The Last Thing He Told Me

The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave Book Summary

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A “gripping” (Entertainment Weekly) 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.

The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave Book Reviews

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- Suspenseful5 star

Loved the suspense that grips you from the very beginning and holds tight throughout.

- 4 stars4 star

The book is great minus the ending.

- Couldn’t put this book down5 star

Finished in two days!

- Page turner5 star

Loved it! Couldn’t put it down! Quick read!

- Good5 star

I enjoyed this book as it was a fast read. I like how each chapter switched between now and before.

- Will there be a sequel?5 star

Very good read. Left me hanging though!

- Wonderful read!5 star

Such an amazing book from beginning to end. It was full of feel good moments, sadness and even a bit of suspense. You are left with a content heart and open mind.

- Great read!5 star

This book was picked for my book club and it was a great read.

- Page turner5 star

Enjoyed the story

- Delightful Mystery4 star

Lots of twists and turns. Slow start but patience will be rewarded for a surprise ending.

- Great but the last quarter is just ok.4 star

Very interesting and fun to read. Though the last quarter was just ok compared to the great first three quarters.

- Intriguing4 star

I personally love the back and forth of past to present. Love the way it was written. Ending could have been a tad better or else it would have got the full five starts.

- The last thing he told me5 star

Enjoyed the read

- Captivating1 star

I don’t get the chance to read often so when I do, I need a book that draws me in from the start. I couldn’t put this down. Great read!

- Interesting read4 star

I thought this book was good. Had an interesting twist that kept my interest.

- Ok but…3 star

Decent plot, but it has too many convenient connections and coincidences that irritate the reader. Bailey doesn’t seem to have any lovable qualities that make the reader rally for her situation. Rather, it is easy to hate her rather than understand or sympathize with her. Also many of the flashbacks are unnecessary and irrelevant.

- Just ok3 star

Great plot, amazing potential. Writing style is too simplistic for my liking. Sophomoric.

- The last thing he told me5 star

Couldn’t put it down, loved it!

- Good read.4 star

Kept me engaged and wanting to read more except for a few lagging parts in the middle. Loved the ending.

- My best read this summer5 star

I couldn’t put this book down! I would 10/10 recommend this to anyone. The way the story just makes you continue to want more turning page after page. Although I wish we got more at the ending I think we got just enough to close out the story.

- Love story with a twist.5 star

This is an intriguing mystery right from the start. The characters are interesting and storyline great.

- Easy good read5 star

Enjoyed. Kept my attention

- The Last Thing He Said ToMe5 star

Great read. I haven’t read a book for many years and am hooked now. Will definitely buy more of her books.

- Great read!5 star

Rarely do I find a book that I can’t put down. This was it. Highly recommend.

- Original story5 star

Kept me reading. Not much depth but definitely interesting reading with surprises along the way.

- Great read5 star

A just right read. Enough character development that you feel invested, well-timed plot that keeps the pages turning.

- Exciting book until the last page.5 star

Such a great read! I’ve recommended to s veal of my friend.

- Great story5 star

Recommend it to everyone

- No1 star

Very boring; so much of the characters just having the same conversations over and over.

- The Last Thing He Told Me5 star

Outstanding book I greatly enjoyed reading. Hannah was a very admirable character, lucky to have had a steady and responsible grandfather to instill courage and strength in the face of tremendous adversity and loss. That obviously gave her the fortitude to make some tough but sound decisions to benefit her step daughter. Hannah made the best decision for Bailey that only someone in her shoes with her unique background could have made - knowing the hole in your heart that is never filled when one or both of your parents leave …. But that is actually a blessing in the long run when it results in a better outcome.

- Loved this Book5 star

Loved the story of love, loss, and renewal. It will stick with me and make me strive to be a better father.

- Amazeballs!!5 star

I read this book in 48 hours! It was captivating and Interesting.

- 💗5 star

Always kept me on the edge of my seat, I stopped reading for a while and then I saw this book and now i’m hooked back into reading and i’m probably going end up reading this book more then once!

- Dull1 star

Too much main character monologue. Story takes forever to get going, and it is not captivating.

- Good story but bad ending3 star

Story was well developed but ended way too abruptly

- Page turner5 star

Couldn’t put it down.

