The Last Thing He Told Me - Laura Dave

The Last Thing He Told Me

By Laura Dave

  • Release Date: 2021-05-04
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
From 15,221 Ratings


Don’t miss the #1 New York Times bestselling blockbuster and Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick that’s sold over 3 million copies—now streaming on Apple TV+ starring Jennifer Garner!

The “page-turning, exhilarating” (PopSugar) and “heartfelt thriller” (Real Simple) about a woman who thinks she’s found the love of her life—until he disappears.

Before Owen Michaels disappears, he smuggles a note to his beloved wife of one year: Protect her. Despite her confusion and fear, Hannah Hall knows exactly to whom the note refers—Owen’s sixteen-year-old daughter, Bailey. Bailey, who lost her mother tragically as a child. Bailey, who wants absolutely nothing to do with her new stepmother.

As Hannah’s increasingly desperate calls to Owen go unanswered, as the FBI arrests Owen’s boss, as a US marshal and federal agents arrive at her Sausalito home unannounced, Hannah quickly realizes her husband isn’t who he said he was. And that Bailey just may hold the key to figuring out Owen’s true identity—and why he really disappeared.

Hannah and Bailey set out to discover the truth. But as they start putting together the pieces of Owen’s past, they soon realize they’re also building a new future—one neither of them could have anticipated.

With its breakneck pacing, dizzying plot twists, and evocative family drama, The Last Thing He Told Me is a “page-turning, exhilarating, and unforgettable” (PopSugar) suspense novel.


  • Could not put it down

    By caitbai0530
    The narrative, the voice… I was drawn into this world and story. The author did a fantastic job of creating natural dialogue, developing the characters subtly, going back and forth between them and now.. it was truly an easy and addicting read!
  • So-so story

    By Happleby
    Meh…not anything special. Story with some editing errors in early chapters and a historical timeline with OxyContin that doesn’t make sense. I wouldn’t recommend.
  • Drew me in

    By Fun read
    Truly enjoyed the main character. Had a hard time putting the book down - such a good read!
  • Awesome read

    By Caro4art
    I couldn’t put this book down. Characters are important to me and this author did a great job of describing each one. I was able to imagine how each person looked. I’ve lived in California most of my life, visited Austin a few times. I enjoy books that take me to where I have familiarity. The length of the book was perfect. Story kept moving even with its twists and turns. Give it a try. You won’t be sorry.
  • A Five Star Read

    By Benal Bulldog
    Great book quick read. Really enjoyed Great writer.
  • So good and then so bad

    By .kdub.
    Well written and so compelling.… but then it ends abruptly. It almost seems lazy. Can’t say I’d recommend this one now that I’m done.
  • The Last Thing He Told Me

    By pudge48
    I read this in two evenings. I could not put it down. It was so good. The twist and turns really had me guessing. I was sorry Owen couldn’t come home. Pudge48
  • A Must Read

    By Nikki42097-2015
    Incredibly hard to put down! This book was phenomenal in every aspect, from the plot to the style of writing. I especially loved how the chapters alternated between the past and the present. The ending gave just enough resolve while still allowing for a bit of mystery as to what happens next. I am fulfilled in a sense but also left wanting more.
  • At first

    By imiry
    It was hard for me to get into it at first. But after a little while I couldn’t stop reading it and I wanted to know more.
  • Quick read

    By andrianab19
    Maybe a bit anticlimactic in the end but interesting overall