One moment Dahlia is a successful Harvard student. The next, she wakes up from a party, the victim of a brutal assault. Her life veers into a tailspin, and whats worse, her memory of the attack has been ripped away, leaving a cold rage in its wake.Now, years later, Dahlia is a tattooed paralegal suffering from PTSD, still haunted by that night. Until one day, a video surfaces online, and Dahlia sees her attack for the first time. Now she knows what happened to her. And she knows who to blame. Her rage is no longer cold, but burning, red hot. And she is about to make everyone pay....
|Title||:||What Happened That Night|
|Number of Pages||:||352 pages|
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What Happened That Night Reviews
This was my introduction to Sandra Block, and I can't believe I haven't picked up more from her in the past! WHAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT is, at it's core, a great thriller about revenge. As a warning, it does deal with an assault that the main character endures at the beginning of the book.
Dahlia is attending Harvard and excelling in her classes, but one day she wakes up after a party and discovers that she is a victim of a horrific assault. The part that haunts her the most is that she has absolut ...more
This book is completely gripping all the way through. Fantastically written. Great characters and a great read. Throughly enjoyed.
This book was trying to hit all the notes to be a topical book, dealing with sexual assault, self-harm, suicide, LGBTQ identity and autism but it ended up being messy and offensive and pretty poorly written.
I could not, in a million years, imagine what it's like to go through the trauma that Dahlia did, have PTSD of the event (that she cannot remember) and then see the attack come online years later. UFF. What I LOVE about this book is that the revenge factor is clear - but it's executed with the code of not killing anyone.
The characters - how do you NOT fall in love with James?! Absolutely LOVE his character. The build up of friendship with Dahlia to something more was so much better than any ins ...more
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This is a pretty good thriller.
You have two unconventional main characters and I really liked them. It was nice not reading about conventionally handsome man and ordinary Mary Jane Investigates! Instead, we have two people who don’t conform to social norms and who have each experienced true tragedy in their lives.
Unfortunately, I figured out the main secret of the book at about 30%. Regardless, I still enjoyed the read.
Readers should be aware that there are rather gr ...more
This book was great. It was gripping and emotional. It touched on so many realistic topics, that could happen to anyone!
I would recommend.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I was excited to have the opportunity to obtain an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book from NetGalley.
“It’s like an itch that I need to scratch, even if it draws blood, even if I tear the scab off. Because now it’s out there, that night. Part of my life that I could never account for was finally given back to me. Like a gift, spiked with poison.”
During her time as an undergraduate at Harvard, Dahlia was gang raped. Unable to rebound from the brutal attack that she barely remembers, she attem ...more
I loved the premise of the book
A lost memory of the rape + transformation from pretty girl + the video of rape resurfacing + stress seizures = THE REVENGE
This book resonated with me because of the concept of the plot, the lone vigilante. Dahlia as the tattooed paralegal just seems to be surviving life till the video resurfaced. Her need for wanting the men to pay is justifiable. The author Sandra Block has shown her helplessness and anger in words which caused my angst and ire to resurface.
I WAN ...more