Books We Love By People We Love: Andrea Bartz's 'The Lost Night'

If you like Netflix’s "You," check out this new thriller from one of our former RRED contributors
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The Lost Night by Andrea Bartz

You’ve read and watched Gone Girl. You loved The Girl on the Train. You blew through the Netflix series You in a matter of hours.

If you’re looking for a new thriller that will have your mind and heart racing, add The Lost Night to your list. We’re loving it, and not just because it’s the debut novel of former Rachael Ray Every Day contributor Andrea Bartz. This page-turner of a book has already been optioned for development as a limited series, which will be produced by Mila Kunis’ Orchard Farm Productions.

Set in modern-day Brooklyn, The Lost Night follows magazine fact-checker Lindsay Bach on her search to uncover what really happened 10 years ago on the night her seemingly perfect friend Edie Iredale was found dead in her apartment with a suicide note on her laptop. The night was one of many drunken ones in Lindsay’s youth and came during a year she and her hipster crew spent every night partying in Bushwick. But after Edie’s death, the group quickly disbanded and pushed their memories of the night and each other as far away as possible.

Lindsay hasn’t spoken to any of her friends in years, much less thought about that night. But now, on the 10-year-anniversary of Edie’s death, Linday’s set on discovering the truth. Every old email she reads or video she watches makes her question herself and her friends. What exactly happened that night? Why do she and her friends all remember it differently? Why was the creepy landlord so close by after the body was discovered? Did Edie actually kill herself? 

Full of plot twists and reveals, The Lost Night will keep you guessing until the end. Author of novel-turned-Netflix series You Caroline Kepnes says: “Reading The Lost Night is like cracking open the dusty photo albums and diving into the Venn diagram of your identity. 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.”

Bartz is the co-author of the popular blog and book Stuff Hipsters Hate. A journalist and essayist, she’s written and edited for numerous magazines, including Rachael Ray Every Day. The Lost Night is her first novel and it's available now.