IT WAS THE LAST THING HE TOLD ME: PROTECT HER
Before Owen Michaels disappears, he manages to smuggle a note to his new wife, Hannah: protect her. Hannah knows exactly who Owen needs her to protect – his sixteen-year-old daughter, Bailey, who lost her mother tragically as a child. And who wants absolutely nothing to do with her new stepmother.
As her increasingly desperate calls to Owen go unanswered, his boss is arrested for fraud and the police start questioning her, Hannah realises that her husband isn’t who he said he was. And that Bailey might hold the key to discovering Owen’s true identity, and why he disappeared. Together they set out to discover the truth. But as they start putting together the pieces of Owen’s past, they soon realise that their lives will never be the same again…
A beautiful and thrilling mystery, perfect for readers of Lianne Moriarty and Celeste Ng.
Laura Dave is the national and international bestselling author of Eight Hundred Grapes and other novels. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times; O, Oprah Magazine; Ladies’ Home Journal; Glamour; Redbook; Self; and the New York Observer. She resides with her family in Santa Monica.
I enjoyed this book from Laura Dave. It’s a family drama and suspense and thankfully the lead character is a person who seems to be capable as well as curious. She knows her husband has gone missing, but she’s not accepting that without knowing what has happened and why. She’s a determined, gutsy character.
So is her stepdaughter, except for one big problem. Her stepdaughter doesn’t like her. The book shows their relationship development over time.
An enjoyable, clever, twisty book that kept me hooked reading it. The ultimate book in keeping secrets from those you love.
Thanks for the advanced reading copy of this book to Viper, Sahina Bibi and the author.