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The Last Thing He Told Me
The Last Thing He Told Me: A Novel | Laura Dave
"When her husband of a year disappears, Hannah quickly learns he is not who he said he was and is left to sort out the truth with just one ally- her husband's teenage daughter, who hates her"--
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Atheall
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Mehso-so

It was split into three parts and part two had me rolling my eyes just because there were times that I thought “why haven‘t you thought of this simple explanation or question” then found myself thinking of people who may not know anything about American college football (relevant to the story 😂) I felt that it was being drawn out and could have skipped about 100 pages of the 300. Will read more from author to give another try.

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Dramatictara
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Pickpick

Pretty good, thought her decision was one of love and good insight

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RebelReader
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Pickpick

This was the second most checked out book in my library system last year and I hadn‘t read it so I thought I‘d try the audio. I think it made being a stepmom seem a bit too easy. Trust me it isn‘t! I enjoyed it nonetheless and will watch the movie/series when it comes out.

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samantharoberts
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Panpan

I understand I‘m in the minority here, but wasn‘t really a fan. Maybe it‘s because I‘ve been reading more fast-paced thrillers lately. I really tried to love this book, but was disappointed in the slow pace. The majority of the story felt like filler. You could really just read the very beginning + the end and still completely understand what happened in the story.

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ItsAnotherJen
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Pickpick

I've read many bad reviews about this. My family that read it and gave it to me to read didn't have much to say about it other then to shrug when I asked if it was any good. It had a few good things going for it. It's short, under 300 pages, which is a nice break from the chunky books I've been reading. It's actually not as bad as I was anticipating! It's not great. A bit slow. Not full of drama. No romance. But it's interesting in it's own way⭐⭐⭐

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I really enjoyed it!! 2w
deeannloso @ItsAnotherJen I loved that book! 2w
ItsAnotherJen I don't think it deserves all the hate. It wasn't a bad read. 2w
RebelReader I‘m listening to it on audio and enjoying it. 2w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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persephone1408 So I guess red queen and aurora rising arent happening anymore... *sigh* I'm always getting screwed. 4w
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Lenamarcela339
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TheLibrarian
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Pickpick

I finished this in one sitting! Not a lot of action but the plot was interesting and I really wanted to know how the book ended.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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https://www.boston.com/culture/books/2023/01/04/boston-public-library-10-most-bo...

I‘ve read several of these and have the others. Have you read any on this list?

tpixie I‘ve read 7! I plan to read Malibu rising after I finally get around to Daisey Jones and the six
I‘ve considered
the people you meet on vacation - but it‘s not my go to genre/ cover
And I‘ve heard about
maybe you should talk to someone
but I don‘t know if I wanna read a book about therapy!
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IndoorDame I‘ve read half of those (though I only read 3 last year). @tpixie I actually loved Maybe You Should Talk To Someone! 1mo
Ruthiella Yikes! I‘ve only read one!😅 1mo
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tpixie @IndoorDame well then I better rethink about reading it!! 1mo
tpixie @Ruthiella I‘m sure you read some other great reads! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @tpixie Evelyn and Daisy are two favorites! I have People You Meet On Vacation but like you it‘s not my usual genre. The Last. Thing He Told Me was really good!! 1mo
Kristel I‘ve only read one 🫣 1mo
tpixie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks yes! Agree with Evelyn! And The Last Thing..! I know I have to read Daisey! 1mo
marleed Oh my goodness- I‘ve read all 10! 1mo
Karisimo All but one! People we meet on vacation just isn‘t my cup of tea… 1mo
Zuhkeeyah 7/10. This means I really need to read Four Winds. 1mo
Ann_Reads I've read one book and am only interested in reading one other book on the list. My reading plans haven't focused on popular books the past few years. 1mo
tpixie @marleed 🥳🥳🥳 1mo
tpixie @Zuhkeeyah this is what I wrote about FW on GR: I don‘t know why I dragged my feet so long on reading this book. It was a wonderful read!
Another great story about women‘s resilience, mother and daughter relationships, and an adult coming of age story (as well as the daughters).
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tpixie @Ann_Reads you‘re an intrepid reader! Apparently I‘ve been influenced by ads & influencers this year! (edited) 1mo
Ann_Reads @tpixie That's nice of you to say. 🙂 It's more likely because I've been disappointed repeatedly by overhyped books and library wait lists are usually incredibly long for newly published books. By the time my hold becomes available, I've often lost interest in reading the book. 4w
tpixie @Ann_Reads 🥰🤗😀 yes, that‘s definitely a thing too! 4w
DivineDiana I‘ve read four of the titles, and one is sitting on my shelves waiting for me! 4w
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Laurak0291
Pickpick

4.25/5

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Koffeejazzandbooks
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Mehso-so

Not really for me

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mamareading
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First time having Covid so it‘s audiobooks and basically still handling everything in the household but now it‘s with a mask. Still gotta be mom.

