The Last Thing He Told MeLaura Dave

The Last Thing He Told Me

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The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave Book Summary

The instant #1 New York Times bestselling mystery and Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick that’s captivated more than a million readers about a woman searching for the truth about her husband’s disappearance…at any cost.

“A fast-moving, heartfelt thriller about the sacrifices we make for the people we love most.” —Real Simple

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.

The Last Thing He Told Me (Laura Dave) Book Reviews

Good readGood read. Would definitely read more of her books. Great ending. Certainly not what I expected..Score: 4/5

ImmersiveGreat plot and mind escape for a few days.Score: 5/5

WowBeautifully written and captivating. You are hooked the second you begin this book until the very end. My heart hurts at the end of the book but feels happy with the ended at the same time..Score: 4/5

Great read! Drew me in and I finished it in 2 days. Couldn’t put it down.You know when you read a book that you can’t put down, it’s going to be a good one! This is great!.Score: 5/5

Okay 👍This is very good! Omg this even melted my heart ♥️ lol 😝 I suggest you read it 😃.Score: 5/5

So Much Potential…The ending was terrible. The climax was great, but the ending left off like a Netflix series where there should be a next episode, not the end of a book. Disappointing..Score: 2/5

Excellent!Kept my attention the whole time!.Score: 5/5

HookedThis book had been hooked up until the last 30 pages, got slow and the ending sucked..Score: 4/5

Interesting plotMade me think about all the things you DON’T KNOW about others..Score: 5/5

Loved itWhat a tragic abs beautifully written story. Full of gentle twists and turns. It touched my heart and made me sad, but loved the ending..Score: 4/5

AmazingFirst book I have read in about 5+ years. I am currently over here crying at the ending. I NEED MORE..Score: 5/5

A mother’s love…I love the unexpected love story woven into this book. Our family is not always the ones we are born to..Score: 4/5

UnbelievableI read the book and concluded I hate it. The story makes no sense. Why is this woman who is apparently a common woodshopper playing hardball with US Marshalls and FBI? The author does not include any believeable details about the government agencies to indicate she did any research into their operating procedures. The main character is a complete unbelievable moron. The writing is okay; at least it is digestable. The author also makes characters homosexual for no reason whatsoever. Do not recommend..Score: 1/5

Five starsThis was a good read..Score: 5/5

SolidThe payoff suuuuuucked. I couldn’t put it down though, so I guess I liked it well enough?.Score: 4/5

BeautifulGreat story, beautifully written and I’m sad it’s over!.Score: 5/5

Good readI enjoyed it!.Score: 4/5

First book in awhile…..Easy read. Draws you in. Enjoyable!.Score: 5/5

It's okWith the amazing female fiction writers out right now (Kristin Hannah, Kate Quinn, Delia Owens, Tana French, Lisa Jewell, Colleen Hoover, Taylor Jenkins Reid, Alice Feeney), this book just falls flat. Not believable, lots of holes, but she wrote a book. That is huge, so that's the 3 stars. But I won't buy any more of her books with so many other amazing writers out there. I originally bought it because Reese Book club recommended it, I guess like a lot of people did..Score: 3/5

Good BonesStoryline was decent, but a bit sporadic. A good idea for a book and a nice final page but it didn’t strike me as much of a page turner. I wanted to know the answer to the obvious questions, but I only completed the book out of commitment to reading it all the way through once I started. Then again, I have never written a book. Props to Laura Dave. 🙂.Score: 3/5

A - F Scale: AThrilling. Easy Read. Captivating. Fast..Score: 5/5

So soLast four or five chapter’s were the best..Score: 3/5

The last thing he told herHad to read in one sitting. Thankfully i started on a Sat afternoon. Lots of suspense, twists and turns loved this book..Score: 4/5

The Last Thing He Told MeA well-written page-turner. Loved every minute during the reading. No spoilers here..Score: 5/5

The Last Thing He Said to MeAn excellent mystery story!.Score: 5/5

Addictive readOnce I picked this book up, I could not put it down..Score: 5/5

A good bookThis book was a good mystery read!!.Score: 4/5

Predictable, unlikeable charactersNot sure why this book is so popular. Not one character I liked especially the 16 year old. Easy to figure out the “puzzle” very early in the book. Terrible ending.Score: 1/5

The Last Thing He Said To MeI couldn’t put the book down with all its twists & turns, regardless of how many other important things I had to do. You could never guess where the next clue was leading to. Such realistic like-able characters..Score: 4/5

DisappointingThe premise is compelling but the characters are not believable. Hanna is insecure because her mother abandoned her early in her childhood, but her grandfather raised her and taught her to do woodwork. Somehow she becomes a popular craft furniture maker. Strangely, there is nothing in the book about her craft, about which she shows no real interest. She moves spontaneously from Manhattan to Sausalito with a man she barely knows, who has a 16-year-old daughter. The author portrays Hanna as insecure but willing to take incredible risks — what? The daughter is portrayed as a grumpy and disdainful, begrudging Hanna for not being her dead mother. She is thinly drawn to behaves stupidly, as if she had no sense, when she is supposed to smart and talented. The end play is totally unbelievable. Good idea, but poor execution..Score: 3/5

