Genevieve tipped the courier and set the certified letter on the coffee table. She knew what it was. She'd been waiting for it for almost a week. Every day, she'd wondered, Will it be today? And each day it wasn't. Until today.
The Last To See Her is my first book completed in 2021. It was an OK-ish read. That sounds terrible, but it's my honest opinion. The first I've read by this author, who writes under the name Courtney Cole and also with darker stories under Courtney Evan Tate. I was intrigued by the blurb and thought this would be an absorbing missing person story and it was to an extent. Told through various viewpoints and back and forth in time, we learn that Gen goes missing when she walks out of the hotel suite she and her sister Meg are sharing in New York. We hear about the 'before' from various people and the 'now' as well. I would say that this is not so much about the missing aspect as about what the sister, Gen herself, and others thought or didn't think. There were definitely twists, some I guessed and a few I didn't. Lots of repetition though. And by about 2/3 through the book, I just wanted to know the ending. Almost turned to the end and peeked, but I read on. I guessed the ending, closed the book, and said - OK, done with that, on to the next. Not a bad book, but probably not one I'll be tempted to revisit.
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?