The Last Thing He Told Me - Laura Dave

The Last Thing He Told Me

By Laura Dave

  • Release Date: 2021-05-04
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
From 3,014 Ratings


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A gripping 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.


  • Great quick read

    By eem24242
    This is such an enjoyable read. It’s nothing crazy but it kept me hooked and interested from page one which has not been happening easily lately. Would def recommend!
  • wow.

    By Alex-cornell
    Some people in the reviews have been off put by the ending saying that it just kind of ends leaving you unsatisfied. Although this is kind of true, it’s also so beautifully true to the situation. MUST READ!
  • Interesting but not exceptional

    By emilylauren818
    Interesting read, writing style can be wordy and hard to follow at times. Some good twists that will keep you interested
  • Wow

    By Dullam
    Simply a great read. Hard to put down.
  • Potential but falls flat

    By TaylorAce2012
    Heartwarming dynamic and storyline around the relationship between a stepmother and her stepdaughter. Hooked me from the start but then took a very random left turn halfway through that left me feeling like wow, ok, that’s lazy writing and feels completely unrealistic. It’ll hook you but won’t keep you.
  • the last thing he told me

    By glendaveiga
    just read it, it’s amazing
  • Fabulous!

    By Mrsberry100
    I couldn’t put it down!!
  • Dissapointing

    By Kimo_AK
    Started out great. Started fizzling out about halfway through. Got worse and worse and had a terrible ending.
  • Just okay

    By Bvb430
    I had high hopes but they fell short.
  • Good, easy read

    By shannon-66
    The book was good, many people commented that they didn’t like the ending but I disagree. The ending is authentic... the only way for it to end was how it did. It was a good, fast paced, engaging read.