The Last Thing He Told Me - Laura Dave

The Last Thing He Told Me

Author: Laura Dave

  • Publication Date: 2021-05-04
  • Category: Fiction & Literature
4 Score: 4
(From 12,770 Ratings)


The instant #1 New York Times bestselling mystery and Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick that’s captivated more than two million readers about a woman searching for the truth about her husband’s disappearance…at any cost.

“A fast-moving, heartfelt thriller about the sacrifices we make for the people we love most.” —Real Simple

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.


  • Fun, sweet read, kind of improbable story

    By Michepeesh
    I really liked this book and was invested in what was happening. The relationships were sweet and interesting. There were some unanswered questions about what was happening that feel like plot holes if you think about them too hard, but if you just enjoy the book for what it is, it’s a good read!
  • Slow beginning but still interesting

    By welllixzae
    Starts slow and when it finally gets to the dramatic page turning then its over.
  • Must have!!

    By FairyTalesAnon
    This book was amazing!! And the twisted ending…hands down one of the best bones I’ve ever read!
  • Incredible

    By Smittysrt
    You will read this book in just a day. It captures your attention and you won’t be able to put it down. A great read for sure!
  • Loved it!

    By jill1234567777
    This a great book! Well written and keeps you on the edge of your seat to figure it all out
  • Page turner!

    By emmyharvey
    This story had me on the edge of my seat. I loved the methodical progression. The more the story unfolded, the more I asked myself, how will this end? A beautiful ending that sums up so many great themes used in this novel. Highly recommend!
  • Loveee Ittttt

    By TattooLover96
    Definitely a page turner for sure! It’s pretty graphic in some parts of the book and the end is definitely not something you’ll expect.
  • A fun read

    By Brynnelaine
    This book was a fun entertaining novel I would say mostly about a step mother’s relationship with her step daughter as they try to navigate a complicated event. It’s emotional but not too gut wrenching that you have to pause and cry. I would suggest it to anyone who wants to have a moment to escape :)
  • So boring and unbelievable

    By nikoufazeli2
    Predictable and boring. The 16 year old is so annoying. Hard to believe anyone would do what she did. A lot if weird descriptions.
  • Great!

    By LakerLiz
    Couldn’t put it down!