The last Thing he Told me Overview
The Last Thing He Told Me pdf by Laura Dave is a thriller novel , published by Simon & Schuster on May 4, 2021 .
The last thing he told me novel became an instant #1 New York Times Bestseller and spent 48 weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list.
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Hannah is left to navigate the aftermath when her husband Owen disappears during an embezzlement investigation. He leaves a note begging Hannah to protect Bailey, her teenage stepdaughter. Bailey is often difficult towards Hannah, but after finding a duffel bag from Owen with six-hundred-thousand dollars in cash, she depends on Hannah for answers. The FBI begins to investigate, and Hannah learns Owen is hiding his true identity.
Hannah remembers Owen’s defensiveness when she suggested they go to Texas for vacation, and Bailey recalls some early memories from there, leading to their departure from California to Texas. In Austin, his old Professor recalls him and gives them access to old class photos. They discover a picture of a woman, Kate Smith, who looks nearly identical to Bailey. After doing some research, Hannah connects Kate to a bar nearby. She heads over, hiding Bailey in a cafe. Hannah speaks to the bartender, Charlie, gleaning bits of information about the woman—his sister—who has since died. Trying to connect them to Owen, she shows him a picture. Charlie reacts violently, throwing Hannah’s phone to the floor. Bailey bursts in and orders him to back away. He freezes in a state of shock, identifying Bailey as Kristin. They return to their hotel to hide and pack for a flight home.
Bailey remembers that Charlie is her uncle, and Kristin is her real name. She wants to go back out, but Hannah warns it is not safe. In the bathroom, Hannah researches Bailey’s family more. She discovers Bailey’s grandfather, Nicolas, is connected to a crime syndicate, and Kate was killed when he failed to follow through for them. Owen’s real name was Ethan, and after the death of his wife, he provided evidence to convict Nicolas, before he took Kristin and ran. They were meant to hide through Witness Protection, but after a leak, Owen chose to hide them himself.
Hannah smashes her phone and leaves the bathroom, finding the hotel room empty. She searches frantically for Bailey, but cannot find her. A U.S. Marshal agent pulls her aside and lets her know they’re looking for Bailey. He attempts to convince her to enter the Witness Protection Program, reasoning that Owen will be able to return to them if she agrees. After he gets news they’ve found Bailey, she tells him it will be up to her to decide. Hannah sneaks away, and returns to the bar. She asks Charlie to take her to Nicolas to negotiate. Nicolas is heavily guarded, but meets with her one on one. He insists his superiors in the gang will not shine a blind eye toward Ethan’s betrayal, so he cannot negotiate his safety. However, Hannah only seeks to ensure Bailey’s safety, knowing it is what Owen wants. Nicolas agrees she and Bailey will be safe and can return home. Hannah grapples with the reality Owen will not be part of their lives anymore.
Upon reuniting with Bailey, she learns Owen called her through a special app he installed on her phone. He spoke for only twenty seconds, to tell her he was not coming back. Though the U.S. Marshal insists they enter Witness Protection, Bailey is tired and wants to go home, so she and Hannah return to California. Years later, Hannah waits for Bailey to arrive with her newest boyfriend, and a man bumps into her on the street. He looks very different, but he still wears their wedding ring. He only lingers a moment, and is gone before Bailey arrives, calling Hannah “Mom.”
The Last Thing he Told me Summary 2 (Amazon.com)
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 Author – Laura Dave
Laura Dave is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Last Thing He Told Me, Eight Hundred Grapes and other novels. Her work has been published in thirty-eight countries. The Last Thing He Told Me is soon to be a limited series for Apple TV+. Laura Dave lives in Santa Monica.
You can follow her on Instagram @lauradaveauthor.
The Last Thing he Told me pdf Book Information
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- Publisher : Simon & Schuster; First Edition (May 4, 2021)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 320 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1501171348
- ISBN-13 : 978-1501171345
- Item Weight : 1.07 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 1 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #24 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #7 in Mothers & Children Fiction
- #11 in Suspense Thrillers
- #13 in Family Life Fiction (Books)
- Customer Reviews:
- 4.3 out of 5 stars
- 96,684 ratings
5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling Premise, Unexpected Story
Reviewed in the United States on May 8, 2021
Lots of people will take this opportunity to describe what happens in this book, so I won’t. What I will say is that I read it in a single sitting and enjoyed it immensely. The story that starts out is not the story that the author ends up telling. What I will say is that this is such a new twist on stepmothers and second wives, that that alone makes it worth reading.
3.0 out of 5 stars Suspend Disbelief
Reviewed in the United States on May 6, 2021
I never liked books where you’re asked to suspend your disbelief and this is one of them. They lost me when they went looking for Owen in Austin, TX. I have so many “why” questions… would Bailey really want to have a relationship with her grandfather after what he’s done to her father? Would a woman give up her husband to save his daughter? Why didn’t they just leave the country together? So many questions.
3.0 out of 5 stars Calling an editor
Reviewed in the United States on May 8, 2021
Since I’m only just starting this book, I will give it 3 stars for now based on the two editing errors I’ve already stumbled over: 1) “She leans in and puts the whole bite in her month.” Month? And 2) “And I feel happy, for a just a second.” For a just a second?
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Fabulous
Reviewed in the United States on May 4, 2021
This book draws you right in and there is never a let down. The story is genuinely moving and the mystery keeps you turning the pages. It is the kind of book you stay up all night to finish. And then are sorry that there is no more left. We already wish there was a sequel! Don’t miss this one.
4.0 out of 5 stars Well Paced Book, Ending Falls a Bit Flat
Reviewed in the United States on May 8, 2021
This was such a well paced book! I finished it in a few hours. However I did find the ending to be a tad anticlimactic. There was so much focus on the “protect her” aspect, so I expected the ending to go a different route than what actually came about. I would definitely still recommend this book, I was just a bit disappointed in the end due to how intense the build up was.
3.0 out of 5 stars UnderwhelmingReviewed in the United Kingdom on May 14, 2021
This was a fast-paced read, it was quite gripping and I finished it quickly. But there were fundamental issues like
1. The lack of suspense- even though the story has promise, it’s not really exciting. There’s no antagonist chasing Hannah (main character) trying to cover the truth or any meaningful confrontation
2. It didn’t seem believable- it just so happens that the main character (a wood turner) is also a mock detective with killer instincts, ALL of which work out in this book. Not one wrong turn. Recalling and deciphering a memory from months and sometimes years ago. It all happened far too easily to seem plausible, and there was no real chase. Hannah discovers everything within two days (the majority of the book taking place in 3-4 days)😕
3. The flat ‘climax’ in which we find out what happened to Hannah’s husband and his ‘sordid’ history- This was so uncreative and not really all that interesting. When I read this ‘plot twist’ I thought ‘is that it? That’s all??’
It is an easy read and it was intriguing but I kind of finished it going ‘meh’. I would never recommend this to a friend saying ‘oh my gosh this book is so amazing, you should definitely read it’.
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