"The Lost Night is enthralling, a skillfully narrated story that begins as a tale of detection but becomes something more."
—The New York Times
"No novel based on Ms. Howard’s life, no matter how skillfully crafted, could have been as believable as The Lost Night. It is a quintessentially American narrative of self-creation and redemption, a postmodern Gatsby with a hard-earned, doubt-tinged happy ending. I don’t know when I’ve read a better first book."
—The Wall Street Journal
—San Francisco Chronicle
"The Lost Night illuminates a bond between a father and a daughter that neither time nor death can undo."
—The Washington Post Book World