TUESDAY EXCERPTS: “THE LAST THING HE TOLD ME”

Welcome to another Tuesday celebrating bookish events: First Chapter/Intros, now hosted by Socrates Book Reviews; and Teaser Tuesdays hosted by The Purple Booker.

Today’s featured book is one of my new ones:  The Last Thing He Told Me, by Laura Dave.

Intro:

(Prologue)

Owen used to like to tease me about how I lose everything, about how, in my own way, I have raised losing things to an art form.  Sunglasses, keys, mittens, baseball hats, stamps, cameras, cell phones, Coke bottles, pens, shoelaces.  Socks.  Lightbulbs.  Ice trays.  He isn’t exactly wrong.  I did used to have a tendency to misplace things.  To get distracted.  To forget.

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Teaser:

Naomi looks at me with her mouth pinched, like the playing field has changed in a way she wasn’t ready for.  This is why I decide not to tell the truth. (p. 68).

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Synopsis:

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.

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Would you keep reading?

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