Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Review: The Last Time I Saw You by Eleanor Moran

The Last Time I Saw You
by Eleanor Moran

Publisher: Quercus
Pages: 507
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  When Olivia Berrington gets the call to tell her that her best friend from university has been killed in a car crash in New York, her life is turned upside down. Her relationship with Sally was an exhilarating roller coaster, until a shocking betrayal drove them apart. But if Sally had really turned her back, why is her little girl named Olivia?

As questions mount about the fatal accident, Olivia is forced to go back and unravel her untangled history. But as Sally's secrets start to spill out, Olivia's left asking herself if the past is best kept buried.

Kritters Thoughts:  Olivia Berrington has a friend that she hasn't spoken to in years and she finds out at the very beginning of this story that her friend has died and they are unsure if the police's findings of car accident are completely true.  She must delve into the past and learn about her friends recent past to find the truth.

The format of the book with chapters in the present unfolding the current story and stories from the past to mold your knowledge of their friendship's beginnings was fantastic.  I loved learning the ups and downs of their friendship while also learning about how Olivia was going to get to the bottom of it all simultaneously.  It made me think about those friends who I talk to often and those from the past and how friends come and go in the seasons of life.

My biggest disappointment in this book was the slowness in the middle.  Olivia didn't really do a ton of investigating about her deceased friend and instead spent too much time on her feelings, I wanted more action.  All the action was relegated to the very end and I wish it was sprinkled throughout the book.  I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to readers who are ok with a little less action and love character development as a focus of a book.

Rating: enjoyable, but didn't leave me wanting more

Ebook 2014 Challenge: 34 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Wunderkind PR.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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