Book Review || The Last Thing She Ever Did by Gregg Olsen
Hello Beautiful people,
I have just finished reading a thriller, and here are my thoughts.
"The Last Thing She Ever Did" is a mystery thriller that revolves around the disappearance of Charlie, a three years old child. Liz is our protagonist, and we are introduced to her when she is a young kid and then we continue with her in her adulthood.
The characters in this book are all horrible. None of them are good in the slightest. Even the "good guy" is extremely negative (salty 24/7). At some instances I do align with the characters' stances, but then they have to do, say or think something extreme. I didn't mind the morally wrong character, but I can't deny that they made me wanna smash my phone or wish they are just a tiny bit grounded. I wouldn't recommend you this book if you can't handle straight out appalling people.
I like Detective Esther and Jake. I am all up for reading a book with this duo (they reminded me with the duo from Cold Case)
The plot is simple and predictable. I saw all the twists coming. What was shocking to me is the actions the character make. Moreover, I hate the ending. The ending is just straight up cruel to the reader. The book is called "The Last Thing She Ever Did" and we don't get to know what it is. If I knew it is an open ending book, I might have cared less. However, at the moment I am so disappointed (which explains why my rating has gone down from five to three stars)
The writing is great. The book works like magnet on you. It keeps pulling me and pulling me to read it. I wanted to know what happens next - I HAD to know. The writing is simple. It is captivating, and it gets you involved with all the characters in the book.
Overall, it is an enjoyable read. I don't think this book is for readers who can't handle selfish characters, however, if you don't mind that (or the open ending) it is a great and a thrilling novel.
I gave this novel (3/5) stars
[I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.]