Book: The Last Thing He Told ME
Author: Laura Dave
This is my 63rd book for the year
This is the story about Hannah. Wife to Owen, step mother to Bailey. One day, Owen disappears. But before he does, he leaves Hannah a note about Bailey "protect her". 16 year old Bailey who already lost her mother tragically and wants nothing to do with Hannah. As events unfold - Owen's boss is arrested for fraud, and FBI and US Marshall agents start to appear - Hannah realizes Owen wasn't who he said he was. Without waiting for the police, Hannah sets out to discover Owen's past. In doing so, she uncovers things she never expected.
This was a pretty fair book. It unfolds at a good pace and kept me entertained while I did gardening work. Some of the decisions Hannah makes are a bit ridiculous, but I tried to keep an open mind. Bailey is a complete brat. I have three teenagers of my own and so I do get some of that. What they don't get -which Bailey does regularly - is away with it. The big reveal about Owen was just okay. There was no real suspsense.
But - the ending was good. I do love a book that shows the future. Always a win in my book. So that was a savior for me. It is a good book to listen to, or for a summer beach read. Not top literature by any means, but worth a look.
Stars: 3 1/2