The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave is a totally engrossing domestic suspense story. It is a novel that test exactly how far one will go for those he/she loves. It tests the connections among father and daughter, husband and wife. I can not believe the sacrifices made for the sake of love.
Hannah Hall and Owen Michaels were married for last one year. They are happily living on a houseboat in Sausalito with Owen’s sixteen-year-old girl, Bailey. At the point when Hannah gets a note from Owen saying simply “Save her,” Hannah realizes that something is not right since Owen is devoted to his daughter and he is not answer his phone calls. Owen is a coder at a tech firm name “The Shop”, and Hannah hears on the news that his manager has recently been arrested by the FBI. Then Bailey discovers a pack filled with cash that Owen left in her storage locker at school. Hannah and Bailey have had a rough relationship, reasonable for another stepmother and a teenager. However, they realize Owen is a decent man and they need to cooperate to discover what occurred.
Again when a US marshal and afterwards federal agents show up at their home, Hannah realizes that something is seriously very wrong. The US Marshall says Owen is certainly not a suspect in the FBI examination and he simply needs to know where is Owen. She does not have a clue who she can trust, so she contacts an old friend, a legal advisor, who finds that Owen is not who he said he was. Clearly Hannah should work with Bailey to uncover what precisely is going on and who Owen – and Bailey – truly are.
Hannah is an all around developed character while Bailey is less developed and shown more as a stereotypical teenager with an attitude. The two of them have some advancement in their character improvement. Seeing Hannah and Bailey cooperate, figure out how to trust in one another, and form a genuine connection helps keep the plot interesting, particularly when Bailey’s childhood memories lead them to Texas.
The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave is well-written, although sometimes uneven in some sections. Chapters in the story follow the current day look for truth where as alternating chapters offer looks into the past connection between Owen and Hannah. The past chapters give understanding into the current circumstance and give a few insights for Hannah and Bailey to follow. Hannah as a novice investigator is somewhat less believable and the last denouement is a little unrealistic. However, the lead dependent upon it helps make everything work together to make a pleasant novel with an emotional last scene. This is a satisfying and powerful domestic thriller that will hold your interest all through the novel.
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