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by Jennifer Muirhead (subscribe)
I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma. ~ Eartha Kitt
Published October 19th 2021
Relationships and doomsday


Wren Greenwood is a successful advice columnist without much of a personal life. When she meets a man through a dating app she is shocked at how well it goes. Adam seems perfect and after just a few weeks of dating Wren starts to believe he is "the one", so she tells him a secret about her past that only her closest friend knows. The next day Adam is gone. He doesn't answer his phone, his social media accounts disappear and his apartment has been cleared out. Wren has been ghosted, but she's not going to take it lying down.

Last Girl Ghosted is an exciting thriller by Lisa Unger, the New York Times bestselling author of Confessions on the 7.45. I was so engrossed in this book that I got halfway through it in one session, stopping only to recharge my Kindle (which was just as well since I then realised I needed to go to the toilet and eat something).

I was very intrigued by Wren's amateur sleuthing to find Adam, as well as the parts about her life growing up with her abusive father. He was a doomsday prepper, which I find fascinating, although did not like the term. Instead, he referred to himself as a "collapsist", someone who thinks not that society is on the verge of collapse, but that the end has already happened and most people just don't know it yet. Along with Wren's occasional references to the start of the global pandemic, that backstory added a simmering tension to the present-day events in the novel.

I can't say too much about the ending, but I found it satisfying without being too neat.

Last Girl Ghosted is a cracking good read which is very hard to put down. If you like this one you might also like The Evidence by KL Slater.

Disclaimer: I was given a complimentary copy of this book by HQ Digital, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

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October 5, 2021
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