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Last Girl Ghosted

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This was a 3.5, for me but will round up to a 4. This was good on audio ! I love these concepts, of a total stranger, and never knowing if you can believe that they are who they say you are. This story makes me glad I'm in a relationship and I don't have to do online dating because boy does it sound scary ! Can you imagine, meeting someone, falling in love and opening up your life and your heart to them, just for them to disappear and you find out you never really knew who they were. And you weren't the only one. Everything ends up relating, and I enjoyed how the past caught up with the present in this.
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Even though this book is fiction it should be a lesson to everyone using social media apps for dating.  It is maybe also a lesson in disclosing too much too soon, although Wren believes she knows Adam.  The book starts out lulling the reader with a "perfect" love story, but then it turns into dangerous game and the reader (or at least me) has no idea which way to turn or who to believe.  It is not a pleasant read,, but for those that like thrillers i9t is enjoyable.
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This was the first book by Lisa Unger that I have read.  Really enjoyed the pace of the book and the suspense.
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This was my second book from the author and unlike Confessions on the 7:45 this one did not hold my interest. Wren Greenwood is an advice columnist who is unlucky at love. Then her friend created a profile for her and she swipes to meet Adam. He's great and she can't get enough of him. Then he leaves a cryptic message and is gone. He ghosted her. Well, Wren is not one to let things go that easily. This book starts off strong but the second half failed to hold my interest. Thank you #NetGalley for my copy.
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Lisa Unger writes really engaging thrillers, and this is no exception. If you want something that's simply a good, escapist, page-turner, Last Girl Ghosted is the one for you. It's disturbing, so check CWs before picking this one up.
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Last Girl Ghosted is a fast paced thriller. It is disturbing and sometimes the narrative drops and it becomes less able to hold the reader. Mentions of the pandemic and a look back at Wrens life sidetrack the story and do not add to the overall plot

It starts with a dating app that Wren, an advice columnist, is urged to use to find the right man. Before long she hooks up with Adam. They get along swimmingly until time for the date. He just does not show. His last communication is rather cryptic.

It then becomes a journey into a very dark place. If looking for a singular narrative that captures you from start to finish this is probably not for you
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Lisa Unger has added yet another jewel to her crown as queen of the psychological thrillers with “Last Girl Ghosted.” I was glued to the pages as the story rushed headlong to its suspenseful and exciting end! 

In “Last Girl Ghosted,” we follow Wren into the world of online dating. We can see the reluctance she has to try and connect with other people and can’t help but be thrilled for her when she matches with the enigmatic and broody Adam. Sparks fly as she dives head first into a whirlwind romance. Then just as suddenly as it began, Adam ghosts her. As she scrambles to find any trace of the man she watches in horror as his profiles are deleted, his phone is disconnected 


This suspense driven plot packed an unforgettable punch and made for a thriller that fans of the genre will be dying to read.
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The premise of this was great: Wren is ghosted by a guy she met on a dating app. She had fallen for him and now he seems to have just vanished. Who was he? Was he lying about everything?

Then it morphs into a cat and mouse chase for this guy who has apparently done this to three other women and they are missing. A private investigator contacts Wren as he was hired by one of the other girl's fathers to find her. Wren has all of this information and yet still makes some of the dumbest decisions that anyone can ever make.

The book flashes back to Wren's past, which was traumatic, which I guess is designed to show us how troubled she is (?).

I figured out who Adam was IMMEDIATELY, which was annoying (especially because no one else in the book seemed to make the extremely obvious connection).

Overall, this book went in too many different directions and didn't find a solid path on any of them.
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I just realized I never reviewed this book when I read it last year! Wren aka Birdie is a podcast host who gets ghosted by a guy on a dating app. She gets wrapped up in investigating him when she realizes other women have gone missing. Oh and also she has a secret past that she is running from. At this point I can't remember many details about the ending, which says more about my memory than the book itself, but also keeps me from spoiling it for you so win-win!  I would recommend this as a fast-paced, well-written thriller with strong characterization. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me a copy.
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The set up and beginning of this one had me interested, but then the second half just lost me.  I was no longer engaged in the character or the story, it started to drag a little.  I did like mention of The Hollows and some Jones Cooper as I loved that series by this author.
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Wren Greenfield has fallen in love with a man she met on a dating app. They've become pretty much inseparable until one night when Adam doesn't show for their date and she gets a weird "sorry for everything" text from him.  She's left trying to figure out what went wrong, and then gets caught up in what appears to be a long list of women he's "ghosted".  Now she has to revisit the trauma in her early life to save her current one.
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After a couple of flops on the Torch dating app, Wren Greenwood feels she has finally found the perfect someone for her in Adam. Only, three months into the relationship, he disappears, ghosts her online. Then a PI, named Bailey Kirk, shows up on her doorstep looking for Adam, as the only suspect in the disappearance of three other women. Now, Wren must confront her traumatic past in order to find Adam, and to learn the truth about the connection between them.