- Excellent book!5 star

Just read it in one day! Such a great read.

- Waste of money1 star

How does this garbage get published. I want my money back

- The Last Thing He Told Me5 star

Spellbinding. Characters fully developed - whether you like them or not. Plot was not predictable. loved it.

- Ummm3 star

Good, fine. Not great by any means.

- Super5 star

Great read

- Ummm3 star

Good, fine. Not great by any means.

- Simply well written.4 star

I could not putting it down. A gripping human story. I loved it.

- Nothing is what it seems…5 star

Took a while to get into it but once you do it’s excellent.

- The last thing he told me5 star

Excellent writing, I couldn’t put it down! Kept the reader engaged, caring about the characters, wanting to know more. It was very interesting to follow Hannah’s sharp intelligence and deductive process, as well as her motivations, love, and courage! A+!

- Not real, believable.3 star

Teen dog walkers with 15 dogs? Lake Washington adjoining Seattle does not freeze over, there is no ice fishing there, just too many of these fact less actuals. It has to be real to be believed.

- The Last Thing He Told Me5 star

Great suspense novel and an involving narrative. I liked the main character a lot and empathized with her frightening dilemmas as the book progressed

- This is a book that should’ve been a Movie!2 star

Fantastic story line, i just wish there was more of an intense plot and i really feel this book would have been better displayed as a film!

- Good read4 star

This book was so good at pulling you in and tagging you along. Easy read. However, the ended was just my what I was hoping for..

- Spellbinder5 star

Ferocious love makes people do the unthinkable

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clk292 - Pretty OK3 star

The 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.

mandym90 - The Last Thing He Told Me5 star

I absolutely loved this book! I couldn’t put it down. Enjoy!

Where,s the mouse? - The last thing he told me1 star

Laura 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.

evboevboevev - Excellent read5 star

Couldn’t put it down!

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AFriend04 - Great Read5 star

Couldn’t put it down

Sweetfaith82 - Page turner5 star

I could not put this book down. Thrilling, suspenseful and wonderfully written. I loved the whole book!

ash_hole887 - Great book5 star

Slow start but eventually couldn’t put it down!

Pmillxo - Started off strong..3 star

This book started off really solid but by halfway through I was struggling to finish. Was hoping for a more exciting ending. Not sure how this book is #1 right now.

marfy17 - Amazing5 star

What an amazing book!

Onioneye - Page turner5 star

Wonderful, sophisticated and well developed characters.

gk13456789 - Not a good read1 star

Don’t waste your time !

AHander - The last thing he told me5 star

Amazing book I finished it in two days! I couldn’t put it down. I was a bit disappointed in the ending but the suspense was amazing. I wish the author would write a sequel of Owens point of view!

kasseyg - Couldn’t put it down!5 star

Great book!! I finished it in two days!

millaruth - Captivating5 star

Could not put it down. It ranks a”10”

TSpaCarter - Good book4 star

A good quick read

Chilequile - Instant page turner…5 star

This books is full of twists and turns that keeps you up at night reading more. It’s well-written and references to San Francisco, Sausalito and Austin are accurate and relevant. Loved it !

ms.xtine - Good book to read 👍🏼4 star

I wasn’t satisfied with the ending but it was a good story 💕

Autotony - Protect Her5 star

I loved this book. Couldn’t put it down. Full of twists and turns. It really made me wonder, if we ever really know someone.

Adikatobi - Enjoyed the uniqueness of the story.5 star

It was captivating from the start to finish.

yoopersmk - I couldn’t put it down!5 star

Quick and easy read.

LeahBeah - A New Favorite5 star

Wow. This book left me stunned. It was romantic, relatable and most of all incredibly mysterious from start to finish. This story examines the true definitions of both identity and love in all it’s forms. I was left in awe, and wishing that the story could somehow continue on for longer. I was happy to be wrapped up in Hannah’s confusing life for however long the window into her world remained open to me. I highly recommend this book!

kaykaybean13 - Incredible5 star

What a beautiful story and while there were so many unexpected and unpredictable twists turns deceiving truths that surfaced I was absolutely taken with the story overall.

xoxoxoxoox777 - Great book.5 star

I’m so glad I read this book. I read reviews that people said it was predictable but I did not predict that ending at all. 10/10 recommend. I seriously could not put it down

Kare1228 - Couldn’t put the book down5 star

I truly did love reading this book. I appreciated that the storyline wasn’t a love story since I don’t particularly care for rom-com type of books. I finished the last 2/3 of the book in one sitting because I couldn’t put it down.

