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A woman disappears into the dark city night... Gen is on the verge of a divorce from her cheating husband. When her sister, Meg, has a convention to attend in the Big Apple, she invites Gen along to celebrate her newly found freedom. But the perfect sisters' getaway quickly goes awry when a tipsy Gen defiantly throws her wedding ring off the hotel room's balcony. Then, want A woman disappears into the dark city night... Gen is on the verge of a divorce from her cheating husband. When her sister, Meg, has a convention to attend in the Big Apple, she invites Gen along to celebrate her newly found freedom. But the perfect sisters' getaway quickly goes awry when a tipsy Gen defiantly throws her wedding ring off the hotel room's balcony. Then, wanting some fresh air, she decides to take a late-evening walk alone and vanishes without a trace. The investigation that follows uncovers secrets--and betrayals--between sisters and spouses that will twist the truth in on itself until nothing is clear. What really happened to Gen and who, besides Meg, was the last to see her?


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A woman disappears into the dark city night... Gen is on the verge of a divorce from her cheating husband. When her sister, Meg, has a convention to attend in the Big Apple, she invites Gen along to celebrate her newly found freedom. But the perfect sisters' getaway quickly goes awry when a tipsy Gen defiantly throws her wedding ring off the hotel room's balcony. Then, want A woman disappears into the dark city night... Gen is on the verge of a divorce from her cheating husband. When her sister, Meg, has a convention to attend in the Big Apple, she invites Gen along to celebrate her newly found freedom. But the perfect sisters' getaway quickly goes awry when a tipsy Gen defiantly throws her wedding ring off the hotel room's balcony. Then, wanting some fresh air, she decides to take a late-evening walk alone and vanishes without a trace. The investigation that follows uncovers secrets--and betrayals--between sisters and spouses that will twist the truth in on itself until nothing is clear. What really happened to Gen and who, besides Meg, was the last to see her?

30 review for The Last to See Her

  1. 4 out of 5

    Nilufer Ozmekik

    Okay. I loved it. I loved Gen. I loved the well developed, fair, karma is a bitch kind of conclusion. I loved the intriguing chapters and learning more about psychological evolution of Gen. How she struggled with jealousy, hurt, betrayal. How she dealt with her pain. And of course I just wanted to spit on the faces of two characters. Meg, sister dearest and Thad- husband assholest are so far best hatable, punchable, detestable, rotten eggs throwable characters I’ve been lately introduced. Even t Okay. I loved it. I loved Gen. I loved the well developed, fair, karma is a bitch kind of conclusion. I loved the intriguing chapters and learning more about psychological evolution of Gen. How she struggled with jealousy, hurt, betrayal. How she dealt with her pain. And of course I just wanted to spit on the faces of two characters. Meg, sister dearest and Thad- husband assholest are so far best hatable, punchable, detestable, rotten eggs throwable characters I’ve been lately introduced. Even though some plot holes and the illogical procedures of police investigation parts a little ruined the credibility of the story, the psychological approach to the characters and intriguing pace already earned my thriller fan points. Quick summary of story-line: Gen, romance novels author is struggling from an ugly divorce. A scumbag cheating husband destroyed everything they had built for years. Now she wants to leave everything behind for a fresh start. But her sister Meg invites her to spend quality time in Big Apple to celebrate her new beginning. She accepts her offer. They have great time at first. Fancy dinner, too much drinks and you may imagine heavy consumption of alcohol brings out more ugly memories and force a wounded person do something irresponsible or illogical ( been there done that !!!) As a result, Gen finds herself at the balcony, throwing at her wedding ring. After that she wants to gather her wits by taking a walk. But her walk takes more time than her sister Meg imagined. She never comes back! What happened to Gen? Is something more sinister and dangerous behind her disappearance? Did someone hurt or kidnap her? Or did she do something to herself? From the flashbacks and throughout police investigations, we realize her sister is not so sweet, innocent. She can be involved with her disappearance. Did she do anything to her? My big mouth and nonstop typing hands need to stop here. I can only say: this is my first book of the author. I truly enjoyed her writing style and well- developed characterization skills. So I’m looking forward to read more works of her. And I’m rounding up 3.5 stars to 4 fast paced, captivating, attention taker, brilliant, well concluded stars! Special thanks to NetGalley and HARLEQUIN/ MIRA for sharing this incredible arc with me in exchange my honest opinions. instagram facebook twitter

