Today I am reviewing The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave. This was released on the 4th of May, published by Viper Books.
IT WAS THE LAST THING HE TOLD ME: PROTECT HER
Before Owen Michaels disappears, he manages to smuggle a note to his new wife, Hannah: protect her. Hannah knows exactly who Owen needs her to protect – his sixteen-year-old daughter, Bailey, who lost her mother tragically as a child. And who wants absolutely nothing to do with her new stepmother.
As her increasingly desperate calls to Owen go unanswered, his boss is arrested for fraud and the police start questioning her, Hannah realises that her husband isn’t who he said he was. And that Bailey might hold the key to discovering Owen’s true identity, and why he disappeared. Together they set out to discover the truth. But as they start putting together the pieces of Owen’s past, they soon realise that their lives will never be the same again…
A beautiful and thrilling mystery, perfect for readers of Lianne Moriarty and Celeste Ng.
In the blink of an eye Hannah’s world is turned upside down when her husband Owen disappears leaving her a note with only the words ‘Protect Her” on it. Knowing this refers to his daughter Bailey, Hannah embarks on a tumultuous ride in search of the truth in this thrilling mystery from Laura Dave.
I really enjoyed this story and was pulled into its pages. The mystery surrounding Owen’s disappearance appears to be clear cut after his boss is arrested for fraud, which has you thinking then he must be involved. However, as the story progresses, there is so much more to his disappearance than meets the eye and I was not expecting how it all unfolds.
The relationship between Hannah and Bailey plays a big part in this story. A rocky relationship between the two, Bailey is having a tough time adjusting to Hannah in her life, as it has just been her and her dad after the death of her mother. However after Owen’s disappearance, Bailey has no choice but to work with Hannah as they try and find out where he is.
The Last Thing He Told Me is a gripping read from start to finish. My attention was immediately captured and before I knew it, I was already half way through unable to tear myself away. An easy and entertaining read, which I look forward to seeing how it is going to be adapted for the small screen.
Thank you to Laura Dave, Viper Books and Netgalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Last Thing He Told Me, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
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Let’s Get to Know Laura Dave
Laura Dave is the international bestselling author of several novels including The Last Thing He Told Me and Eight Hundred Grapes. Dave’s fiction and essays have been published in The New York Times, ESPN, Redbook, Glamour and Ladies Home Journal.
Dubbed “a wry observer of modern love” (USA Today), Dave has appeared on CBS’s The Early Show, Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends and NPR’s All Things Considered. Cosmopolitan Magazine named her a “Fun and Fearless Phenom of the Year.”
Several of her novels have been optioned for film and television with Dave adapting The Last Thing He Told Me for Hello Sunshine and Apple.