The Lost Night by Andrea Bartz

The Lost Night

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...

Details The Lost Night

TitleThe Lost Night
Release DateFeb 26th, 2019
GenreMystery, Fiction, Thriller, Mystery Thriller

Reviews The Lost Night

  • Felicia
    *yaaaaaaaawwwwnnn*This book is reminiscent of a really bad Lifetime movie starring a bad actress from a 90's drama that you end up watching on a Sunday afternoon because you can't find the remote. The Lost Night lost me about halfway through when I realized it was turning into the typical whodunnit only without the who.I had a suspicion of who the killer was but kept dismissing the thoughts in hopes of a less obvious outcome. Although I guessed t...
  • Kylie D
    An okay psychological thriller that sees Lindsay start to question her best friend's suicide, ten years after the event. She has lost touch with her other friends from the time they all spent partying, drinking and generally running amok. Edie's death was deemed a suicide as she was seemingly depressed after a string of bad things had passed through her life. Lindsay slowly starts to get back in touch with her old friends, trying to remember what...
  • Tammy
    The main character is yet another insufferably puerile thirty-three year old woman trying to determine her role in a tragedy that occurred ten years earlier among her hipster friends in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. This is a protracted tale that is predictable and mundane. Maybe I’m just too old to appreciate this sort of thing.
  • Meredith B. (readingwithmere)
    3.5 Stars...rounded up! Standing four feet closer to heaven and looking at the sidewalk eight emptied floors below. Maybe today's the day I'll Jump Lindsay is a thirty something living in New York. She has great friends, enjoys her job and has an overall good life. However she has a few secrets and one of them includes what happened to her best friend ten years ago. Edie was found dead inside her apartment with a suicide note. However, when an op...
  • marilyn
    Close to the 10 year anniversary of the suicide of twenty-three year old Edie, her former roommate and former best friend, have lunch together, after not seeing each other for almost 10 years. Sarah, the roommate, and Lindsay, the best friend, had been together with Edie's ex boyfriend, Alex, smoking, drinking, and partying, that night. As Sarah and Lindsay reminisced about Edie and the night of her suicide, their memories are different and Sarah...
  • Alanna
    This book is so much fun and is one of the most original and unpredictable thrillers I’ve read in a long time. I received an advanced manuscript of The Lost Night and was kept on my toes until the last page. I love a good thriller but can normally spot the twists from a few chapters away—not with this book! I’ve been describing The Lost Night to my friends (after telling them that they should read it) as a mix between Gossip Girl and Gone G...
  • Julia
    This book is a feminist masterpiece. From its 20-something female protagonist looking for something real in a sea of f*** boys, to the 30-something version who feels like commitment is still too much to ask for, The Lost Night jumps into the complex tangle of relationships and love. It's no surprise that the most meaningful, powerful, and often disturbing relationships in the book are between Lindsay and her then and now-female friends. Edie, Lin...
  • Emily Johnson
    I read The Lost Night over a weekend, and for the last 50 or so pages, couldn't put it down. The author creates an immersive, cinematic world of 2009-era Brooklyn, inhabiting a series of characters in a way that feels deeply candid and real. It's an excellent thriller (I didn't manage to guess the killer until the big reveal), but it's the internal monologues of each character that drew me in most. Highly recommend!
  • Abbi Libers
    I got to read an advanced manuscript of this book, and I finished it within two days. It's a whodunnit for sure, but it's more than a typical thriller. The psychology of the characters is so complex and the plot twists are so unexpected that I was second-guessing myself at every turn. I loved the writing and the fact that it's set at the height of the 2009 recession when life was so uncertain. It brought me back to my early years in New York and ...
  • Michele Hirsch
    I had the joy of reading an early draft of The Lost Night, and love the world it creates. The dialogue especially blew me away. Seeing how the characters gush to their friends about a new boy they laid eyes on at a party, then send stream-of-consciousness emails to each other about their fears — I've rarely read something so spot on. It felt like someone had taken my own conversations from my early twenties, all those late-night vulnerable mu...
  • Erin Hicks
    I got to read an early manuscript of The Lost Night at the author's request and I couldn't put it down. All the characters felt like people I had known for years, for better or worse, and the novel really took me back to my early post college years living in New York City for the first time as a magazine editor. The author does a great job of getting into the mindsets of the characters in a very relatable way --it almost seemed like I was hearing...
  • Mandy White
    The Lost Night by Andrea Bartz took a bit to get into but once I did it was hard to put down. While at times the characters were very annoying it was a story that will keep you guessing.10 years ago Lindsays best friend killed her self alone in her apartment after a long drunken night. Their group of friends were all completely devastated and shocked as it seemed to come out of nowhere. The grief sent them all their separate ways for 10 years. Bu...
  • Bailey
    Most of us have a had a night out and we wake up and can't remember how it ended... maybe it was because we were tired or maybe alcohol came into play. The Lost Night touches heavily on a night like this. Edie is a popular 23 year old who takes her own life... or does she? Ten years later, Lindsey is reflecting on Edie and how her life ended. Is there more to what happened than Lindsey remembers? Read and you will find out. I will be recommending...
  • Kendall
    The Lost Night by Andrea Bartz..... where do I start? Well... let's all take a moment to give beauty to that cover! Absolutely love the cover and all the coloring. It takes a lot to impress me nowadays with my thriller and mystery books. Unfortunately, this one feel extremely flat for me. Let me start out with our main character Lindsay... wow was she painful. I thought for a second I was reading a YA novel... because Lindsay was acting so immatu...
  • Cortney LaScola - The Bookworm, Myrtle Beach
    That ending!! I spent the whole book thinking something else happened to Edie... I was way off. I wish there had been more chapters from the other friends perspective because Lindsay kind of got on my nerves, but I couldn't put the book down the last 150 pages. Awesome debut!
