Last Girl Ghosted
"A five-alarm fire of a situation…the surprises keep coming." —The New York Times
Secrets, obsession and vengeance converge in this riveting thriller about an online dating match turned deadly cat-and-mouse game, from the New York Times bestselling author of Confessions on the 7:45
She met him through a dating app. An intriguing picture on a screen, a date at a downtown bar. What she thought might be just a quick hookup quickly became much more. She fell for him—hard. It happens sometimes, a powerful connection with a perfect stranger takes you by surprise. Could it be love?
But then, just as things were getting real, he stood her up. Then he disappeared—profiles deleted, phone disconnected. She was ghosted.
Maybe it was her fault. She shared too much, too fast. But isn't that always what women think—that they're the ones to blame? Soon she learns there were others. Girls who thought they were in love. Girls who later went missing. She had been looking for a connection, but now she's looking for answers. Chasing a digital trail into his dark past—and hers—she finds herself on a dangerous hunt. And she's not sure whether she's the predator—or the prey.
Looking for more gripping suspense? Don't miss Lisa Unger's chilling locked-room thriller, Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six, coming November 2022!
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The heroine of this heart-pounding thriller is out to save herself. When Wren Greenwood meets the captivating Adam Harper on a dating app, she’s enchanted—until he disappears. With the help of a little snooping, she discovers that not only has Adam ghosted plenty of women in the past, but many of them have disappeared…permanently. Mystery master Lisa Unger drops an utterly relatable heroine into an all-too-real situation, making for a true pageturner. After whip-smart Wren teams up with a sympathetic private investigator, the action heats up and sparks fly. A dark and brooding thriller with romantic undertones, Last Girl Ghosted is a perfect read for a chilly evening.
Advice columnist Wren Greenwood, the protagonist of this enthralling psychological thriller from Thriller Award finalist Unger (Confessions on the 7:45), meets Adam Harper after she joins the online dating app Torch. Wren and Adam begin an emotional affair that she believes will last, but three months later Adam vanishes, ghosting Wren by deleting all his contact information, including his Torch profile, and disconnecting his cell phone. Wren is further devastated when a private investigator shows up at her Brooklyn townhouse claiming that Adam may be responsible for the disappearance of three women, who, along with all their money, have never been located. The search for Adam forces Wren to confront her turbulent childhood, which included a violent father who insisted his family live off the grid. Readers will root for the appealing, intelligent characters, even when they're not acting in their own best interest. Believable plot twists related to questions of identity and the value of friends who become family further elevate the story. Unger is on a roll. Agent: Amy Berkower, Writers House.
Last Girl Ghosted
Confusing at times but good
Could not read it.
I just polished of another of this author’s books which I enjoyed tremendously. I was so dismayed to discover that this story was told in first person and worse in a present tense. I stopped at page 2.
Unputdownable Psych Thriller
With memorable and relatable characters, the author tells the story of a young woman who is trapped in the world of online dating by an evil predator, one who sees his victims and disappears with them. When Wren Greenwood was a child, she suffered at the hands of a father with PTSD, a man who destroyed his family while insisting that they live off the grid. As an adult, she has changed her identity and offers advice online to others whose lives have been ravaged. Once she meets Adam on Torch, she is hooked and thus the conflict escalates. Slow paced at first but quickly picking up the pace to race to an inevitable conclusion. I enjoyed the vulnerability and openness of Wren and the doggedness of investigator Bailey Kirk. Mostly, I enjoyed this walk into the dark side of the internet and all of its dangers. I purchased a copy of this book and was not required to write a positive review.