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 14,624 Ratings


Don’t miss the #1 New York Times bestselling blockbuster and Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick that’s sold over 2 million copies–now an Apple TV+ limited series 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.


  • Loved this!

    By bookloved
    Such a great read!
  • Wow!!!

    By Arnies volunteer
    Twists and turns all the way to the last page…. A must read for sure!! Enjoy 😊
  • Solid read!

    By tkllovescats
    I like it, I like all of the characters, and I blazed through it. I almost wish it would have been longer to flesh out the tertiary characters more. How they all intersected in the past. Grady’s story etc
  • Captivating Read

    By Hillary430
    Great book! Love that the ending isn’t this fairytale ending, more realistic, still wonderful.
  • An abrupt end with no resolution

    By samcawyer90
    This book was so subjective. I was bored to death. Also, idk about y’all, but I have had 3 step moms. Not one of them would have done any of that for me LOL! It was very far fetched. Not believable at all. I had to force myself to finish it.
  • Better I expected

    By Papatre21
    Couldn't put this one down!
  • Could not put it down

    By LoLady
    The ending makes me want more to this story
  • Excellent! I couldn’t put it down.

    By Earlyrising
    Great writing filled with suspense.
  • Save your money

    By hageygrl
    A well developed story comes to an unresolved and abrupt ending. Total waste of time.
  • A waste of time

    By MJW6506
    I don’t understand how this boring, unbelievable story got so many goods AND its very own series. It’s really just not very interesting.