Goodreads Book Blurb:
***Thanks to NetGalley and Viper for an eARC of this book. The following review is my honest reflection on the text provided.
4.5 stars, rounded up
The Last Thing He Told Me is the best mystery book I’ve read in a very long time. From the moment I started reading, I could not put this book down, and I sacrificed some much needed sleep to finish this story. Totally worth it.
Laura Dave mastered the trickle of information needed to keep this story moving. There is a delicate balance between letting the reader know too much and withholding so much information that the story becomes insufferable. The Last Thing He Told Me is full of false starts, fake leads, and misleading characters. Every time I thought I knew where the story was going, I was totally wrong, and I was never expecting the eventual outcome.
The only thing that bothered me was that the characters were a little too true to their role.; never wavering or doubtful, they stuck to the script. While this did not detract from the overall story, it may have robbed it of some complexity and nuance. I would recommend this book to any mystery fans, keeping in mind that it lies more heavily on the psychological fiction side of things than the typical murder/crime mystery. It’s not surprising this is a Reese’s Book Club pick; I loved every page.
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