empty cold desolate beach town, the beautiful beach house of the wealthy couple sitting empty in the middle of There was so much about this book that I just loved and It was a 10 star read for me From the very first line to the very last.The writing is beautiful and so detailed and descriptive What a talented writer Ms Laskowski is Her words are so powerful and they literally create a movie I had the entire set pictured crystal clear from the pier, to the beach, the bustling carnival, the empty cold desolate beach town, the beautiful beach house of the wealthy couple sitting empty in the middle of winter I could feel the icy chill of the snow on the empty beach and I could feel the hot summer sun and smell the cotton candy and hear the noises from the carnival The sound of the waves on a hot July night just crashed out of the pages Theses scenes, feelings, smells, and sounds were so vital to the story and the author made sure they weren t lost inside the pages Every detail was PART OF the story.I loved how the story was written in 2 POVs and in 2 different seasons on the same beach Maureen in the summer and 30 years later, Alison in the cold winter This book was so alive for me I don t know how else to describe it, but that I felt like I was in the story I felt like Bastian in The Never ending Story for those who remember that one.There were so many twists in this book But I was so happy how it ended and my heart was just bursting at the seams for Alison and for Maureen Grab your tissues for this one.Cover Beautiful and perfectly depicts the book.My rating 5 5 Thank you to the author, publisher and Netgalley for my ARC in exchange for my honest review

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