  2. 5 out of 5

    megs_bookrack

    Okay, this author made some interesting choices. The Last to See Her is a heck of a wild ride. One, I hate to admit, I didn't enjoy all that much. This Domestic Thriller follows two sisters on a trip to New York City where things go horribly wrong. Gen is currently going through a bitter divorce. Meg, her sister and best friend, is heading to a medical conference in NYC. Trying to help her sister out, to get her mind off her current troubles, Meg invites Gen to go along. Gen agrees and meets her si Okay, this author made some interesting choices. The Last to See Her is a heck of a wild ride. One, I hate to admit, I didn't enjoy all that much. This Domestic Thriller follows two sisters on a trip to New York City where things go horribly wrong. Gen is currently going through a bitter divorce. Meg, her sister and best friend, is heading to a medical conference in NYC. Trying to help her sister out, to get her mind off her current troubles, Meg invites Gen to go along. Gen agrees and meets her sister in the city. They immediately head out for dinner and drinks. The ladies end up letting loose and having more drinks than they normally would. Returning to the hotel a little drunk, they get into a conversation regarding Gen's marriage. It seems to stress her out. In fact, she throws her 4-carat engagement ring from the balcony and promptly states she is going out for a walk. She needs some fresh air. Gen stumbles out of the room and out of the hotel. Meg, who doesn't think it is the greatest idea, nevertheless puts up no real fight. Her sister is a grown woman. She can do what she wants. Meg lays down and ends up passing out. When she wakes up the next morning, Gen has never returned. Meg is understandably alarmed. It's a big city, and not one her sister knows that well. Where could she be? The narrative alternates between Gen and Meg's perspectives initially, with both before and after sections. Eventually, other perspectives are added in, including Gen's estranged husband, Thad. The chapters are short, continuing to build tension as the story goes along. You learn about both Gen and Meg's lives in the lead-up to the ill-fated NYC trip. There are twists, turns, deceptions and betrayals galore. In the beginning, I was really into this. It didn't take long for the action to kick off and I was definitely intrigued. For a while the tension was building quite nicely, then for me, it just crossed over into eye roll territory, from which it never returned. By the last 25% I was racing through, not because I couldn't wait to see what would happen, but because I couldn't wait for it to be over. With this being said, just because it wasn't a good fit for my tastes, doesn't mean it won't be for you. There are definitely a lot of readers who will enjoy this. Sadly, I just wasn't one of them. Thank you so much to the publisher, Mira Books, for providing me with a copy of this to read and review. Even though it wasn't a new favorite for me, I still very much appreciate the opportunity to provide my opinion.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Bridgett

    I thought this book was a total mess. The two main character's names, Gen and Meg, were switched constantly. The cop investigating Gen's disappearance was inept (i.e. he never went through Gen's belongings, he left evidence -- the note and ring -- with Meghan, he never found Gen's diary, and I'm not sure how he was supposed to actually investigate at all, since he was having coffee with Meg so frequently--not to mention sharing information with her, despite her being a person of interest in h I thought this book was a total mess. The two main character's names, Gen and Meg, were switched constantly. The cop investigating Gen's disappearance was inept (i.e. he never went through Gen's belongings, he left evidence -- the note and ring -- with Meghan, he never found Gen's diary, and I'm not sure how he was supposed to actually investigate at all, since he was having coffee with Meg so frequently--not to mention sharing information with her, despite her being a person of interest in his investigation...the shitty detective work goes on and on and on). Jenkins, the private investigator was just as bad...how did he not find out that key point in the story after all the months he worked for Gen? I honestly don't think Gen's mental illness was portrayed well. And how the hell wasn't she diagnosed when she was younger? Her family just said she was "different." I was also annoyed that our main character was called Gen and her mom was called Gin. Umm...we ran out of names I guess? Speaking of the characters, I can't say there was a single likeable one in the bunch; maybe Joe. Mostly, this just felt choppy and uninspired. It seemed like the author couldn't figure out where to go with the story, so she'd randomly add characters and/or events to further things...but it wasn't cohesive, and it definitely didn't flow. And there was TONS of repetition...to the point exact, entire pages were included multiple times throughout the book. I won't be recommending this one. 1.5 stars Available December 15, 2020. Despite my less than favorable review, my sincere thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin for my review copy.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jayme

    3.5 stars-rounded up.....🤔 Gen, a romance novelist is about to sign the divorce papers which will dissolve her marriage to her cheating husband, Thad. Her sister Meg, a renowned Physician, needs to attend a convention in New York, so Gen accompanies her, so they can “celebrate”! After a decadent dinner and too much to drink, they return to their hotel suite, where Gen proceeds to throw her very expensive wedding ring off of the hotel balcony. Needing fresh air after her defiant act, she decides 3.5 stars-rounded up.....🤔 Gen, a romance novelist is about to sign the divorce papers which will dissolve her marriage to her cheating husband, Thad. Her sister Meg, a renowned Physician, needs to attend a convention in New York, so Gen accompanies her, so they can “celebrate”! After a decadent dinner and too much to drink, they return to their hotel suite, where Gen proceeds to throw her very expensive wedding ring off of the hotel balcony. Needing fresh air after her defiant act, she decides to take a late evening walk alone, and vanishes without a trace. I would categorize this novel as Domestic Suspense, and the writing was stronger on the “domestic” than the “suspense” aspect of the book. The author captures the nuances of relationships well, those between sisters, and those between spouses. On the suspense side, you will have to suspend some disbelief, as to what initially happens, once Gen disappears into the night. And, I don’t believe the police could demand that you remain in NYC because your sister has gone missing, without proof of a crime-nor would the Detective become so chummy with Meg, the sister being investigated, since she was the last to see her... BUT, I really liked Gen, and sympathized with her as her marriage crumbled, and she began her descent into madness. Meg, though, often seemed too girlish and immature to be a renowned Doctor to me. Despite a few flaws with the sometimes simplistic writing, I was completely engaged in the story, and I looked forward to returning to the book whenever I had a chance to sit down to read. And, I actually really enjoyed how the story ended! It was fun to reread chapter one with some “blanks filled in”-and to read the epilogue as well. I would like to thank Mira books for providing a digital arc through NetGalley in exchange for a candid review! This book will be publish on December 15, 2020.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    I read a book by @courtneycolewrites last year called Mine. It is a juicy good thriller with great tension, and I knew I had to read every other book she writes. Under her nom de plume, Courtney Evan Tate, her “darker side,” I’ve also devoured her I’ll Be Watching You. She now has this newest book, The Last to See Her, and I am happy to say, I loved it, too! Love all around! Two sisters travel to NYC after one is on the cusp of a divorce from a cheating husband. That same sister, Gen, disappears, I read a book by @courtneycolewrites last year called Mine. It is a juicy good thriller with great tension, and I knew I had to read every other book she writes. Under her nom de plume, Courtney Evan Tate, her “darker side,” I’ve also devoured her I’ll Be Watching You. She now has this newest book, The Last to See Her, and I am happy to say, I loved it, too! Love all around! Two sisters travel to NYC after one is on the cusp of a divorce from a cheating husband. That same sister, Gen, disappears, and her sister, Meg, is the last to see her alive. As with her other two books, the tension (I love tension in my thrillers) begins from page one. There are twists and turns and lots of secrets...and the ending is SO very good. I loved Gen! I also loved to hate some of the other characters. I adore how Courtney Evan Tate addresses karma in her books. Her writing is skillfully smooth, which keeps me flipping the pages and prevents the tension from waning. Exactly my kind of thriller! Ok, Courtney Evan Tate/Courtney Cole, I’m ready for your next one! I received a gifted copy. Many of my reviews can also be found on my blog: www.jennifertarheelreader.com and instagram: www.instagram.com/tarheelreader

