Laura's Pick: The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave
The last thing he told me was written on a piece of paper and delivered by strangers, “Protect her.” Hannah Hall, Owen’s wife and step-mother to Owen’s 16 year old daughter, Bailey, knows exactly who Owen is referring to. The problem is Hannah doesn’t know why and Bailey doesn’t like her step-mother. Why does Bailey need protected and from whom? The start-up company that Owen works for has just been raided by the FBI. Was Owen a part of something illegal?
Left with nothing to go on, Hannah tries to piece together what could have happened. She leaves a number of messages for Owen but all are left unanswered. As Owen’s boss is arrested, Hannah receives visits from both the FBI and the US Marshalls office. She quickly realizes that her husband isn’t who he said he was.
As Hannah and Bailey set out to find the truth they must forge a new relationship between them. What starts as a forced step-parent / step-child relationship transforms into a true mother/ daughter bond. Now the question is how can Hannah protect Bailey when she doesn’t know who her husband really is? Or who Bailey needs protection from?
I really enjoyed the story! It is a unique mystery centered around a growing bond between Hannah and Bailey. Both work to uncover who their husband/father really is. Once they realize who is really after them, Hannah must come up with a plan to keep them safe or they will have to relocate in WITSEC losing everything they have ever known.
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Rating: **** Stars (I really liked it) Reviewer: Laura, Library Director
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GENRE: Thrillers and Suspense
WRITING STYLE: Compelling
STORYLINE: Intricately Plotted
LOCATION: Austin, Texas; Sausalito, California
SUBJECT: Alliances; Clues; Computer Programmers; Conflict in Families; FBI Agents; Fraud Investigation; Husband & Wife; Married Women; Missing Men; Secrets; Stepdaughters; Teenage Girls; Threat; Trust
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