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 11,916 Ratings


The instant #1 New York Times bestselling mystery and Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick that’s captivated more than a million readers about a woman searching for the truth about her husband’s disappearance…at any cost.

“A fast-moving, heartfelt thriller about the sacrifices we make for the people we love most.” —Real Simple

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 riveting mystery, certain to shock you with its final, heartbreaking turn.


  • I’d pass if I were you.

    By jljohnson1334
    It’s unfortunate, I bought this book and I couldn’t even finish it. It was so BORRRRING.
  • Predictable, unlikeable characters

    By Madiluc
    Not sure why this book is so popular. Not one character I liked especially the 16 year old. Easy to figure out the “puzzle” very early in the book. Terrible ending
  • Interesting plot

    By MASOV53
    Made me think about all the things you DON’T KNOW about others.
  • Solid

    By Jazled
    The payoff suuuuuucked. I couldn’t put it down though, so I guess I liked it well enough?
  • A - F Scale: A

    By alyssakroll
    Thrilling. Easy Read. Captivating. Fast.
  • Hooked

    By squidneyjean
    This book had been hooked up until the last 30 pages, got slow and the ending sucked.
  • Good story was a little disappointed by the ending

    By aaf33
    This had a great story I just wish the ending was a little different
  • Great read! Drew me in and I finished it in 2 days. Couldn’t put it down.

    By spencercs09
    You know when you read a book that you can’t put down, it’s going to be a good one! This is great!
  • First book in awhile…..

    By ma8donna
    Easy read. Draws you in. Enjoyable!
  • Thrilling!

    By Ajjaffari
    Definitely a page turner, I enjoyed the story very much. I feel like Laura tried to be as location specific as she could but there were a few details that she neglected. The story itself seemed really simple in the beginning, but unfortunately lost me a few times towards the end. Overall, it’s a quick and easy read, wouldn’t be surprised if this turns into a movie/tv series!