This was kind of a ho-hum, run of the mill thriller for me. I felt it held my attention, but it was just missing something to make it great. Some scenarios I had thought might happen, and did not, I felt would have made the book better if the author had gone that route. As well, there were things thrown in, to keep the reader guessing, which I felt were completely unnecessary and just added more confusion than anything else.

I did really enjoy the dynamic between Wren and Bailey. They worked well together, and even if the romance seemed to come out of nowhere, it was welcome. I would have liked to know a little bit more about Bailey and why he had become so invested in this specific case. I felt his character had a lot of missed potential, having liked everything that was shared about him. It also alluded to his family, but then he never really shared any of that with Wren. 

I also liked the jumping back and forth in time. It was interesting to learn about what happened with Wren and her family in the past, how it seems to connect her to these other women who went missing, but also how her past specifically gives her an advantage these other women never had. She is a survivor, she was a naturalist with her father, she knows the land, has developed an affinity for nature, and she has a friend who helps her to cope with what is happening to her.

I found it a little infuriating that Wren was so easily pulled in, but I suppose her past trauma created this exposure. It just seemed unlikely that she would be conned by this man, that she would be so easily manipulated by him, especially when she suspects who he really is and what he has done.

The Dear Birdy and podcast aspect heightened the story, and I think even more integration of that into the narrative would have been really good. Especially when one hint is brought up about the case, which kind of just falls away and no one looks into it again (but would have been interesting to actually be given the details of that throwaway information). I loved the use of birds throughout, their symbolism of freedom, comfort, possibility, remembrance. These birds connect Wren to her past, while paving her way to a brighter future. Wren was also lucky enough to have friends who were completely capable of searching for her with all of their connections, these friends which she had made because of the podcast she created to help others who had been traumatized like she had been.
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This book was so fun. I loved it so much, it really kept me on my toes and I kept expecting to have figured it out, only to be surprised. It was a great twisty thriller and I would definitely recommend it to everyone.
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This story has a very….unique….writing style. The main character has a normal narration but then all of a sudden it flips to as if she is talking to some guy. I’m pretty sure it’s in her head but I’m not sure. I didn’t care for it.
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This was a well written book with a compelling first half. The book loses steam and strength of plot in the second half. For me, Wren's decisions don't align with the intelligence of her character. I did not believe she would have behaved so foolishly and her feelings for Adam did not seem realistic given his behavior and what she had learned about him. Promising, well written, but ultimately not great.
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Love love love. As someone who is currently in the online dating world, this was excellent, as well as scary! The aspects of the online dating world were accurate and the thrill was excellent. Kept me on the edge of my seat until the end where I felt like Wren made a lot of stupid choices that she shouldn't have been making- though I know a lot of women do. Overall, I loved the story and the unique plot line.
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I could not put this book down! It sucked me in from the get-go and the suspense was palpable throughout the entire book. So many twists that I just did not see coming. It felt a little long by the end, but honestly, not enough for me to dock a star or anything. I loved the mix of present day and the past, it added so much creepiness to the overall story and provided really good character development on our main character. I was not expecting to love this one as much I did!
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Lisa Unger is officially now one of my favourite auto-buy authors and Last Girl Ghosted is one of her best! A definite thriller recommendation.
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Thank you all for this gifted copy of Last Girl Ghosted! This is the first book I’ve read that mentions the events of 2020, and was a captivating thriller book. I felt that it was a good story line, but I found it hard to follow at times. I was confused as to what character was talking. Overall, this was a good book and kept me pretty entertained
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Online dating has its risks, one never knows what lies behind the face you've swiped right on. 
Lover? Friend? Or foe? 
This played out like a movie of the week, with all the jumps and scares one looks for in a mystery/thriller: obsession, secrets, vengeance and of course: social media. This gripping, psychological thriller gets an added push over the top with the first person narrative creep-factor.
Definitely not for the faint of heart, and for those hesitant about online dating, this might just send you to church for your next meet-cute, or a confession.
I happily devoured this in two days and it kept me guessing the entire way!
Grab your copy and settle in, but don't forget to turn on all the lights!

5/5
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