Synopsis of The Last Thing He Told Me:
This contemporary thriller takes place in Sausalito, California where Owen, his daughter Bailey and Hannah (his wife of one year) live. While at home on their houseboat, Hannah is delivered a note from Owen by a little girl. When she opens this note it only contains two words: protect her. Immediately Hannah knows who the “her” Owen is referring to. It’s his daughter Bailey. As the story quickly unfolds, Hannah realizes that while it may seem that Owen is caught up in a work scandal it is much, much more. We realize Owen has a history he has done a pretty good of job running from and he is’t who Hannah thought he was, or is he?
As Hannah courageously fights to learn the truth and protect a teenage daughter who barely seems as though she wants her around, we see just how far someone will go to sacrifice for those they love.
My Thoughts on The Last Thing He Told Me:
This book goes hard and fast right from the beginning and steadily increases throughout. I loved how Hannah is brave and strong despite her feelings of anger and resentment at times. She keeps moving forward, never allowing her emotions to distract her from what must be done: protecting Bailey. Despite only being Bailey’s mother for a year, her maternal instincts immediately kick in. She allows her love for Owen and what her gut tells her about him to be her strength in finding out the truth. Hannah often puts herself in harm’s way and goes against what might be easy. She is someone I would want to be friends with.
I loved this story in its entirety. The only thing (if I had to find something) I didn’t like was that there wasn’t more backstory on Owen and how he got to where the story picks up. The true crime lover in me wanted more! I rated this story 4.5/5 stars.
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