  6. 4 out of 5

    DJ Sakata

    Favorite Quotes: Divorcing a lawyer was the only thing worse than being married to one. He seemed intrigued now, at the very least. Mention sex, and you get a man’s attention. It wasn’t always the attention you wanted, though. … a bustling room filled with ringing phones and the sounds of metal file cabinets slamming closed. If a place could smell like unsolved crime, it would be this. Thad is an ambulance chaser. He’ll survive. He’s like a cockroach after an atomic bomb. My Review: I was waffling a b Favorite Quotes: Divorcing a lawyer was the only thing worse than being married to one. He seemed intrigued now, at the very least. Mention sex, and you get a man’s attention. It wasn’t always the attention you wanted, though. … a bustling room filled with ringing phones and the sounds of metal file cabinets slamming closed. If a place could smell like unsolved crime, it would be this. Thad is an ambulance chaser. He’ll survive. He’s like a cockroach after an atomic bomb. My Review: I was waffling a bit on how to rate this twisty tale but a check of my highlighted quotes removed all doubt. This wily wordsmith is a master of deception as nothing was as it was initially presented, even after I thought I had it solved, it wasn’t. She craftily stitched her tale with several shrewdly paced and slyly nuanced storylines that took sudden sharp turns that left me somewhat addled and grappling for a hold. I would never play cards with this devious little madam as I’m sure she would have an entire deck hidden up her sleeves which she would cunningly deploy while regaling me with enticing tidbits and enthralling tales as she cleverly fleeced me of my life savings. And silly me, I would most likely merrily hand it over while stunned and disoriented yet well entertained, which is the very condition I’m currently circling now.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Berit☀️✨

    A twisted sinister tale about two sisters. OK I’m going to bust out my complement sandwich because I am truly conflicted with this one. The good(the bread), this was a fast-paced addictive story. Jen has recently left her husband after she caught him cheating on her. she is now in NYC on a girls trip with her sister and BFF Meg. after a night of fine dining and drinking Jen goes out for a walk to get some fresh air and never comes back. Meg is frantic and begins the search for her sister. The no A twisted sinister tale about two sisters. OK I’m going to bust out my complement sandwich because I am truly conflicted with this one. The good(the bread), this was a fast-paced addictive story. Jen has recently left her husband after she caught him cheating on her. she is now in NYC on a girls trip with her sister and BFF Meg. after a night of fine dining and drinking Jen goes out for a walk to get some fresh air and never comes back. Meg is frantic and begins the search for her sister. The not so good (the meat), there were a lot of plot holes in this book. I really don’t usually notice things like this but there were a few things I just had a hard time overlooking. For example why would it matter if Jen stole someone’s gun in Chicago when she went missing in New York? She could not have brought the gun on the plane. then there were some inconsistencies with journal entries and where the journal was found. There were also quite a few other little things here and there that just did not sit with me very well. Like I have no idea why husband Thad kept a secret he did? And this leads me to some other questions, but I digress. The good (the bread(, The story held my attention. Also as unlikable as most of the characters were in the story they all were extremely well developed. all in all a good escapist read with some minor flaws. *** Big thank you to Mira/Harlequin for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

  8. 5 out of 5

    Melissa (LifeFullyBooked)

    This book starts off quite strongly. It's a fascinating premise about a woman who disappears, but then it quickly went off the rails for me. None of the characters were particularly believable, and I didn't like or want to root for any of them. The professionals were extraordinarily bad at their jobs--the PI has photos of something that supposedly only occurred once, yet he didn't uncover a major thing about Thad's life that was totally out there for anyone to figure out. Despite that, not much This book starts off quite strongly. It's a fascinating premise about a woman who disappears, but then it quickly went off the rails for me. None of the characters were particularly believable, and I didn't like or want to root for any of them. The professionals were extraordinarily bad at their jobs--the PI has photos of something that supposedly only occurred once, yet he didn't uncover a major thing about Thad's life that was totally out there for anyone to figure out. Despite that, not much even happens in the story, it's pretty easy to figure out what happened to Gen and then it just falls apart. The story spun off into some odd directions, (view spoiler)[ and were we really to believe in the end that Gen had a mental illness that her parents and sister spent years trying to handle--and yet it didn't seem as if she ever got a diagnosis. There was a throwaway scene with a therapist, but that went nowhere, it was just a really big mess overall. And am I to actually believe that Gen hired a killer to off her sister and then surprise, Thad's mentally disabled sister is able to overpower him and keep Gen hidden? Yeah, sure. (hide spoiler)] There was some repetition, I guess to show the other side of the initial situation, but it just didn't seem believable or necessary. By the end I just felt like it was spiraling all around and the author was attempting to tie threads together and it just didn't work. Unfortunately, this book just did not work for me on many levels. I think if you are able to just suspend belief and go for the ride the story is taking you, you might enjoy it more than I did. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book, all opinions are my own.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jen

