The Last Thing He Told Me is Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club Pick for May

12 May 2021

We’re delighted that Laura Dave’s The Last Thing He Told Me is Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club pick for May!

Not only is this gripping book soon to be a major TV series starring Julia Roberts, a #1 Amazon bestseller, a Vogue Best Books to Read in 2021, an Amazon Best Book of May 2021, a Reader’s Digest 50 Best Books to Read This Year and a NetGalley Book of the Month for May, it is now also a Reese Witherspoon pick for May!

See what Reese had to say:

‘Holy Moly!… you will NOT be able to put this book down! If you’re looking for the ultimate page- turner, I highly recommend The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave.

This story centers around Hannah, who is settling into her new role as a wife & stepmother when her husband suddenly disappears leaving her with an ominous note and a request to protect his daughter.
There’s so much to love about this thrilling, roller coaster of a novel: mysterious identities, unreliable friendships, dubious loyalties and terrifying chase sequences through the streets of Austin, Texas.

Pick up a copy and join me to discuss our May 2021 pick!’

See her announcement on Reese’s Book Club:

‘Love note to self: the May #ReesesBookClub pick is a juicy, secret-filled read that you’ll finish in a day and talk about for months.

“The Last Thing He Told Me” by Laura Dave gives new meaning to the phrase ‘you can never judge a book (OR suspicious husband) by its cover’ with her gripping tale of love, deception and disappearance.

If the thrilling start doesn’t hook you—a missing husband, a duffel bag of cash, a cryptic note and teenage stepdaughter drama—wait till you find out how it ends. Warning: there’s so many secrets that you may start to question if you can even trust yourself.’

Learn more about the book:


Before Owen Michaels disappears, he manages to smuggle a note to his new wife, Hannah: protect her. Hannah knows exactly who Owen needs her to protect – his sixteen-year-old daughter, Bailey, who lost her mother tragically as a child. And who wants absolutely nothing to do with her new stepmother.

As her increasingly desperate calls to Owen go unanswered, his boss is arrested for fraud and the police start questioning her, Hannah realises that her husband isn’t who he said he was. And that Bailey might hold the key to discovering Owen’s true identity, and why he disappeared. Together they set out to discover the truth. But as they start putting together the pieces of Owen’s past, they soon realise that their lives will never be the same again…

A beautiful and thrilling mystery, perfect for readers of Lianne Moriarty and Celeste Ng.

Pick up a copy of the hardback, order the ebook, or download the audiobook today, but make sure you #CancelYourPlans before reading. You won’t want to stop.


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