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The Last to Vanish

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I really enjoyed this title. The setting was great and the characters were really well developed. The author did a great job making it hard for the reader to see what was coming next or to know who to suspect. Thank you to netgalley and Scribner for the arc.

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Cutter’s Pass is a small town where the locals all stick together, and some visitors disappear without a trace. This is an interesting mystery with plenty of twists, turns and red herrings.

I enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more by this author.

Thank you NetGalley, Megan Miranda and Scribner for this advanced copy.

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Thank you for allowing me to read this book. I enjoyed the characters and their arcs, and found the plot interesting. I look forward to reading more from this author.

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Megan Miranda can do no wrong, Her books always keep me on the edge of my seat and this one was no exception. Another great one!

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In the Last to Vanish, we are given Abby's first person point of view only. She's spent a decade at Cutter's Pass, a hiking area where 7 people have vanished in the past 25 years. Four hikers initially disappeared and then three separate people have followed. Is the area just unlucky? Is there something sinister going on?

Abby works as the Inn where the people that have disappeared and starts investigating the disappearances herself. We all know this is never a good idea...

The book is interesting enough but there are too many loose ends and things that just aren't explained. There are twists (many that are unpredictable) but they just don't make sense with the story. I'm not giving anything away, but there are a lot of things that make you go... huh? Why was this....?

I wanted to keep reading but the ending was a bit unsatisfying.

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While I do fear that Megan Miranda's writing has gotten a little formulaic for me -- her books are starting to all blend together a bit -- as I'm reading them, I'm always fully immersed and quickly turning pages, which is usually exactly what I"m looking for when I pick up a Megan Miranda book. Those who are new to Megan Miranda will like this, as well as fans of hers.

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I started listening to this on audiobook and the audiobook narrator is not my favorite. But the text itself is engaging- a slow burn until you get
To the end of part one and then to goes quickly and nicely. Another good thriller from Megan Miranda!

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Cutters Pass is a hiker's town which has seen its share of bad luck with hikers going missing over the years. Abigail Lovett, the manager of the local inn at the bottom of the mountain knows all too well that the town does not deserve to be blamed for uninformed or reckless tourists. However, when the brother of the last man missing shows up looking for answers Abigail begins asking more questions when the stories don't line up anymore.

Megan Miranda is a wonderful author! Her novels are slow simmering thrillers with plot twists the audience doesn't see coming. She is quickly becoming an "automatic buy" author for me. Thank you to NetGalley, Simon and Schuster, and Mary Sue Ricci Books for the opportunity to read this novel.

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I continue to be obsessed with Megan Miranda. Last to Vanish is easily my favorite of her works yet and truly had me on the edge of my seat.

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Megan Miranda never fails to keep the pages turning! I highly recommend if you’re looking for a book with a fast moving plot and twist!

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This book was just okay. In some places things got a little wordy and were dragging along. I felt like I just kept going in circles with Abby and Trey. There were too many unnecessary characters. I really liked the isolated setting but if just kind of fell flat. With a thriller I don’t really want to have to read over 60% of a book before the story really starts to take off.

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This one dragged for me. If I wasn’t fiercely loyal to the author. I probably would have DNF. The ending was fantastic, but it took too long to get there.

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The Last to Vanish by Megan Miranda is a thriller about a resort called The Passage Inn that has hosted several people that ended up disappearing. What is the connection to the inn? Abby, manager of the inn, starts looking into the disappearances, and she finds more than she bargained for. This book was pretty slow-paced, but the twists were interesting. Thanks to NetGalley for the free digital review copy. All opinions are my own.

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Set in a small hiking community, Abby Lovett gets wrapped up in a mystery of missing people spanning several decades. Really good plot with an excellent setting! Nice twist and a few things to ponder.

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Abby manages a mountain resort in North Carolina. The resort is known for the wonderful nearby outdoor adventures. Unfortunately, there are also a few mysterious missing persons cases associated with the resort.

The Last to Vanish is told from Abby’s point of view. She has lived in the area for 10 years, but is still considered an outsider by the locals. When the brother of one of the missing shows up looking for answers, Abby wants to discover what happened to the missing tourists. This does not help her standing with the locals, and it also puts her in danger. It seems everyone is keeping secrets, making for a suspenseful novel.

The Last to Vanish is a slow burning and atmospheric mystery.

I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Megan Miranda most definitely has another hit on her hands!

Nested in a remote town along the Appalachian Trail, this atmospheric thriller will have you second guessing every scrape against your window seal and bump in the night. At first glance a charming town with a jewel of an inn might seem like the perfect spot to explore trails and partake of the local hospitality. Stay long enough to strip away the facade and you will see that secrets have a way of rising to the surface.
In The Last to Vanish Miranda weaves a web of suspicion and intrigue where everyone is suspect. Perfectly paced, this plot will sweep you along twists and turns that would do the Appalachians justice!

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Abigail Lovett is working at the local inn in Cutter's Pass, a town known for lots of visitors hiking the Appalachian Trail. Cutter's Pass has been dealing with a string of disappearances the last decade or so...people coming to town and going missing. The most recent disappearance was Landon West, a journalist, who had shown up at the Inn a few weeks ago asking questions and digging around. Now his brother is in town looking for answers as to what happened to Landon. Does Abby really know the people in her town as well as she thinks she does? Can she figure out what has happened to the missing people? Or will someone figure out her secret first?

This was not my first book by Megan Miranda, but it sure was the slowest! The first 60% of this book was so slow and a lot of Abby's introspection. I was relieved that the last third of the book moved a little bit faster. And while I had a feeling about one part, there was a twist that I did not see coming.

What are the secrets in this quiet town? I guess you'll have to find out in The Last To Vanish by Megan Miranda.

Thanks to the publisher, author, and NetGalley for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for my honest thoughts.

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The Last to Vanish did not disappoint! I loved the destination that Megan Miranda crafted for this story. It is equal parts cozy and creepy, as any mystery/thriller setting should be. It was unclear throughout reading if the people or the place were calling the shots and I loved the way that kept me guessing. Highly recommend, as usual!

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I usually enjoy her books, but this one felt forced. Too many different pieces trying to fit together. A lot of secondary characters attempting to have big roles.

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In a town best known for all the hikers who have disappeared there over the years, the locals are all connected by their shared history of frantic searches, dramatic headlines, and the touristy looky-loos who visit solely to see where others vanished. Abigail only moved to Cutter's Pass ten years ago, so she's still treated like an outsider. But when a guest at the inn she manages disappears, she's thrust head-first into the investigation. And a few months later, when the missing man's brother shows up to do a little digging of his own, Abigail is torn. Does she help him delve into the secrets of the town's residents, knowing that one of them must know more than they're saying? Or does she turn a blind eye, even if that means allowing a killer to stay hidden?

I know this was a book about a sleepy small town, but it was SLOW. I've liked other books by Miranda, but I struggled to stay engaged with this one. Abigail wasn't a very compelling heroine, and I didn't find any of the characters particularly engaging. The story felt like it was being told at a remove, and I just couldn't get invested in it. I'll try more of this author's books in the future, but this one was just ok for me.

**Thank you to NetGalley and Scribner for the ARC in exchange for my honest review!**

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