Micro-Review #134: The Last Thing He Told Me

by Laura Dave

Hannah’s husband suddenly goes missing—but not without sending her a cryptic note (“Protect her”) and a bag of cash. Was the husband a criminal? A victim of someone else’s scheme? Is Hannah’s stepdaughter in danger? A fast start and crisp hook make this bestselling suspense novel a compulsive read for about 100 pages. After that, the story loses forward thrust, with key events happening offstage and our main character striking the same emotional chord in every scene. The writing is clean and the story easy to digest, but there are few surprises. Our heroine also tends toward the saintly. I kinda wanted to see her taken down a peg.

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