The Last Time I Saw You by Liv Constantine

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This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

The Last Time I Saw You

Summary: The internationally bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish follows that success with an addictive novel filled with shocking twists about the aftermath of a brutal high-society murder.

Dr. Kate English has it all. Not only is she the heiress to a large fortune; she has a gorgeous husband and daughter, a high-flying career, and a beautiful home anyone would envy.

But all that changes the night Kate’s mother, Lily, is found dead, brutally murdered in her own home. Heartbroken and distraught, Kate reaches out to her estranged best friend, Blaire Barrington, who rushes to her side for the funeral, where the years of distance between them are forgotten in a moment.

That evening, Kate’s grief turns to horror when she receives an anonymous text: You think you’re sad now, just wait. By the time I’m finished with you, you’ll wish you had been buried today. More than ever, Kate needs her old friend’s help.

Once Blaire decides to take the investigation into her own hands, it becomes clear that all is not as it seems in Baltimore high society. As infidelity, lies, and betrayals come to light, and tensions rise to a boiling point, she begins to alienate Kate’s friends and relatives with her relentless, accusatory questions, as she tries to find Lily’s killer. The murderer could be anyone—friend, neighbor, loved one. But whoever it is, it’s clear that Kate is next on their list. . .

In The Last Time I Saw You, Liv Constantine takes the lightning pace of The Last Mrs. Parrish and raises the stakes, creating an exquisitely tension-filled and absorbing tale of psychological suspense in which innocent lives—and one woman’s sanity—hang in the balance.

 

Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

After reading and enjoying The Last Mrs. Parrish very much, when I saw the writing duo had another book coming out- I requested and was quickly approved. My excitement for this book was so high, I gave this read the highest honor: I made it the first book I read in 2019.

What I liked:

The cover. I like suspense books with interesting covers and this one is def  interesting. Plus, red. And red is always eye catching.

The text messages. I generally like when the bad person toys with the people they have marked as victims on the list and this was no different.

 

Bottom line: For me, the first 70-80% of The Last Time I Saw You was pretty great. The pages were flipping as fast as I could & I was digging the storyline. The last 20%, so, well… some twists were thrown in and while they were ok- once you’ve read The Last Mrs. Parrish and know the type of twists this duo can create….. it’s like eating a regular oreo and then a fat free oreo- both are in the category of good, but one satisfies on a much deeper level.

 

*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*

 

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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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10 thoughts on “The Last Time I Saw You by Liv Constantine

  1. Ha, an oreo–I didn’t think of that comparison, but I totally agree. Mrs.Parrish was SO much better and this duo can do so much better. I was shocked by this one compared to the first (not in a good way).

      • Right? I kept hoping Kate would get killed just to shut her up-what an annoying character. The book was like a soap opera. Ugh. Maybe book 3 will be better!

      • She did! And I just really disliked how she was treating everyone with her hysterics. I know she was going through a lot, but that was over the top. It made me feel awful for her little girl. You and me both! I’m not reviewing the book on my blog because I rated it below 3 stars and that’s just my blog policy, but I posted my review on Goodreads if you want to read it, lol!

  2. Great review! I enjoyed the creepy vibe of this book, but I didn’t like any of the characters including Kate. She is so weak! But maybe that is intentional.

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