The Lost Night: A Novel (Paperback)

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Here’s a stylish noir update that offers a glimpse into the cool kid world of late-aughts NYC, a landscape of twenty-somethings searching for meaning (or something like it) in friendships, cheap lofts, and rooftop parties while the world fell apart around them, back when hipster was still a bad word. It’s a what-really-happened-back-then? thriller about a woman who unearths a video clip from her partying days which leads her to personally reopen the decade-cold case of her estranged friend’s suicide-that-was-probably-really-a-murder. The narrator flirts with unreliability (she was blacked out when said suicide-that-was-probably-really-a-murder happened), and the plotting’s just the right amount of twisty to scratch the ol’ whodunit itch. In The Lost Night, Bartz does what classic noir does best, offering a glimpse into the dark side - the unemployment and lack of prospects, the tense, strained friendships, and the drugs and oceans of Pabst - to reveal the secrets of a time and place gone by.

— Chris Lee

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“Tightly paced and skillfully plotted, The Lost Night is a remarkable debut.”—Jessica Knoll, New York Times bestselling author of Luckiest Girl Alive 

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

 
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BuzzFeed • Glamour Real Simple Marie Claire Library Journal Booklist CrimeReads

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 New York 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.

Praise for The Lost Night

“[An] impressive debut with a nerve-wracking finish.”People

“A compulsively readable journey into the dark corners of memory. Bartz has crafted a terrifying and delicious narrative in the vein of Gillian Flynn and Paula Hawkins.”—Jo Piazza, bestselling coauthor of The Knockoff

“Andrea Bartz casts a nostalgic, misty haze over this story about a meticulous-minded woman playing detective with her own life. If you’ve ever woken up unsure of what happened the night before and then proceeded to do it again...oh my, this is your book.”—Caroline Kepnes, author of You and Providence

About the Author


Andrea Bartz is a Brooklyn-based journalist and author of The Lost Night. Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Marie Claire, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Women's Health, Martha Stewart Living, Redbook, Elle, and many other outlets, and she's held editorial positions at Glamour, Psychology Today, and Self, among other titles.

Praise For…


Glamour “Best Books of 2019”
Real Simple “Best Books of 2019”
Marie Claire “Best Books of 2019”
Buzzfeed “Best Thrillers of 2019”
Library Journal “2019 Best Debut Novels”
Booklist “Year’s Best Crime Novels”
CrimeReads “The Best Books of 2019: Debut”


“[An] impressive debut with a nerve-wracking finish.”—People

“I Know What You Did Last Summer meets The Girl on the Train in Andrea Bartz’s addictive debut novel.”Marie Claire

“If you couldn’t get enough of TBS’s Search Party or more recently Netflix’s Russian Doll, pick up a copy of The Lost Night . . . [A] haunting debut.”Glamour

“If you’ve ever woken up unsure of what happened the night before and then proceeded to do it again . . . oh my, this is your book.”—Caroline Kepnes, bestselling author of You 

“Debut author Bartz pens a captivating psychological suspense novel full of moving pieces and expertly paced. The tension is unmatched as the pieces fall into place, but not without the protagonist second-guessing herself. . . . This whip-smart and mysterious read is perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn and Paula Hawkins.”Library Journal (starred review)

“A riveting debut with, yes, an echo of The Girl on the Train.”Booklist (starred review)

“Accomplished . . . Fans of psychological thrillers will want to see more from this talented newcomer.”Publishers Weekly

“It kept me flipping pages so intensely that I actually missed my stop on the subway.”—Jill Santopolo, New York Times bestselling author of The Light We Lost 

“A twisty, tightly plotted thriller set among the hipsters of Brooklyn.”Refinery29

“Poised to be one of the most talked-about books of the winter.”Bustle

The Lost Night has some of the best plot twists you’ll read all year long.”HelloGiggles

“If you liked The Girl on the Train, you’ll love The Lost Night.”Betches

“We bet that when you reach the final page, you’ll cry, ‘That ending!’ Read this smart, engrossing novel now.”RealSimple

“A compelling story that will leave you guessing until the final page.”Parade

“Twisty and unpredictable, The Lost Night will keep you guessing—and might make you reexamine your own past.”Buzzfeed

“An intense, emotionally gripping novel pitting memory and reality against each other…will keep you awake long into the night.”BookPage

“A strong, atmospheric debut steeped in the lush details of Brooklyn in the late aughts . . . Expect to read a great deal more from Bartz in the future.”CrimeReads

"If you're looking for a new thriller that will have your mind and heart racing, add The Lost Night to your list."RachaelRay magazine

"A juicy thriller wrapped up in a vivid nostalgia trip."—Janelle Brown, bestselling author of Watch Me Disappear

"I loved this very cool thriller that puts you bang in the middle of New York's hippest crowd. I read it in two days!"—CJ Tudor, author of The Chalk Man 

"A compulsively readable journey into the dark corners of memory. Bartz has crafted a terrifying and delicious narrative in the vein of Gillian Flynn and Paula Hawkins."—Jo Piazza, bestselling coauthor of The Knockoff

"Exciting, gripping, disquieting . . . a magnificent examination of the dark corners of our souls. Andrea Bartz has written this season's must-read novel."—Rene Denfeld, bestselling author of The Child Finder

"A fun, smart mystery that kept me guessing until the end."—Adelle Waldman, author of The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P

"If you're a fan of psychological thrillers with strong female protagonists, like Gillian Flynn's Sharp Objects or Paula Hawkins' The Girl on the Train, put The Lost Night on your must-read list."Milwaukee Magazine


Product Details
ISBN: 9780525574729
ISBN-10: 0525574727
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: January 7th, 2020
Pages: 352