Book Review: The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave

“A mystery about a woman searching for the truth around her husband’s disappearance… at any cost.”

Published in 2021, The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave follows wife and stepmother Hannah who receives a note from her husband, Owen, telling her to “Protect Her”, before he mysteriously disappears.

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 and both the FBI and a US Marshal turn up on her doorstep, 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.

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