Friday, December 18, 2020

Review: The Last to See Her by Courtney Evan Tate

The Last to See Her
by Courtney Evan Tate

Publisher: MIRA
Pages: 400
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  A woman disappears into the dark city night…

Gen is on the verge of a divorce from her cheating husband. When her sister, Meg, has a convention to attend in the Big Apple, she invites Gen along to celebrate her newly found freedom. But the perfect sisters’ getaway quickly goes awry when a tipsy Gen defiantly throws her wedding ring off the hotel room’s balcony. Then, wanting some fresh air, she decides to take a late-evening walk alone and vanishes without a trace.

The investigation that follows uncovers secrets—and betrayals—between sisters and spouses that will twist the truth in on itself until nothing is clear.

What really happened to Gen and who, besides Meg, was the last to see her?

Kritters Thoughts:  Gen and Meg are sisters and as Gen is finalizing her divorce, Meg invites her to New York City as she is attending a conference and Gen can make a girls weekend out of it.  It is all fun on the first night as they drink and have a good time, but that is it - Gen goes missing and Meg must drop everything to try to find her sister.  

Switching between the here and now and into the past and switching between multiple perspectives, this book kept me reading, as the pacing was on point, but towards the end of the book when the clues started to fit together - it got weird!  As this is a mystery/thriller, I don't want to spoil too much, but I must say that I was on board with the who and the what up until a point and then I wasn't.  A lot of my ratings of a mystery/thriller are based on who ends up being the culprit and how I feel about the reveal and this one was just ok in my book.    

I would read more from this author because I liked the writing and the pacing which matter in this genre.  I will judge her plotting on more than one book, so will have to come back to my thoughts on that after another read or two.  

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

Ebook 2020 Challenge: 123 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from HarperCollins  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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