    This book started off strong but became increasingly confusing and unrealistic as it went on. It centers on Genevieve (Gen), who is reeling from finding out her husband Thad cheated on her, and takes a weekend trip with her sister Meghan to New York. Lo and behold, Gen ends up disappearing without a trace her first night there, and a ton of secrets are uncovered in a narrative that flips back and forth between the past and the present. The writing itself was good, and I like the style of going ba This book started off strong but became increasingly confusing and unrealistic as it went on. It centers on Genevieve (Gen), who is reeling from finding out her husband Thad cheated on her, and takes a weekend trip with her sister Meghan to New York. Lo and behold, Gen ends up disappearing without a trace her first night there, and a ton of secrets are uncovered in a narrative that flips back and forth between the past and the present. The writing itself was good, and I like the style of going back and forth between past and present. I felt engaged with the characters to begin with but got annoyed with them as time went on. I liked both the private investigator and the detective, however, both of them did incompetent things that didn't seem indicative of their personalities. My primary issue with the book is that most of these issues could have been solved if these characters just spoke to one another. I grew increasingly frustrated with the lies and overreactions that stemmed from everyone keeping so many secrets, some of which I never even understood the reasoning behind not opening up. The book took a big turn as it raced toward the end that I felt turned Gen into a completely different character than we were led to believe. While I always enjoy a story with a lot of twists, I didn't really get it and couldn't find evidence earlier in the story to back up this big reveal. This, as well as many other parts of the book, required me to suspend my disbelief. Overall, definitely a fast paced story but it just became less realistic and less cohesive as the book went on. I am glad I read it and it held my interest, but there are just too many remaining questions and inconsistencies to give it more than 3 stars. Thanks to Netgalley for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Chandra Claypool (WhereTheReaderGrows)

    SO MANY MIXED FEELINGS. In a way, I'm in awe at how many balls were juggled here without dropping one. And yet, I'm also bamboozled with a love/hate feeling about this one. I have a feeling this is going to be quite a divisive read amongst readers and I'm ALWAYS here for that! So when it comes down to it, I have to split the difference with this one because I honestly don't know which way to turn. Does this make me a method reviewer? 😉 (It only makes sense if you know, but even if you do, it pro SO MANY MIXED FEELINGS. In a way, I'm in awe at how many balls were juggled here without dropping one. And yet, I'm also bamboozled with a love/hate feeling about this one. I have a feeling this is going to be quite a divisive read amongst readers and I'm ALWAYS here for that! So when it comes down to it, I have to split the difference with this one because I honestly don't know which way to turn. Does this make me a method reviewer? 😉 (It only makes sense if you know, but even if you do, it probably still doesn't....) I literally had to press my hands to my forehead at the 65% mark because really? REALLY? C'mon..... I understand marriages falling apart. I understand infidelity. I understand insecurity. I even understand hiding a past that's really not necessary but why not for the sake of drama and hey, we're all human so we all have our *things* other people may not understand that. But couple allllll of that with ***** being able to do ******. Um... This one just got too convoluted at the end. I was so into this for it to take that many left turns at Albuquerque. I will say that I didn't *quite* expect one part... mainly because it doesn't seem feasible but I am a sucker for suspending reality. This is fiction after all. 😉 Despite having these issues, my eyes didn't get stuck in the back of my head from rolling them.... instead, I found that this was written in a compelling way that even while I was shouting "C'MON", I still couldn't keep my eyes off the pages. The pacing and succinct way the author brings this story to us is very addictive. And helloooooo, DRAMA - I love it. This is definitely heavy on the domestic and less so on any thrillery/suspense you may anticipate. So grab your popcorn and adult beverage of choice and sit yourself done for some family "fun". 😏

  11. 5 out of 5

    Shalini

    I loved the intrigue in the story as one night, on a midnight walk, a sister disappeared, and it was left to the other to try to find her. My first book, though would not be the last, by author Courtney Evan Tate kept me up, reading late at night, just to know the reason behind the disappearance. There were a few twists, one really made me gasp… I had a – Noooo… I can’t believe it – moment, then the book moved swiftly on the investigation and truth reveals. The love between both the sisters was g I loved the intrigue in the story as one night, on a midnight walk, a sister disappeared, and it was left to the other to try to find her. My first book, though would not be the last, by author Courtney Evan Tate kept me up, reading late at night, just to know the reason behind the disappearance. There were a few twists, one really made me gasp… I had a – Noooo… I can’t believe it – moment, then the book moved swiftly on the investigation and truth reveals. The love between both the sisters was genuine, the bond from childhood made was apparent. The author sure made me feel anger and a need for revenge just like the main character did. I could understand her pain and jealousy. Smooth writing and swift pace, though didn’t really like the cop investigating the case, he was too sloppy, if you ask me. A few moments where story seemed to lose its tautness and reasons was seen, but nothing dampened by curiosity, really. Overall, the characterization was full-on, where each added a layer to the story. I enjoyed getting to know their raison d’être. Karma sure got them all. Quite entertaining.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Nadene (Totally Addicted to Reading)