Fruit pop aholic - Great5 star

Loved this book. Easy read

deldel7 - Great read5 star

Did not want to put this one down!

gypsytank - Ok2 star

I didn’t think the story line was captivating or anything original. Predictable and uneventful

BreeBone - Bleh.2 star

Shocked by all the five star reviews on here. I love a good mystery and this was not it. I had to force myself to finish it. The main character was annoying, the style of constant incomplete sentences got old quickly.

BalayLlama - One of my new favs5 star

Great book! Finished it in less than two days! Nicely written, and kept my interest the entire time.

a.taylorfields - LOVE!5 star

The ending was so unexpected. I love a book that is unpredictable and it was such a good one. Definitely a favorite. Highly recommend.

kimboslice1291 - Great read5 star

Could not put this down! This book is so captivating I couldn’t stop reading it.

Theresa Roberts786 - NICE BOOK5 star

Enjoyed very much. great story.i love the book...

222_Stylist - Must read!5 star

This one is definitely a page turner! Loved the suspense

Readingbythesea - The Last Thing He Told Me5 star

Easy, fast read. Good story line .

MissJT - Page turner5 star

Kept me interested from the first page to the last. So good!

Barbiegc - The last thing he said4 star

Enjoyed it but the ending was very abrupt

Katherine Cee - amazing5 star

such a good book. grabbed my attention from the first page

TillieP - Great page- turner4 star

Excellent read!

Purplmama2 - So good5 star

Really good story.

Nanaelaine - The last thing he said ….5 star

Such a great read.. I’d recommend highly! Love a nail bitter….

Kingkongdong223 - Book is great5 star

I loved it An awesome start to ever day before I go to work Kingkongding223

dana326! - 10/105 star

Great read! Did nit want to put it down

TT128 - I enjoyed this4 star

Great book. Well written. Easy to read and follow along.

Reader759332 - Great Read.5 star

This is an amazing book that’s all I have to say.

WendyM10 - Great book!5 star

Fast read, interesting characters that made me want to keep reading. Loved it!

hannadomit - Such a good book!!!!!!5 star

Couldn’t put it down for one second!!!!

txylor96 - 8.9/10🦦5 star

I finished this book in a day, the writing is so beautiful that you attach yourself to the characters and fly through the pages. Captivating, thrilling, sad and a bit twisted. Highly recommend

Jmoneytyu - Meh2 star

The most boring book I have read this year.

SchuetzeK - Page turner5 star

I loved this book! 10/10 recommend.

Cgnuimhf - Boring1 star

Not sure what to like about this book. A few times I almost just stopped reading it. What a disappointment. The ending …….so predictable.

Henrik Lynn - Very linear and predictable2 star

While the ending is wholesome, the plot itself is very plain and lacking . The twist is probably the most underwhelming one I’ve ever read in a book . I think the author wanted emotional payoff more than the actual shocking plot point . Disappointed!

Jezig - Me encanto5 star

Es una lectura que te entretiene y te deja con intriga!! Te transporta a los escenarios donde se desarrolla la historia!!

joohara - Great read5 star

Loved it! Read it often until I couldn’t keep my eyes open.

bobbyseagrams - Boring and predictable1 star

Short and easy read only 200 pages. Very predictable ending and the plot is very one- noted. I regret reading this book.

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About Laura Dave Wiki

Laura Dave (born July 18, 1977) is an American novelist. Early life Dave was born in New York City and grew up in Scarsdale, New York. Her interest in writing began when she was in elementary school. Dave graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1999, where she received a B.A. in English. She has an MFA from the University of Virginia's creative writing program. She was a Henry Hoyns Fellow and a recipient of the Tennessee Williams Scholarship. She received several awards for her writing including the AWP Intro Award in Short Fiction.Following graduate school, Dave worked as a freelance journalist for ESPN. Writing career Dave is the author of London Is The Best City In America (2...

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