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....
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What Happened That Night Reviews
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*Big fan of Sandra Block's Zoe Goldman series, and loved that she was able to create just as gripping & addicting a read with a stand-alone book.
*Loved the way this story is told - 3 POV's: Dahlia in the present, Dahlia from 5 years ago, & James.
*Loved the characters - Dahlia & James are the most quirky main characters I've met in a while, yet they are without a doubt the most memorable!
*Book is full of suspense & the tension builds throughout - once D ...more
What Happened That Night by Sandra Block
Mixed feelings on this book…I can see it appealing to New Adult readers wanting a young woman who has been raped to achieve revenge against the group of men that attacked her BUT I am not sure how I feel about what she chose to do to the men to extract that revenge. The way Dahlia and James went about achieving her revenge seemed hard to believe and their relationship was difficult for me to understand. It was an unsettling book and I am still sitting on t ...more
A woman was drugged and gets raped on campus and doesn't remember a thing, except birds chirping, men in line, laughing, and, of course, the pain. Now, she suffers from PTSD, imagine that.
The last part of this book was killing me. I feared for Dahlia. She was crazy with her revenge. I wanted to holler "you go girl!" so many times but I just couldn't. My fear was so strong for her. That kept me going for like over half of this book.
I'm not going to spoil it for you and tell you what happened ...more
Be forewarned: What Happened That Night is a book that is very hard to put down once you start it. It is a compelling, character-driven read.
Five years ago, Dahlia was a student at Harvard ready to go on to law school. All that changed, when she went to a party and was brutally sexually assaulted. While she has no memory of the assault, her physical and emotional trauma was so great that she dropped out of school, losing herself to PTSD.
Stronger now through therapy, Dahlia works as a paralegal. ...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
Powerful and Thought-Provoking!
This is one of those novels where the book summary reads like a suspenseful thriller when it is in fact not. Crime, yes, since it deals with rape, but apart from that I would class it as a contemporary drama/romance, that is heavily character driven. I predicted where it was going early on, and I think most readers will as well. Even the revenge, which I thought was going to be a major plotline, wasn’t. That aside, I thought it was a very good book, and I am please ...more
What Happened That Night by Sandra Block is a quick, fast, and entertaining character driven novel.
5 years ago Dahlia was on her way to becoming a successful lawyer at Harvard University. One night Dahlia decides to attend a party with her friend and is brutally raped. Dahlia wakes up the next day and has no memory of the horrible assault.
Years later, Dahlia is currently working as a paralegal and is suffering from PTSD from that horrible night. One day, Dahlia walks into her office and sees s ...more
WHAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT is a suspenseful, sad, romantic and sometimes violent thriller. I really loved the character of Dahlia. Once she decides to get revenge on the people who brutally attacked her years earlier, the book really kicks into gear! I also loved her growing friendship/relationship with James, and how he supports her. Author Sandra Block does an excellent job building the tension and also making us truly care about the characters. There were some nice twists and turns that I didn' ...more