DIKSIA.COM - What would you do if your husband suddenly disappeared, leaving behind a cryptic note and a pile of cash? How far would you go to find out the truth about his past and his identity? And how would you cope with a hostile stepdaughter who might hold the key to his secrets?
These are the questions that Hannah Hall faces in “The Last Thing He Told Me”, the #1 New York Times bestselling novel by Laura Dave. This fast-paced novel is a nail-biting suspenseful story, dealing with family relationships, love, devotion, personal sacrifices, and the chances parents must take sometimes to save their children from evil1.
- Title: The Last Thing He Told Me
- Author: Laura Dave
- Genres: Mystery, Fiction, Thriller
- Chapter: 32
- Language: English
- Publisher: Goodnovel
- Publication date: May 4, 2021
- Rating: 3.84/5 (Goodreads)
- Awards: Goodreads Choice Award Winner for Best Mystery & Thriller (2021)
Hannah Hall has a good life. Her furniture business is successful, and she has a husband who adores her. The only thing that mars her life is her 16-year-old stepdaughter, Bailey, who is hostile toward her. Hannah tries to have a good relationship with Bailey, but it seems as if everything she tries is wrong. Bailey wants nothing to do with her. Her mother had died tragically when she was only three years old.
Hannah comes home one day to find Owen gone. He leaves a note: “Protect her” and a stash of cash. He doesn't answer his cell phone, is not in the office, and neighbors haven't seen him lately, either. Grady, a US Marshall, tells Hannah that he and the FBI are also looking for her husband. In addition, Owen Michaels is not the man whom he said he was.
Bailey reluctantly joins Hannah on her mission to discover the truth. Hannah is convinced that Bailey holds the clue to find her father and his true identity. Owen had told Hannah that he received his mathematics degree in Austin, Texas. So Austin is their first stop. But when they consult the librarian, they learn that there had not been football games for the past several years. Undaunted, Hannah wants to push on. But Bailey has had enough.