Kayla Hicks Book Review: The Last Thing He Told Me
What if the one person you could count on disappeared, leaving nothing to explain why they left?
What is it about?
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.
Laura Dave does a great job pulling the reader in with the premise that her husband goes missing suddenly, which then leads the reader through the winding turns of how she pieces everything together.
I enjoyed how well Dave shows the concept of knowing more than we think we do. And she demonstrates this well with how she shows the reader flashbacks of previous conversations.
However, it lagged in the middle for me and I almost lost interest. So, when I jumped back in and found the book ended with a satisfying conclusion.
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