Author: Laura Dave

Narrators: Rebecca Lowman

Publication Date: May 4, 2021

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Book Description

A gripping mystery about a woman who thinks she’s found the love of her life—until he disappears.

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.

Book Review

The Last Thing He Told Me is a unique domestic thriller that I couldn’t put down. Hannah receives a note from her husband that says “Protect Her” the day he disappears. Hannah knows Owen wants her to protect her stepdaughter, Bailey. The FBI is looking for Owen for information while Hannah and Bailey are trying to figure out why Owen fled. They know Owen to be a good man so why did he run away? Hannah is left wondering if anything she thought she knew about her husband is true. This is a suspenseful thriller focusing on characters. I recommend The Last Thing He Told Me to thriller fans looking for something different.

I listened to the audiobook narrated by Rebecca Lowman. I enjoyed her narration and thought it went well with the story.

Thank you Simon & Schuster and Simon & Schuster Audio for The Last Thing He Told Me.

About the Author

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.

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