ABOUT THE BOOK
You trusted him with your secret…and then he vanished.
When Wren Greenwood meets a good-looking stranger from a dating app, she expects a casual fling – but they connect immediately. Adam Harper is her perfect match.
She falls for him.
She confides in him.
And then he disappears… his profiles deleted, his phone disconnected, his Manhattan apartment emptied.
First, Wren blames herself. Then she hears about the other girls – girls who fell in love with Adam, and are now missing.
Wren needs answers, but as she follows the breadcrumb trail Adam left behind, it leads back to her own dark past. Suddenly, she’s no longer sure if she’s predator or prey.
She only knows one thing: whatever it takes, she’ll be the last girl he ever ghosts…
This is creepy, very creepy. I must admit that I have never done online dating, but I do know people that have. The dating app in the story is Torch which sounds a lot like Tinder, where people are after different degrees of meeting up. Wren has a disturbing past, which she keeps well hidden from other people. She has found a way to deal with her past by helping others. She has her podcast and is a column writer, using the pseudonym of Dear Birdie.
One of her friends gives Wren a little push to take a look at Torch, where she sees Adam. Adam isn’t a muscle man by any means, more on the geeky side, which is what Wren likes. They instantly hit it off, but when she lets her guard down and tells him of her past everything goes wrong for her. Adam disappears the day after, no message why or where to. Wren isn’t going to let this go, but her digging soon brings the police and stories of other girls and women that Adam has dated, which have then disappeared. Her Adam but just using a different name. There is no way she is going to walk away from this. She has been ghosted, and she wants to know why and where all the other girls are.
This is quite deep and dark, fascinating and quite sad. I didn’t know what I was letting myself in for when I decided to read this book, I had never heard of ghosting, so I was going into this quite blind. The story is told in a way that it took no time for me to get the hang of it. It makes for compelling reading.
I wish to thank the publisher and Net Galley for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lisa Unger is a New York Times and internationally bestselling author. With books published in thirty languages and millions of copies sold worldwide, she is widely regarded as a master of suspense. Her latest novel is LAST GIRL GHOSTED.
Unger’s critically acclaimed novels have been featured on “Best Book” lists from the Today show, Good Morning America, Entertainment Weekly, People, Amazon, Goodreads, and many others. She has been nominated for, or won, numerous awards including the Strand Critics, Hammett Prize, 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. She lives on the west coast of Florida with her family.