* SOON TO BE A MAJOR TV SERIES STARRING JENNIFER GARNER, PRODUCED BY REESE WITHERSPOON'S PRODUCTION COMPANY HELLO SUNSHINE, MAKERS OF BIG LITTLE LIES AND LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE *
'Brilliant. Pacy, tense and twisty' LISA HALL
'I adored this beautifully written thriller' JO SPAIN
'Cancel all your plans before you start this one' CHRIS WHITAKER
IT WAS THE LAST THING HE TOLD ME: PROTECT HER
Before Owen Michaels disappears, he manages to smuggle a note to his new wife, Hannah: protect her. Hannah knows exactly who Owen needs her to protect - his sixteen-year-old daughter, Bailey, who lost her mother tragically as a child. And who wants absolutely nothing to do with her new stepmother.
As her increasingly desperate calls to Owen go unanswered, his boss is arrested for fraud and the police start questioning her, Hannah realises that her husband isn't who he said he was. And that Bailey might hold the key to discovering Owen's true identity, and why he disappeared. Together they set out to discover the truth. But as they start putting together the pieces of Owen's past, they soon realise that their lives will never be the same again...
A beautiful and thrilling mystery, perfect for readers of Liane Moriarty and Celeste Ng.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Laura Dave’s excellent thriller unfolds like a suburban nightmare, putting a woman’s commitment to her new family to an unimaginable test. A year into her marriage to Owen, Hannah’s biggest concern is being a civil stepmother to her husband’s sullen teenager, Bailey. But then Owen disappears, leaving behind a note reading “Protect her”. This turbocharged setup launches us into a pulse-pounding story, as Hannah gets thrown for one loop after another—all while trying to uncover her husband’s secrets even as the FBI and US Marshals are banging on her door. Dave does a great job with the gripping twists, but we also love how real she makes the fraught relationship between Hannah and Bailey feel. We couldn’t put The Last Thing He Told Me down.