Thrilling!Definitely a page turner, I enjoyed the story very much. I feel like Laura tried to be as location specific as she could but there were a few details that she neglected. The story itself seemed really simple in the beginning, but unfortunately lost me a few times towards the end. Overall, it’s a quick and easy read, wouldn’t be surprised if this turns into a movie/tv series!.Score: 4/5

Exciting, riveting and an easy well written bookI loved the characters and the flow of the story. I didn’t like it to end as I wanted to read more. I so enjoyed the twists and turns..Score: 5/5

Unrealistic in every wayPoorly researched, poorly executed. Don’t waste your time..Score: 1/5

Predictable. Disappointing Clichés.This book is filled with ridiculously disappointing clichés that are offensive. Mobster who works for the “organization” for smokes cigarettes drinks whiskey and has bodyguards who wear tight suits? Who lets a woman he’s never met free after decades of resentment and bitterness and a stint in prison? A woman who deserts the “love of her life” for a kid she barely has a connection with? It’s started great and then just crashed at tidy predictable end..Score: 1/5

I couldn’t put this book downThis book was very easy to read and follow. I liked the character development. I could not put this book down..Score: 4/5

I’d pass if I were you.It’s unfortunate, I bought this book and I couldn’t even finish it. It was so BORRRRING..Score: 1/5

OverratedEnjoyable read, but not worthy of the hype. The story felt formulaic with few surprises..Score: 3/5

Good story was a little disappointed by the endingThis had a great story I just wish the ending was a little different.Score: 5/5

MybadreadsWhat an incredibly lame finish!.Score: 2/5

Not that goodI didn’t enjoy the book, found the moral of the story a bit stale and used by many authors before. Too many inconsistencies or mistakes. No legal bar in San Francisco is open at 3am, especially in a “boutique” hotel. No bar will serve you old fashioned in a martini glass. Labradors is the most friendly dog breed and make bad guard dogs. There is a middle seat on almost every plane. Monterey is not located on the peninsula, not even close. It’s not possible to get 600 thousand dollars in cash on a minute notice. The main character goes to length to “hide” by using somebody else’s credit card, but then uses Uber as soon as she gets to Austin. And so on. I just get irritated when authors feed you lies like that or think we are stupid and won’t notice..Score: 1/5

Intriguing!Page turning but not heart racing.Score: 5/5

Fantastic!Loved this book, very easy to read. Interesting characters with strong bonds and surprising twists. Highly recommend..Score: 5/5

Such a good book!I read it in two days. It’s been awhile since I had read a good book like this one! And the ending is perfect..Score: 5/5

RefreshingA story with just the right amount of love, drama, and thrill to keep you wanting more! Puts the priorities of life and love exactly where they should be! Excellent read….Score: 5/5

Great!Loved it. Great read for some light suspense and warming, loving vibes..Score: 5/5

Page turner!Loved this story start to finish. Couldn’t put it down! Excellent read!.Score: 5/5

Just bad.Author’s writing is very hard to keep up with. Story plot had so many possible openings for really good twists that we’d never used. Ending was basically nothing. If you read the first and last page of the book, that would be better than wasting your time reading the whole book..Score: 1/5

Great funSeveral twists Fast read.Score: 5/5

Wow!Simply astonishing! The ending is everything. Period!.Score: 5/5

Promising story but too repetitive and obviousThe opening was promisingly intriguing, but the way the story is told gets quite annoying… I felt the repetitive descriptions becomes too forced, ie. how much the main character loves her spouse, how confusing the spouse departure is etc. Overall, I wouldn’t recommend the book. Not too happy with Reese’s bookclub recommendation this time :(.Score: 3/5

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Eh…Pretty dry, very slow. Felt like a lot of ‘hanging in there’ while I waited for something exciting to happen. This is the first time I’ve read this author and it will probably be the last. Her writing style of 99% internal dialogue is tiresome. Live and learn 🤷🏻‍♀️.Score: 3/5

Excellent readCouldn’t put it down!.Score: 5/5

The last thing he told meLaura Dave writes like an immature 7th grader in English class.The positive reviews should not be believed.The 1- star ratings reviews can be believed.Do not waste your time or money on this insipid nonsense.Only a desperate publisher would consider publishing this awful book..Score: 1/5

The Last Thing He Told MeI absolutely loved this book! I couldn’t put it down. Enjoy!.Score: 5/5

Pretty OKThe book was a page turner but about 2/3 in, it felt like the author just wanted to finish it and get it out the door. Worth reading but it could have been better with a few more edits and a bit more time..Score: 3/5

Ending…I needed more at the end, was very disappointed with how it ended. I would still recommend as it’s an easy fast read.Score: 3/5

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