The Night She Disappeared

The Night She Disappeared

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Gabie drives a Mini Cooper. She also works part time as a delivery girl at Pete's Pizza. One night, Kayla--another delivery girl--goes missing. To her horror, Gabie learns that the supposed kidnapper had asked if the girl in the Mini Cooper was working that night. Gabie can't move beyond the fact that Kayla's fate was really meant for her, and she becomes obsessed with finding Kayla. She teams up with Drew, who also works at Pete's. Together, they set out to prove that Kayla isn't dead--and to find her before she is.

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Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Henry Holt, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780805092622
Branch Call Number: Y Fic
Characteristics: 229 p. ; 21 cm.


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SLPL_Teens Feb 18, 2017

When Kayla, a pizza delivery driver, gets kidnapped, her coworkers resolve to rescue her.

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Jun 05, 2018

This Book was amazing! I loved it so much! It's full of mystery, horror, and excitement in one book. A little *Romance* too.

Mar 24, 2015

I loved this book, it starts off slow, but leaves you so curious you can't put it down and the pay off is a fantastic, fast paced ending, I would recommend it, especially if you liked Girl, Stolen (this book is even more fantastic)

Oct 12, 2014

loved it

Oct 07, 2013

Very slow, boring read. Would not recommend.

branch_reviews Nov 16, 2012

REVIEW 1: One night 17-year-old Kayla borrows her co-worker’s car and leaves Pete’s Pizza to deliver an order…and…she never comes back. Her co-worker, Gabie, learns the caller had actually asked if the girl in the Mini Cooper was working, and she realizes that the kidnapper had probably been targeting her, not Kayla.Gabie asks herself question after question - Why had the caller asked about her? Why had he taken Kayla? Is Kayla still alive? Was it one of their regular customers who had taken her? Is he going to come back for Gabie? What can she do to find Kayla, if she is still alive? Gabie and her friend Drew (who also works at Pete’s) are convinced that Kayla must still be alive and they work together to try to find her. The story moves quickly as it is told through the voices of the different characters. As well, Henry includes transcripts of the police reports, newspaper articles and images of items found on Kayla’s dresser, the MISSING poster and the pizza order that initiated the terrible events. This collage of storytelling techniques makes the narrative all the more real, all the more intense - a “fast-paced, gripping thriller”. For more mysteries, check out Henry’s website Reviewed by SK. REVIEW 2: The phone call comes. A male voice asks for a pizza to be delivered. 17 year old Kayla leaves to fill the pizza order… and never comes back. What can be creepier than having your co-worker mysteriously disappear one night? How about if you find out later that the man that abducted Kayla actually asked if it would be YOU making the delivery!? This is exactly what happens to Gabie Klug. It was supposed to be Gabie working the night Kayla was abducted. The girls had switched shifts. It should have been Gabie making that fateful pizza delivery. It should have been Gabie that was taken... and she knows it. She is terrified for Kayla and terrified for herself. Is Kayla alive? Is she suffering? Will the abductor come back for Gabie… the girl he really wanted? This is a fast-paced that reads like an episode of CSI or Criminal Minds. A great thriller! Reviewed by TC


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Jun 05, 2018

When I saw the red Taurus with the lightened sign for "Pete's Pizza" on top, instead of the black mini cooper, I knew something had gone awry. I should have driven away. I would have taken time, but I could have found a new isolated location where I could phone in a fake address on another Wednesday night.
-John Robertson

Jun 05, 2018

I WAKE UP. At least I think I'm awake. Maybe I'm dead. It's completely black. The right side of my head throbs. I must be alive. The dead don't feel pain, do they? Finally, after five minutes or maybe an hour, I push myself up. Big mistake. The side of my head is stuck to whatever I was lying on. By the time I figure that out, it's too late. The pain make me shriek. It's like someone just tried to scalp me. I keep shrieking, only now I find words. "Help me! Somebody help me! I'm hurt!"
-Kayla Cutler

Jun 05, 2018

It's dark on the other side, like there's nothing and no one there. Like I'm sealed away in a tomb. "Let me out," I say, but now it's a whisper. "Let me out."
-Kayla Cutler


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Jun 05, 2018

Hallieisabookworm thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Aug 19, 2015

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Jun 05, 2018

One regular night, a girl delivers a pizza to a fake address and is captured as a prisoner by accident. Someone else was supposed to be in her place. Someone else was supposed to be lured away. Someone else was supposed to die. Or not. And that person was me: Gabriella Klug. Read the book to find out *WHO* wanted me, *WHO* was hunting, and *WHO* tried to kill Kayla Cutler. Is he still out there?


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