The Last Thing He Told Me: A Novel (CD-Audio)
Hannah is a woodturner with a thriving business. She has recently married Owen, a top coder for a San Francisco start up. They live on a houseboat in Sausalito with Owen's teenage daughter Bailey. That's the backstory. The story starts on page one when Hannah answers the door to a young girl from the school with a note from her husband. It says "Protect her". Things go from bad to worse when she picks Bailey up from play practice. The radio news is announcing that Owen's firm has been raided and the CEO carted off to jail. Owen is not answering his phone. And Bailey jumps in the car with a backpack that is has over $500,000 in it. What is going on? In a fast paced page turner, no one is to be believed. Hannah must figure out who Owen really is and how Bailey fits into the story. They travel to Austin to find out (maybe) what the true story is.— Valerie
May 2021 Indie Next List
“I adore Laura Dave and absolutely loved The Last Thing He Told Me. Wonderful characters, amazing writing, and a twisty plot kept me turning the pages as fast as I could. Truly unputdownable and a thoroughly enjoyable read!”
— Kaitlin Smith, Copperfield's Books Healdsburg, Healdsburg, CA
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A gripping mystery about a woman who thinks she’s found the love of her life—until he disappears.
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.
About the Author
Laura Dave is the national and international bestselling author of several critically acclaimed novels including Eight Hundred Grapes and The First Husband. Her work has been published in eighteen countries and five of her novels, including The Last Thing He Told Me, have been optioned for film and television. She resides in Santa Monica, California.