Friday, October 22, 2021

Review: Last Girl Ghosted by Lisa Unger

Lisa Unger
Publisher: Park Row
Publication Date October 2021

She met him through a dating app. An intriguing picture on a screen, a date at a downtown bar. What she thought might be just a quick hookup quickly became much more. She fell for him—hard. It happens sometimes, a powerful connection with a perfect stranger takes you by surprise. Could it be love?
But then, just as things were getting real, he stood her up. Then he disappeared—profiles deleted, phone disconnected. She was ghosted.

Maybe it was her fault. She shared too much, too fast. But isn't that always what women think—that they're the ones to blame? Soon she learns there were others. Girls who thought they were in love. Girls who later went missing. She had been looking for a connection, but now she's looking for answers. Chasing a digital trail into his dark past—and hers—she finds herself on a dangerous hunt. And she's not sure whether she's the predator—or the prey.

Last Girl Ghosted is one of the better thrillers that I have read this year. It's definitely a book that you are better off going into without knowing a lot about the plot.  There were a lot of twists.  There was also a point where I thought the story was over, but thankfully it kept going onto a better conclusion. The ending was perfect. The characters were compelling and I fund myself invested in all of them.   I liked how this story tied back to The Hollows, a place that has been the setting for a number of the author's books. Some familiar faces show up in this book and that was a bonus for me.

The only thing I didn't like was the mention of the pandemic whenever the main character listened to the news.  It kept taking me out of the story.  Because we are still in the middle of this mess, I don't want it in my fiction.  Despite that, I do recommend this one.

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