TrishB Hope it‘s a mild one! 2mo
Megabooks Get well soon! 2mo
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DimeryRene
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This is okay so far! About halfway done. Some of it takes place in ATX and I‘m from SA, so that‘s kind of cool.

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Kenyazero
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Panpan

I only read this for a #Storygraph reading challenge, and almost didn't finish. It starts out alright, and the female protagonist is strong, but by 80% I hated it. I didn't like the unnecessary misdirect of there only being 2 (bad) reasons to change your name, found Hannah's conclusions made less and less sense, dislike obligatory one-dimensional angry teen characters, and don't understand how you don't notice the piggy bank isn't full of coins.

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Natalieeliz
Mehso-so

A classic quick mystery about a deceitful husband. Good for a beach read or airport book!

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BeeMagical
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Mehso-so

Book 206🎧 3⭐️

A good little mystery but I was hoping for some more scandal? 😂

I was convinced there was going to be a huge reveal which is why I stuck it out haha!

5feet.of.fury I had the same thought. Not a bad book, but more drama than mystery 2mo
BeeMagical @5feet.of.fury Totally agree. I need a little more…darkness to my thrillers 😂 2mo
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MCowles

This is the thing about good and evil. They aren't so far apart - and they often start from the same valiant place of wanting something to be different

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MCowles
Mehso-so

It was good, but I wanted more from the ending.

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OneCent76
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Pickpick

This book definitely kept my interest with the mystery of where Owen went and why he left. As Hannah learns more, things get a little serious. I was a little put off by how calm and collected Hannah was when dealing with the FBI and US Marshals. She always knew exactly what to say and how to handle each situation. I thought I knew what was happening but I was wrong.

deeannloso I absolutely loved this book! 2mo
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Shaaaannnn
Pickpick

This one kept me entertained, but wasn‘t anything special in my opinion.

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crazyspine
Pickpick

I had no idea what this was about going into. Based on the cover and title, I thought it was s romance. This mystery kept my interest, and it was nice to read a non murder mystery for once.

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bookaholic1
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Pickpick

#76
I enjoyed this listening to this one

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Arvena
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Pickpick

It was fast pacing, engaging domestic drama I enjoyed. Writing style, characters, story line unfolding - really good, but quite unbelievable (Hannah's choice) and I wasn't happy with the resolution :)

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TripleS
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Hit the Jackpot at the Friends of the Library book sale yesterday!! $2 hardbacks and $1 soft backs! Which one should I read first???

tpixie I‘ve read ( listened to ) and enjoyed Circe, Evvie, and The Last Thing… All different, but good 😊. Great book haul! 📚 3mo
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ShaniaAJ
Pickpick

This has been my favorite (the best) of Laura Dave books that I‘ve read.

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JenReadsAlot
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Pickpick

This was pretty good, but did find myself saying, "oh come on" a couple times! My #bookspin for October @TheAromaofBooks @TheSpineView @Clwojick

TheSpineView 🌞 4mo
5feet.of.fury Agree 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4mo
MyNamesParadise Agreed! I had a disconnect from the story throughout; I think it was the writing. There was a lot of “telling” instead of “showing.” It‘s going to be an Apple TV + miniseries starring Jennifer Garner and the actor who played Jamie on Game of Thrones. 4mo
MyNamesParadise Agree! There was a disconnect for me with this book. I think it was the writing; there was a lot of “telling” instead of “showing.” It‘s going to be an Apple TV+ miniseries starring Jennifer Garner and the actor who played Jamie on Game of Thrones. 4mo
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NikkiKey94
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Pickpick

I really liked this book. I‘m a little late jumping on the bandwagon to read it but I had heard so many good things about it so decided I‘d finally read it. I read it almost all in one day. I couldn‘t put it down. I had to know what was going to happen and I was not disappointed!

