My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Out May 7th! Pre-order from Amazon here.
When I read The Last Mrs. Parrish as part of Reese’s Book Club last year, I fell in love with Liv Constantine (the pen name for powerhouse author duo and sisters Lynne Constantine and Valerie Constantine). So when I had an opportunity to review an advanced copy of The Last Time I Saw You, I was overjoyed.
The Last Time I Saw You is very different from The Last Mrs. Parrish. Where the latter was more of a domestic thriller, this book leaned more into the mystery genre. The story bounces back and forth between that of Kate, a woman whose mother was brutally murdered, and Blaire, her long-time-but-recently-estranged-best-friend and mystery writer who is determined to find the killer. When Kate begins to receive threatening messages, an investigation ensues, and they will stop at nothing to find out who is behind the mystery.
I always enjoy the writing of this fabulous duo. They have a way of sucking you in and keeping you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. Was this the most original mystery/thriller? No. Will it stand out at the end of the year among the other books in this category? Probably not. But it was super fun to read and I enjoyed it. It would make a good, easy pool read this summer.
The one thing that I will say is that I guessed one of the larger twists very early on in the story so I wasn’t entirely surprised in the end. There were still a few tricks up the author’s sleeves so I didn’t feel entirely let down, but the end got a little convoluted and crazy.
At the end of the day I’m still a huge Liv Constantine fan and will continue to read anything this pair publishes. Can’t wait to see what they come up with next.
-I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to NetGalley, Liv Constantine, and HarperCollins Publishers for the opportunity to review.-