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.I am always on the lookout for a good psychological thriller to sink my literary teeth in, so when this book came on my radar, I jumped at the chance to read it. The story proved to be entertaining and quite the page turner. In this story we meet Genevieve, a romance author, and Meg a doctor. Two sisters who loved each other dearly. Genevieve is getting a divorce I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.I am always on the lookout for a good psychological thriller to sink my literary teeth in, so when this book came on my radar, I jumped at the chance to read it. The story proved to be entertaining and quite the page turner. In this story we meet Genevieve, a romance author, and Meg a doctor. Two sisters who loved each other dearly. Genevieve is getting a divorce from her cheating husband, Thad. To celebrate her pending freedom, she and her sister went to New York city and had a blast dining and drinking. Upon the return their hotel, Genevieve went for a walk, but never came back. A book of secrets, lies, betrayal, jealousy, infidelity and revenge. Genevieve’s disappearance opened up a big can of worms. Despite having some serious plot holes, the twists in the storyline had me clamouring for more. I needed to know how it ended. The author did a good job in keeping me entertained, but the anticlimactic ending left me in a state of disappointment. On the surface Last to See Her was an intriguing read, but there were aspects of the story which the reader felt needed further development. Without a doubt the main character had serious mental issues, which her family was aware of it, but nothing had been done about it over the years. I saw the reasoning behind Genevieve’s actions, but those of the secondary characters baffled me. Most of the events, which occurred could have been avoided if communication had played a key role. In addition, the incompetence of the private investigator hired by Genevieve added to the whole debacle. I cannot understand how he never uncovered Thad’s secrets during the course of his investigations. Almost all the characters had secrets, and I found them to be an unreliable bunch. Thad and Meg proved to be the worst of the bunch. Their condescending attitude worked my nerves into a fray. Added to that Meg behaves like a spoilt child. The fact she was lusting after the police Detective working on sister’s case despite claiming to be happily married didn’t place her in a good light. Conclusion/Recommendation In spite of the issues highlighted, I still enjoyed the story. Fans of psychological thrillers who have no issues with unrealistic scenes would enjoy what The Last to See Her has to offer. This review was originally posted on Totally Addicted to Reading

  13. 5 out of 5

    Shelleen Toland

    Gen is on the verge of a divorce from her cheating husband. When her sister, Meg, has a convention to attend in the Big Apple, she invites Gen along to celebrate her newly found freedom. The 2 sisters have a night out and get drunk . Gen is asked why is she still wearing her wedding ring. So Gen takes it off and throws it off the balcony. Then Gen decides to take a walk and disappears. The next morning Meg calls the police to report her missing. But of course she has to wait 24 hours. As Meg is Gen is on the verge of a divorce from her cheating husband. When her sister, Meg, has a convention to attend in the Big Apple, she invites Gen along to celebrate her newly found freedom. The 2 sisters have a night out and get drunk . Gen is asked why is she still wearing her wedding ring. So Gen takes it off and throws it off the balcony. Then Gen decides to take a walk and disappears. The next morning Meg calls the police to report her missing. But of course she has to wait 24 hours. As Meg is looking for her sister we find out about secrets and cheating. Twists and turns that kept me wanting more. Thank you to NetGalley and Harlequin for the ARC to review.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Joce (squibblesreads)

    Yikes, I did not enjoy a lot of this: the “hysterical scorned woman” trope, the portrayal of the one disabled character... thank goodness it moved fast 😬 The characters also felt hollow and underdeveloped. This was disappointing.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    The Last to See Her is the newest suspense thriller by author Courtney Evan Tate (Courtney Cole). The main characters of this book are Genevieve/Gen and her sister Meghan/Meg. The story starts with Genevieve and her sister in New York City. Genevieve is a famous romance author. And Meghan is an impressive doctor. Something happens in NYC that becomes the focus for the rest of the book. A character disappears. I didn't read the book blurb before starting this book. But I found the title so chilling The Last to See Her is the newest suspense thriller by author Courtney Evan Tate (Courtney Cole). The main characters of this book are Genevieve/Gen and her sister Meghan/Meg. The story starts with Genevieve and her sister in New York City. Genevieve is a famous romance author. And Meghan is an impressive doctor. Something happens in NYC that becomes the focus for the rest of the book. A character disappears. I didn't read the book blurb before starting this book. But I found the title so chilling ... I knew something sinister was going happen. The book has a bunch of 3rd person POVs (the main two are Gen and Meg). But we have both BEFORE and NOW timelines. This is sometimes not my favorite method of storytelling. However in this case I think that it worked very well for the story. I was super curious to find out what happened in the present. But I also found the past very interesting. There were definitely things that I figured out before they happened. But there were also some completely unexpected developments. I think that my favorite character was Detective Nate Hawkins. He was a NYC detective. And I enjoyed getting to see his point of view. Thad was Gen's husband (they were getting divorced). And I was quite intrigued by everything about him, including his secrets. The ending was interesting. I'm not sure that I was completely sold on what happened. But I really enjoyed the epilogue. And overall this was a very enjoyable thriller. Thanks to netgalley and HARLEQUIN – Trade Publishing (U.S. & Canada)/ MIRA for allowing me to read this book.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Carrie

