When Hannah's husband disappears on the same day the tech company he worked for is raided by the FBI, her new life is turned upside down. With no idea where Owen is or how to reach him, the only message Hannah receives from him is a hastily-scrawled note delivered by a stranger: Protect her. The "her" is Owen's 16-year-old daughter Bailey, who lost her mother tragically as a child and who has never warmed to Hannah. Hannah quickly discovers that Owen had many secrets, secrets that threaten to destroy them all. This fast-paced thriller has many twists that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final pages, but at its heart, it's a love story as Hannah realizes there is nothing she won't do to keep Bailey safe.
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“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 author of the New York Times bestseller The Last Thing He Told Me, as well as The First Husband, The Divorce Party, Eight Hundred Grapes, and Hello, Sunshine. She resides in Los Angeles with her family.
"Rebecca Lowman's methodical performance will hook listeners until the very end of this contemporary mystery. Hannah wakes up one day to find her husband of one year, Owen, has vanished, leaving her a puzzling note: "Protect her." Hannah assumes that "her" refers to Owen's teenage daughter, Bailey, who has despised Hannah from day one. While this is a typical story of two individuals who are at odds being forced to work together, Lowman's portrayals of the characters and the mystery surrounding Owen's secret life will intrigue listeners." — AudioFile Magazine