The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave

4 out of 5 stars

The Last He Told Me by Laura Dave sitting on a book shelf.

Hannah Hall and Owen Michaels are happily married newlyweds, and Hannah has been trying unsuccessfully to build a relationship with Owen’s teenage daughter, Bailey. When Owen suddenly disappears, Hannah is left with Bailey and a few cryptic clues suggesting that Bailey may be in danger.  

“This is the thing about good and evil. They aren’t so far apart—and they often start from the same valiant place of wanting something to be different.”

Laura Dave, The Last Thing He Told Me

I thought this was a gripping book, and although there are a few unrealistic parts, I was able to look past them because I wanted so badly to know what would happen to Hannah, Bailey, and Owen. Hannah was relatable as a wife and parental figure to a teenage girl. The relationship between Hannah and Bailey is the heart of the book. 

It was refreshing to read a thriller where the main characters were basically good people caught up in a difficult situation. I enjoyed the pacing of this novel and I appreciated that the story wasn’t predictable.

I’d recommend this to anyone looking for a fast-paced thriller with likable characters.

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