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babyruth2510
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Pickpick

This book was alight pick for me. Just enough interest to keep me reading. I did like the author‘s detail about the various cities in the book. In someways it felt like a tour of Austin. Also I totally want to live in a floating house.

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erickahhh
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Pickpick

What a suspenseful story. I loved that it was tied to true events. Also, that a majority of the book took place in Austin, Texas. Even though I am not a native Texan, it is my home. My family and I visit Austin often and are big Longhorns fans. The Austin elements of this story just tugged at my heartstrings.

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Lara.Tomme
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Pickpick

3.5 / 5

I listened to the audiobook version through Scribd.

I enjoyed reading or listening to this thriller/mystery. I was interested in where they would go with the story, especially about Owen's past and the mysteries surrounding him. It kept me engaged until the end.

I recommend this book to people who like thrillers and mysteries.

#audiobook #scribd

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juju_reads22
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Pickpick

The thing I like most about this book was how non-traditional it was. Not everything ended tied up in pretty bows, not every character in love. It was quite realistic, in a way. It's paced very well, and there are a few curve balls that come out of nowhere. Overall, I'd recommend if you're looking for a thriller, mystery, or something a little darker.

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JenReadsAlot
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My #bookspin and #doublespin picks for October! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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Paigepiers
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Mehso-so

Not worth the hype

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Kimberlypaun1214
Mehso-so

3.5 stars. Slow, a little predictable. Good read. Easy read

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sailu112
Pickpick

Fast paced thriller. A good read

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Annie1215
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Pickpick

I enjoyed this one, though I was personally unsatisfied with the ending.

I appreciated the character development of the protagonist and enjoyed the mystery aspect of the plot.

I wanted to get ahead of this one before the show version came out.

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EmilieGR
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Panpan

Just kind of a snooze-fest. The story was not very believable, the resolution was unsatisfying, and not a whole lot happened throughout the entirety of the book. The premise has potential but the execution disappointed.

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JackieGreco
Mehso-so

A page turner but very unrealistic. A story about a woman whose husband gets wrapped up in something illegal and disappears and ends up being not who she thought he was. 3/5

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BookMaven9
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Mehso-so

🌟🌟🌟This was fairly unbelievable with irritating characters, especially Hannah. I gave it 3 stars because of the narrator, she was excellent. But the story was week. The mystery was lame and no person would turn help away and then go off and do all the investigation themselves like that. Sillinesss

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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I loved this one! I had no idea that it was going to be a miniseries!

https://deadline.com/2022/05/nikolaj-coster-waldau-jennifer-garner-the-last-thin...

#AlphabetGame
#LetterL

Everyone is tagged!!

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5feet.of.fury
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Mehso-so

Between a “pick” and “so-so” for me. It works more as a drama than a thriller, but I feel the blurb really pitches it to be a thriller, but there minimal bread crumbs to the twist. So the reveal is seemingly out of nowhere 😂 maybe I‘m off base, and it was just my preconceptions that tainted my perception.

Characters are likable and consistent enough, and it‘s a quick read.

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Cathyloves2read
Pickpick

This is one of the better suspense novels I‘ve read. It was hard to put down at times. The story involves some hard choices that had to be made. I‘m not sure I‘d be able to make the choice that the protagonist did at the end. I switched back and forth between the hardcopy book and audio version. I really enjoyed the narrator, Rebecca Lowman. I recommend this book. It was a quick, easy read.

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Kris10H
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⚡️
This story had a relatively unique storyline, and kept my interest and armchair expertise actively engaged. 😊

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Hollijomarie
Mehso-so

Hard to start. Overall good read

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Outofcontroltbr
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Pickpick

I love these kinds of stories. Finding answers for a seemingly inexplicable event that leads to a full on investigation of who a person you thought you knew really is. All in all great story and still didn‘t end the way I thought it would.

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Areader2
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Pickpick

A drama/mystery that I thought was interesting a good quick summer read.

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The.Great.Catsby
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Mehso-so

🪵🪵🪵
I want to know more about their floating house!
The book was fine. Interesting at points. Not a fan of the ending. Maybe we can convince the author to write a second book from Owen's POV.

7.3.22