May 10 2018

Review for What Happened That Night by Sandra Block

Posted by Jenea @ Jenea's Book Obsession in Reviews / 16 Comments

Review for What Happened That Night by Sandra BlockWhat Happened That Night by Sandra Block
Published by Sourcebooks Landmark on June 5th 2018
Genres: Adult, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
Pages: 352
Format: Kindle
Source: Publisher
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She doesn't remember that night. But she will never be the same.

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 what's worse - her memory of the attack has been ripped away, leaving a cold rage in its wayke.

Now, years later, Dahlia is a tattooed paralegal suffering from PTSD and 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 is to blame. Her rage is no longer cold, but burning, red hot.

And she is about to make everyone pay.




What Happened That Night is a great psychological thriller that tells of the story of a young woman’s mission of revenge against those who did something just horrible to her a few years ago.

Dahlia, years after a horrendous night for her has become a sucessful paralegals, moving on the tragic event that she have very little memory of hasn’t been easy but she’s done the best she can. Rape is event that changes you life is many ways, and it affected her mental health, her future love life as well and my heart went out to her. I wanted to be able to move on and live a great life and maybe even find someone who loves her dearly.

Dahlia has suffered in silence all this time, until a video surfaces that shows everything that happened of that awful night. Who was there, who did what and someone videoing it all. The problem is, she doesn’t know their names or where they might even be at this point in time. She makes it her mission to find them and make them pay. She does meet a guy named James, he’s nice to her and start a friendship, and he even helps her on her mission too. Now, James is a little socially timid, but he is just sweetest guy. I wanted to just hug and give him some help to be able to talk her, the way he wanted to. His family wasn’t with out problems either, so I think this is why they bonded the way they did and I enjoyed it so much too.

The pacing is a little on the slow side, but this worked in it’s favor. There are parts that are very graphic, the description of Dahila’s rape just made me so mad. I wanted to find them all too, and do things that would probably lead me to jail. Just awful guys! Dahlias anger was understandable.

There was so suspense and twist that Block threw in here, that it kept turning the pages to find out how it all ended and I certainly wanted to know what happened with Dahlia and James too. This was an utterly intense read and may be hard for some to read, but it really was a great thriller and very thought provoking.





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Jenea @ Jenea's Book Obsession

16 Responses to “Review for What Happened That Night by Sandra Block”

  1. Debbie Haupt

    I can always count on you to bring me a thriller Jenea and it looks like this one is a really good one. Thanks for sharing your thoughts

  2. verushka

    This is one I have been looking forward to, so I skimmed your review, but noted the four stars — WHEW! Glad it’s as good as I imagined! (Is this my second comment? I swear, I commented here a couple of days ago)

  3. Suzanne @ The Bookish Libra

    “And she is about to make everyone pay.”

    Oh wow, that just sounds so intense. I think the description of the rape would make me really angry too and cheer Dahlia on in her quest for revenge.

  4. Lorna

    I don’t like it if she gets in trouble for her revenge. If she doesn’t than I am much better! The rape scene sounds pretty horrible too. Not sure if this one is for me but great review.

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