Ten years ago, Abigail Lovett fell into a job she loves, managing The Passage Inn, a cozy, upscale resort nestled in the North Carolina mountain town of Cutter’s Pass. Cutter’s Pass is best known for its outdoor offerings—rafting and hiking, with access to the Appalachian trail by way of a gorgeous waterfall—and its mysterious history. As the book begins, the string of unsolved disappearances that has haunted the town is once again thrust into the spotlight when journalist Landon West, who was staying at the inn to investigate the story of the vanishing trail, then disappears himself.
Abby has sometimes felt like an outsider within the community, but she’s come to view Cutter’s Pass as her home. When Landon’s brother Trey shows up looking for answers, Abby can’t help but feel the town closing ranks. And she’s still on the outside. When she finds incriminating evidence that may bring them closer to the truth, Abby soon discovers how little she knows about her coworkers, neighbors, and even those closest to her.
Megan Miranda brings her best writing to The Last to Vanish, a riveting thriller filled with taut suspense and shocking twists that will keep you guessing until the very end.
Author: Megan Miranda
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Publisher: Scribner/Marysue Rucci Books
I would like to thank NetGalley and Scribner/Marysue Rucci Books for providing me with an early copy of this e-book to read and give my honest review.
Do you want something dark? Something that makes your skin crawl just a bit? Something that leaves you guessing and twists? Give this one a try.
I love a good mystery. One I cannot truly solve and this one was it. I was not expecting the ending. I was not expecting the twist. It's always fun to have your mind messed with enough that you're not sure where things might be going.
I enjoyed how Miranda made a slow reveal of how all the characters in this book were somehow connected. It kept me wanting to read to find out how it all came together.
The best part of this book is the town of Cutter's Pass. The atmosphere of the town drips from each page. The detail with which the author shows you what it looks like are great. It's dark and has a mysterious past with the the disappearances that have happened over the years. So why is it people keep coming back. For the mystery, of course.
The pacing was nice, seeing as I read it so quickly. The guessing definitely kept me wanting to read.
It's hard to give a complete review without spoiling things so I'll leave it with they mystery is worth the read. This was my first Miranda read and it definitely makes me want to give some of her other books a try.