I had a host of books on my waitlist…well actually 10. The online library only lets me have 10 books on my waitlist. I try to keep the list constantly full as many of the books are on there for four months or even more. Once the books become available, I download and listen to them ASAP as I know there are others waiting for them and…I want to get them off my list. This time around three books on the list all became available within a 3 day period. I decided to quickly listen to the first one so I would have time to listen to the others within the two-week time frame that I am allowed to have them.
The book I listened to… Last Girl Ghosted by Lisa Unger.
I’ve read other books by Unger including the book Confessions on the 7:45 which I very much enjoyed.
I like books I can relate to or have a character I can imagine myself being.
I want to review this but am trying to be careful not to give the story away. It’s hard…I’ll try to write some general statements:
1-I cannot imagine myself having sexual relations with someone I suspect might have murdered three people.
2-If I thought myself to be in danger, I would not disconnect myself from people who might be able to help me.
3-If I had a gun and thought I might have to shoot a person, I would not first have sex with them.
4-I would not kiss another if I thought I claimed to be in love with and totally connected to someone else.
All of that I could not relate to and that left me out…I felt a little like the people on the show Shark Tank saying…”I’m out.”
Sadly most of this didn’t happen until quite far into the book. I really liked the book until I didn’t.
Here is what Amazon has to say:
“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.”
Amazon readers gave the book 4.2 stars. I’d say 4.0. I couldn’t get over how “off” in comparrison to my personal values that the main character was…
You can find the book HERE if you are interested. If you haven’t read Confessions on the 7:45, I’d suggest reading that one first…it’s better.