Book Review: The Lost Night

The Lost Night by Andrea Bartz

What really happened the night Edie died? Ten years later, her best friend Lindsay will learn how unprepared she is for the truth.

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 the city 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.

Review:
For me, this book was only okay. I didn’t love Lindsay and I don’t love books with lots of partying and drinking that result in memory loss. The detective work was interesting while Lindsay is trying to piece together what happened the night her friend died and I did like the story well enough to keep reading and find out the ending.  Overall, however, this just wasn’t the book for me.
Thank you to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.
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