    Review coming soon.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Jannelies

    What I liked about the book was that I kept on reading (although I do not have a lot of time to read nowadays) because I wanted to know what really happened with Genevieve. For me, the book lacked a bit in character development and tension. All characters are a bit flat and since the whole story revolves around what happened with Genevieve, more depth and background would have been good. The ending felt a bit rushed and I think it would have been better to start working towards this ending earli What I liked about the book was that I kept on reading (although I do not have a lot of time to read nowadays) because I wanted to know what really happened with Genevieve. For me, the book lacked a bit in character development and tension. All characters are a bit flat and since the whole story revolves around what happened with Genevieve, more depth and background would have been good. The ending felt a bit rushed and I think it would have been better to start working towards this ending earlier in the book. So, a good story, a nice read, well written but it lacked something to make it absolutely great. Thanks to Edelweiss for this digital review copy.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Linda Strong

    3.5 STARS Meg has a physicians' convention to attend and asks her sister, Gen, to come along with her in sort of a celebration for Gen's divorce from her serial-cheating husband. Going out for few drinks afterwards leads to a couple of drunken ladies and Gen throwing her 4-carat diamond ring out the hotel window where they're staying. Later, Gen decides to take a walk, get some fresh air, clear her head. Surprisingly she actually sees her ring and picks it up ... that's the last thing she remember 3.5 STARS Meg has a physicians' convention to attend and asks her sister, Gen, to come along with her in sort of a celebration for Gen's divorce from her serial-cheating husband. Going out for few drinks afterwards leads to a couple of drunken ladies and Gen throwing her 4-carat diamond ring out the hotel window where they're staying. Later, Gen decides to take a walk, get some fresh air, clear her head. Surprisingly she actually sees her ring and picks it up ... that's the last thing she remembers. When Gen doesn't return to the hotel by the next morning, Meg reports her as missing. There begins an investigation ... with Meg as the prime suspect .... Lies, secrets, betrayals ... between sisters ... between their spouses ... nothing sacred. What happened to Gen? Alternating chapters are NOW and BEFORE in each of the sisters' voices. There are enough twists and turns to rival a roller coaster ride on steroids. The characters are deftly drawn, issues and all. A few were anything but likable. I'm a little ambivalent about the ending ... it wasn't all that suspenseful or unexpected. Many thanks to the author / Harlequin - Mira / Netgalley for the digital copy of this psychological drama. Read and reviewed voluntarily, opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Eve

    Domestic Thrillers / Kidnapping / Contemporary Publication date : December 15, 2020 Two sisters, Genevieve (Gen) and Meghan (Meg) decide to go for a quick trip to New York City. They are both successful at what they do -- Gen is an author and Meg a surgeon. Gen's personal life isn't as sucessful because she's going through a divorce from her cheating husband Thad. They want to let off some steam, so they have a nice dinner and too many drinks. When they go back to their hotel room, Gen throw awa Domestic Thrillers / Kidnapping / Contemporary Publication date : December 15, 2020 Two sisters, Genevieve (Gen) and Meghan (Meg) decide to go for a quick trip to New York City. They are both successful at what they do -- Gen is an author and Meg a surgeon. Gen's personal life isn't as sucessful because she's going through a divorce from her cheating husband Thad. They want to let off some steam, so they have a nice dinner and too many drinks. When they go back to their hotel room, Gen throw away her giant diamond ring. After that she decide to go for a night walk in the city. When Meg wake up next morning, Gen hasn't returned from her walk. She gets worried as there is no sign of Gen and she's not answering her phone. Where is she? Did something happen to her? The premise sounded interesting enough, but THE LAST TO SEE HER lacked originality and the main characters or even a victim I could care about. The narrative switches back and forth in time and between characters. The way it was done was tiresome to follow. I expected more tension, mystery and build-up ... but somehow it just wasn't there in this story. If you want story of lies, secrets, jealousy, betrayal and unlikeable characters, then try it. Otherwise, I do not recommend it. With similar theme, I enjoyed much more Sarah Alderson's The Weekend Away.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews

    Since Gen was days away from being divorced and her sister had a conference to attend in New York City, they decided to celebrate there. The celebration got carried away with both of them becoming very drunk and with Gen throwing her expensive wedding band over the balcony. Gen then decided to take a walk to clear her head. That definitely was not a good idea because her sister and the doorman were the last to see her. We follow the lives of both sisters before this incident and in present time. G Since Gen was days away from being divorced and her sister had a conference to attend in New York City, they decided to celebrate there. The celebration got carried away with both of them becoming very drunk and with Gen throwing her expensive wedding band over the balcony. Gen then decided to take a walk to clear her head. That definitely was not a good idea because her sister and the doorman were the last to see her. We follow the lives of both sisters before this incident and in present time. Gen is missing, and Meg has to stay in New York since she is a suspect. We learn of their childhood, their domestic lives, and their working lives. Gen is currently an author and Meg is a surgeon. Gen was married to an attorney, and Meg is married to a contractor. As I read the back story of Gen, that husband was too good to be true. It seemed like he was a fake, and it appears he had been. Would that make him a suspect in her disappearance even though he still hadn't arrived in New York City yet? Meg's husband seemed sweet. Something was going on in all of their lives, but what was it, and did it have anything to do with Gen's disappearance? THE LAST TO SEE HER has pull-you-in writing and a great story line with big surprises. When all the truths come out and as things start to get tense, you won't be able to stop reading. You HAVE to find out the answers and the secrets. It seems like everyone has a secret, and no one is as they appear to be. There are good twists. This book is different and just SO good. Don't pass it up. 5/5 This book was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Steena Holmes

