The Last to See Her by Courtney Evan Tate, 3.5 Stars

I love NY! Like, it’s one of my favorite places on the planet earth. It’s bustling, fun, accessible, and just amazing. And last a year ago last fall, the stars aligned and I tagged along with my husband on a business trip. The weather was gorgeous, a crisp fall day that has a slight chill, but the sun is warming.

I walked. And walked. All over the city. For a day and a half. Until my feet hurt and I had crazy blisters that lasted for weeks after my trip. But worth it. Clearly, these things aren’t possible in 2020. Its the year of suck. But I filled up my cup so much on that fall day last year that I can still draw from it. When life is boring or just blah.

And I’m holding onto the hope that next year I can maybe have another magical NYC day. But in the meantime, I can also hold myself over with a book about a Chicago girl that takes a trip to NYC.

From the Publisher:

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?

My Review:

Gen is a successful romance writer who resides in Chicago with her lawyer husband. And life is good. Until she catches him with another woman. And although she never sees the other women’s face, and he never gives a name, she’s been betrayed and it’s over.

Fast forward to the night she is supposed to sign the divorce papers. For some reason, she is dragging her heels. But in the meantime has decided to tag along to NYC with her sister who is in town for a doctor’s conference. The two sisters do it up right the first night – steak and too many drinks. And why not?

But later that evening, Gen borrows Megan’s coat, goes out for a walk and vanishes into thin air. What happened? Was she the target or was Meg? And where has she gone?

The Last to See Her is a wild ride that is part mystery, part thriller, part romance, part story of betrayal and part sister story. Which sounds like it could be too much. But it’s actually just the perfect amount. It’s a page turner to get lost in during the long, boring COVID winter.

Special thanks to Netgalley and Mira for an advanced e-galley in exchange for my honest review. This one is out December 15, 2020. Get your copy:

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