Book Name:- Last Girl Ghosted
Author:- Lisa Unger
Date published:- October 5th 2021
Genre:- Psychological Thriller
No. of pages:- 394 pages
Overall rating:- 3.5/5
Think twice before you swipe.
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.
This is the second book I have read from this author and I thought this was an OK thriller
Wren Greenwood was forced to go on an online dating site and meets a mysterious man named Adam. Adam and Wren soon started dating and Wren started sharing a secret with Adam. But the next day, Adam has disappeared from the face of the earth. Bailey Kirk then approaches Wren Greenwood and tells her about the other missing girls who also had gone on date with Adam through online. Now Wren is determined to find the truth even though it will lead her to a past she wanted to forget.
The story shifts back and forth between past and present–the past detailing about Wren’s childhood and her own relationship with her father. The story itself was fast paced and the part about Wren going back to her hometown was interesting. However, I didn’t feel too much connected with the characters or maybe it was just me. I do like reading about Wren’s childhood which gave us an impression of what her childhood was like, with reasons why she was prompted to write a column known as Dear Birdie, which solves people’s problems. I feel the whole story itself was predictable, even towards the end so I wasn’t surprised about the ending, as I expected that kind of ending. I have to say, this wasn’t a great thriller, but more like OK, which worth three stars in my opinion.
Lisa Unger is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of twenty novels, including her latest SECLUDED CABIN SLEEPS SIX. With books published in thirty-three languages and millions of copies sold worldwide, she is regarded as a master of suspense.
Unger’s critically acclaimed novels have been featured on “Best Book” lists from the Today show, Good Morning America, Entertainment Weekly, People, Amazon, Goodreads, L.A. Times, The Boston Globe, Sun Sentinel, Tampa Bay Times, and many others. She has been nominated for, or won, numerous awards including the Strand Critics, Audie, Hammett, Macavity, ITW Thriller, and Goodreads Choice. In 2019, she received two Edgar Award nominations, an honor held by only a few authors, including Agatha Christie. Her short fiction has been anthologized in The Best American Mystery and Suspense, and her non-fiction has appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, and Travel+Leisure. Lisa is the current co-President of the International Thriller Writers organization. She lives on the west coast of Florida with her family.