REVIEW: THE LAST THING HE TOLD ME, BY LAURA DAVE

Before Owen Michaels disappears, he smuggles a note to his beloved wife of one year: Protect her. Despite her confusion and fear, Hannah Hall knows exactly to whom the note refers—Owen’s sixteen-year-old daughter, Bailey. Bailey, who lost her mother tragically as a child. Bailey, who wants absolutely nothing to do with her new stepmother.

As Hannah’s increasingly desperate calls to Owen go unanswered, as the FBI arrests Owen’s boss, as a US marshal and federal agents arrive at her Sausalito home unannounced, Hannah quickly realizes her husband isn’t who he said he was. And that Bailey just may hold the key to figuring out Owen’s true identity—and why he really disappeared.

Hannah and Bailey set out to discover the truth. But as they start putting together the pieces of Owen’s past, they soon realize they’re also building a new future—one neither of them could have anticipated.

With its breakneck pacing, dizzying plot twists, and evocative family drama The Last Thing He Told Me is a riveting mystery, certain to shock you with its final, heartbreaking turn.
 
 
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As I burrowed into The Last Thing He Told Me, I knew I was in for a treat. The kind of read that will be unforgettable, but which will also fill me with emotions that add to the hold it will have on me.

We are immediately drawn into the mystery of who Owen really is, and what he may or may not have done. Can Hannah dig deep enough to figure it all out? Will she be able to keep Bailey safe?

The writing was captivating, and I loved how I was drawn into the characters and settings, seeing them as if they were unfolding on a big screen. I had a sense of the Sausalito house boat, the places in Austin, Texas, and even a brief glimpse or two of the Venice Canals in LA. I knew I would want to view the story as a film!

By the end, we are caught up in the pull of losses and how there would be no easy answers. I didn’t want to say goodbye to the story. 5 stars.
 
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