  • Kris Waldherr
    Wow. What an ending. Though I'd originally found myself unable to put THE LOST NIGHT down because of Bartz's sharply insightful writing, I was a total ball of nerves by the last fifty pages. I also loved her deeply immersive descriptions of Brooklyn hipster life, which rang true to my experiences living here during the period in which the novel is set. (Yeah, total Brooklynite, though Williamsburg was kind of a world onto itself a decade ago.) Ho...
  • Amy
    I absolutely love any sort of book that deals with old murders and unsolved cases and this one appealed to me even more so because it’s unknown whether Edie was even murdered or if she committed suicide like the cops assumed. There was a lot of unknown factors in the one across the board and while it only left me guessing for about half the time, it maintained my interest throughout.The bulk of the narrative is shaped by Lindsay with a handful ...
  • Felicia Grossman
    So this was the first book in a long-time that towards the end I sat up straight and said "HOLY CRAP," out loud. All the threads to the mystery were there but they were woven in so well, integrated so expertly, and most importantly, I was so locked in on the first person narration and the full fallibleness of memory and perspective, I missed it until it was, a train out of control bearing down on my like the characters. TOTALLY WOW. Let's just sa...
  • Patricia
    10 years ago, Lindsay had a blackout on the night her friend, Edie, died. Her death was ruled a suicide. After meeting with another friend from 10 past, Lindsay begins to think perhaps Edie was murdered and questions her own part in it. I really enjoyed reading THE LOST NIGHT, and I highly recommend it!
  • Katherine Riley
    I read this novel as if compelled, staying up way too late each night until I reached the end. And what an ending it was. But it’s the beginning that grabs and holds. This novel never lets go. It is a novel that flips effortlessly between the lingering edge of youth, and the narrowed path that is adulthood. For those of us in our twenties, it can be read as an oracle. For those of us who survived them, reading it is a redemptive act, also an ac...
  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    While I appreciate what this book tried to do, it unfortunately fell a bit flat for me. I found the main character to be extremely irritating and not in the "I love to hate characters" kind of way. I knew exactly what the twist was going to be very quickly and that only made it all the more annoying when all my fears became true.I appreciated the small chapters from other perspectives more than I did Lyndsay's and while she was an unreliable narr...
  • Christie Grotheim
    I really enjoyed reading The Last Night and I highly recommend it. I was fully engrossed—pulled into the story completely. Bartz captured the energy of being young in New York and depicted time and place beautifully; the setting and happenings at the Bushwick loft reminded me of more parties than I can count and many I can’t quite recall. In that sense I thought the plot was brilliant, and it held me as she put the pieces together while wrest...
  • Diane McPhail
    Andrea Bartz has taken on a number of difficulties and done them justice. Lindsay, the unreliable narrator (a difficult task in itself) is looking back 10 years to the unexpected suicide of a shining, but mercurial friend during their years of alcohol soaked, party focused living in a wild rundown apartment complex in New York. I see that other reviewers have said this is spot on and reminds them of their own young adulthood. Being older, I found...
  • Carl K
    I read an advance copy of this urban mystery novel, set mostly in the artist lofts of Bushwick around 2009, when this neighborhood was the center of the up-and-coming art world. Knowing the scene from my Brooklyn post-college days, I felt that the setting and the ‘lifestyle’ was well-captured, and it makes for a good location for a murder mystery because there is a thrilling sense of lawlessness in the derelict buildings where starving artist...
  • Janice Lombardo
    After 10 years of no contact, Lindsay and Sarah get together. They reminisce about their friend, Edie, who had died from a gun shot to her head. Although it was ruled as a suicide, Sarah mentions that the wound was on the right side of Edie's head and that Edie was left-handed. Then they began to talk alibis. Sarah said that Lindsay was NOT at a concert that Lindsay KNEW she was at. The remainder of the story builds up on the possibility that Edi...
  • Megan Collins
    This book was such an exciting and wild ride—truly a thriller in every sense of the word. The characters, all wonderful and flawed in various interesting ways, felt so achingly real, and the prose radiated with nostalgia for that time in your life when nothing matters but what you and your closest friends are doing that night (it certainly made me miss those days, even as it illuminated the blind spots and pitfalls of youth). I read this in jus...
  • Carolyn
    I loved this book and couldn’t put it down! Absolutely inhaled it during my commutes to and from work for a few days in a row. Found myself eager to leave work in the evenings so I could keep reading. It reminded me of Gillian Flynn’s novels—dark, twisted, with complicated female characters.
  • ʚϊɞ Shelley ʚϊɞ
    What I loved about this book was the tension. I kept trying to figure out who made the best suspect and who had motive. I constantly changed my mind, becoming suspicious of each character along the way. And honestly, I didn't figure out the ending until it was revealed, which is always a win in my book. I thought this book was an excellent, mysterious read. It captured my attention from beginning to the end and gave me some chills. It had a few t...
  • Tobyann Aparisi
    I won this book on Goodreads for an honest review.The author writes with a style that I really enjoyed reading. The characters were very well defined and thought out. The scenery (gritty and almost loud) was written in a way that you could feel, see, and maybe even smell your surroundings. This story has a bit of everything in it, mystery, intrigue, that who-done-it feel. It often makes you wonder is this truly the rambling thoughts of a drunken ...
  • Tiffany
    Calhoun Lofts in 2009 was packed with college students, drugs and drama. Edie is hands down the queen of building with her easy, laid-back style and beauty and the rest of the residents revolve around her like the sun. One such student is Lindsay, lacking in self-confidence, not as popular, and with a dark mental health history that she shares with no-one. Frequently a party location with an "open door" policy throughout, one night in August turn...