    On it’s own, it’s offers a great read. From the very beginning you are intrigued, confused and definitely want to know more. The trail of hints sprinkled throughout the book catch you unaware, making you realize you need to pay more attention. I enjoyed the read – until about the 3/4 mark. Until this point, I was invested, intrigued and incensed at what was happening in the story. And then I started to feel a bit disquiet about some of the plot points, how the aspect of mental health was dealt w On it’s own, it’s offers a great read. From the very beginning you are intrigued, confused and definitely want to know more. The trail of hints sprinkled throughout the book catch you unaware, making you realize you need to pay more attention. I enjoyed the read – until about the 3/4 mark. Until this point, I was invested, intrigued and incensed at what was happening in the story. And then I started to feel a bit disquiet about some of the plot points, how the aspect of mental health was dealt with and especially when it came to ‘creative’ individuals – like writers. So, it’s very possible I’m taking this story too personal – and that’s an entirely plausible suggestion. IF I took that aspect out – it’s a great story with a backstory that weaves a dance of suspicion. Do I recommend you read it? Absolutely – I have no doubt you’ll enjoy this take on this thriller!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Elliot A

    Thank you to the publisher, Mira, for providing me with an ARC of The Last to See Her in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. The Gist I have to confess I don’t know how to write this review. How do I start and what should I write? What little anecdote should I include before getting to the details? I never had the pleasure of reading any of the author’s other works, so I didn’t know what to expect. The synopsis sounded intriguing and I sure could have used another distraction fro Thank you to the publisher, Mira, for providing me with an ARC of The Last to See Her in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. The Gist I have to confess I don’t know how to write this review. How do I start and what should I write? What little anecdote should I include before getting to the details? I never had the pleasure of reading any of the author’s other works, so I didn’t know what to expect. The synopsis sounded intriguing and I sure could have used another distraction from the fact that once again the city was in a lockdown. I was neither preparing for a let down nor had ridiculously high hopes. I could envision myself snuggles up on the couch with a cup of tea, really sinking my teeth into this suspense/thriller/mystery. The Last to See Her began to make me rather annoyed and a little angry. Let me explain why. The Details What jumped out at me right from the start was this undercurrent of arrogance that came across from the two main characters. They exuded a degree of high mightiness. It was clear that they thought themselves above the rest, because they were “successful”. Although, in today’s world what can be classified as success clearly needs to be redefined. Anyway, I wasn’t too excited reading about two snooty female characters, who really did not know the meaning of true hardship. And I didn’t appreciate that the reader was supposed sympathize with them. What really gave me that nervous eye twitch and had that big blue vein inside my head dangerously close to popping was the inconsistency of the characters. Don’t try to sell a reader on a character, who describes herself as “scientific”, “fact-based” and “no-nonsense” and then have her screech at everyone and faint. Uh? Did I miss something? As a part-police procedural, this story really fell short. Not to spoil too much, but why is the lead detective taking a person of interest out on a coffee date? Furthermore, usually I enjoy mystery stories that flip back and forth between the present and past, but I felt the formatting for The Last to See Her was a little confusing. The Verdict Overall, I thought The Last to See Her was a little unpolished. It could have benefited from a few more editorial touches. None of the characters were the least bit likeable. It had potential, but it never had a chance to materialize. This wasn’t for me. ElliotScribbles

  23. 4 out of 5

    Charlotte

    thanks I hate it it's 2021 let's leave ableist mental health plot twists behind that doesn't even touch on all the plot holes or breach of logic in character behavior and and and... I want to erase this from my mind thanks I hate it it's 2021 let's leave ableist mental health plot twists behind that doesn't even touch on all the plot holes or breach of logic in character behavior and and and... I want to erase this from my mind

  24. 4 out of 5

    Paige Green

    Disclaimer: I received this e-arc from the publisher. Thanks! All opinions are my own. Book: The Last To See Her Author: Courtney Evan Tate Book Series: Standalone Rating: 1/5 Recommended For...: thriller, suspense, mystery Publication Date: December 15, 2020 Genre: Thriller Recommended Age: can’t recommend, dnf Publisher: MIRA Pages: 400 Synopsis: A woman disappears into the dark city night… Gen is on the verge of a divorce from her cheating husband. When her sister, Meg, has a convention to attend in the Disclaimer: I received this e-arc from the publisher. Thanks! All opinions are my own. Book: The Last To See Her Author: Courtney Evan Tate Book Series: Standalone Rating: 1/5 Recommended For...: thriller, suspense, mystery Publication Date: December 15, 2020 Genre: Thriller Recommended Age: can’t recommend, dnf Publisher: MIRA Pages: 400 Synopsis: A woman disappears into the dark city night… Gen is on the verge of a divorce from her cheating husband. When her sister, Meg, has a convention to attend in the Big Apple, she invites Gen along to celebrate her newly found freedom. But the perfect sisters’ getaway quickly goes awry when a tipsy Gen defiantly throws her wedding ring off the hotel room’s balcony. Then, wanting some fresh air, she decides to take a late-evening walk alone and vanishes without a trace. The investigation that follows uncovers secrets—and betrayals—between sisters and spouses that will twist the truth in on itself until nothing is clear. What really happened to Gen and who, besides Meg, was the last to see her? Review: I had to DNF this one. The book had a lot of issues, including that the mental illness in this book was wrote badly and the story of it wasn’t consistent, two main characters names were switched constantly, Gen’s mother is named Gin and in an audiobook that will be too confusing, the criminal justice system was grossly misrepresented, the writing was just bad altogether, and it got to a point where I was so angry while reading this book. Verdict: It was not for me.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Laura Peden

