The Last to See Her
Author: Courtney Evan Tate
Release Date: December 15, 2020
Publisher: MIRA Books
A woman disappears into the dark city night…
Gen is on the verge of a divorce from her cheating husband. When her sister, Meg, has a convention to attend in the Big Apple, she invites Gen along to celebrate her newly found freedom. But the perfect sisters’ getaway quickly goes awry when a tipsy Gen defiantly throws her wedding ring off the hotel room’s balcony. Then, wanting some fresh air, she decides to take a late-evening walk alone and vanishes without a trace.
The investigation that follows uncovers secrets—and betrayals—between sisters and spouses that will twist the truth in on itself until nothing is clear.
What really happened to Gen and who, besides Meg, was the last to see her? (Goodreads)
*I received a digital copy of this book for the blog tour from Harlequin in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion.*
Thriller/suspense stories aren’t my usual thing but every so often a synopsis catches my attention and I’m suddenly craving a little mystery in my life. I get a buzz from trying to figure out the twists and turns before they happen and sniff out what is a real clue and what is trying to lead me in the wrong direction. I won’t say I’m necessarily good at it but I thoroughly enjoy it.
I’m usually an incredibly character driven reader but this book didn’t really do it for me in that department. The story and suspense, however, had me sucked in from the very beginning. I’d say that 99.9% of the twists caught me very off guard even when I was absolutely positive that I’d sniffed something out. Some of the twists it throws at the reader felt a little out of left field but I didn’t find they made the story any less enjoyable or believable.
Another feature of the story that I really loved is something that I actually don’t always love. There is an open ending of sorts to the story which usually really grinds my gears but somehow this one was SO SATISFYING. I found myself sitting in bed actually clapping. I enjoyed the rest of the story, don’t get me wrong, but the epilogue was my absolute favourite section I think.
This was an incredibly quick and suspense-filled read. Some readers may find it a bit too “out there” with some of the twists but if you’re looking for exciting read that will fly by I highly recommend The Last to See Her.