    3.5/5 stars. Domestic suspense & I have a rocky relationship. I mainly read Mystery/Thriller/Suspense and domestic suspense is by far my least favorite. However, this one has a side of psychological thriller to it & I tore through it in a few hours! My only problem was that the ending felt wrong to me for some reason, not bad necessarily but I think it could’ve been better. While I wish it would’ve gone in a different direction, I can’t deny the fact that this was definitely a page turner for me 3.5/5 stars. Domestic suspense & I have a rocky relationship. I mainly read Mystery/Thriller/Suspense and domestic suspense is by far my least favorite. However, this one has a side of psychological thriller to it & I tore through it in a few hours! My only problem was that the ending felt wrong to me for some reason, not bad necessarily but I think it could’ve been better. While I wish it would’ve gone in a different direction, I can’t deny the fact that this was definitely a page turner for me. And Vivienne Leheny’s narration is wonderful!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Beas Chattaraj

    Genevieve is going through a divorce. Her husband had cheated on her and she wants to get things over with. When her sister Meghan invites her to New York to celebrate her newfound singlehood, Gen obliges. But then she goes missing. This book takes us through the present and past lives of Gen, Meghan and Thad (Gen's husband) and the ongoing investigation process. Strange things are discovered and with time, it is clear that everyone in Gen's life has something to hide. The storyline was good, as Genevieve is going through a divorce. Her husband had cheated on her and she wants to get things over with. When her sister Meghan invites her to New York to celebrate her newfound singlehood, Gen obliges. But then she goes missing. This book takes us through the present and past lives of Gen, Meghan and Thad (Gen's husband) and the ongoing investigation process. Strange things are discovered and with time, it is clear that everyone in Gen's life has something to hide. The storyline was good, as was the structure. The narration jumped from one timeline to the next but it was easy to read. But I had higher expectations. I think this book could have been better, given its plot. I wasn't too fond of the writing style, nor were the characters likeable. They were too one-dimensional. And I am not sure if Genevieve's illness and Jody's brain damage was portrayed accurately but of course that could be me. If you are new to thrillers and want something to read over the weekend, this is for you. But I wouldn't suggest it for the hardcore thriller fan. Thank you Edelweiss and HarperCollins for the e-ARC.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Amanda McGill

    Secrets, secrets, secrets! I love reading books where you think that everything is normal, but it turns out that everyone has a secret and boy are they juicy secrets! The Last to See Her hooked me in right away. The chapters alternated between the characters’ past and present and of course all of the secrets were revealed. I was curious on what had happened to Gen and what had happened in her past to have her disappear in the present. I’m knocking the novel off a few stars because of the ending. I Secrets, secrets, secrets! I love reading books where you think that everything is normal, but it turns out that everyone has a secret and boy are they juicy secrets! The Last to See Her hooked me in right away. The chapters alternated between the characters’ past and present and of course all of the secrets were revealed. I was curious on what had happened to Gen and what had happened in her past to have her disappear in the present. I’m knocking the novel off a few stars because of the ending. I was highly disappointed. I was hoping for a great ending, but it just left me confused. I didn’t understand the motives of what some of the characters did. Was hoping for a better ending after a great page turner! Thank you to Netgallery and HARLEQUIN – Trade Publishing (U.S. & Canada) for an ARC in exchange for my honest review.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Mackey

    I've really enjoyted Tate's books in the past, under both her writing names. However, I struggled even to finish The Last to See Her. None of the characters - from the two sisters, the husband, the cop, no one - seemed remotely realistic to me but rather more like characatures of characters that they should have been. On top of that there was absolutely no plausability to the story line. I won't spoil it for you, but the character of Jody was too much for me to believe. Period. I LOVE fiction an I've really enjoyted Tate's books in the past, under both her writing names. However, I struggled even to finish The Last to See Her. None of the characters - from the two sisters, the husband, the cop, no one - seemed remotely realistic to me but rather more like characatures of characters that they should have been. On top of that there was absolutely no plausability to the story line. I won't spoil it for you, but the character of Jody was too much for me to believe. Period. I LOVE fiction and I love that fiction does not have to be true but, please, give me something I can at least pretend to believe. Three stars is generous.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Leslie M.

    2.5 stars This had a lot of potential and had me engaged for the beginning, but things fell apart for me partway through. The story became more unbelievable and too cliched. I'm not a fan of the unreliable narrator, so this didn't live up to my expectations. I did enjoy Tate's writing style. The second half of the book seemed rushed compared to the first part of the book. There were a couple unexpected twists, which I appreciated. Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy, but I wasn't required 2.5 stars This had a lot of potential and had me engaged for the beginning, but things fell apart for me partway through. The story became more unbelievable and too cliched. I'm not a fan of the unreliable narrator, so this didn't live up to my expectations. I did enjoy Tate's writing style. The second half of the book seemed rushed compared to the first part of the book. There were a couple unexpected twists, which I appreciated. Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy, but I wasn't required to leave a positive review.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Sherry LaJaunie

    This book was very cheesy. The story was good, though.

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