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The Last Time I Saw You: by Liv Constantine @HarperCollinsCa

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Lindsay along with her full time reading buddy Chesney and I read this one with a group of our IG friends and it made for such an entertaining and fun discussion. We did have some mixed thoughts here between us and overall we agreed this was an easy, fast-paced read that most of us few though very quickly. Lindsay and I overall had some of the same thoughts however we ended up very different on how we felt about this one in the end.

Lindsay’s review

A little too much for me.

Kate and Blaire haven’t spoken in years.   They used to be best friends, Kate’s wealthy family always including Blaire in their family gatherings and summer vacations.    After Kate’s mother is murdered, Kate reaches out to Blaire who immediately drops everything to come back into Kate’s life to support her friend in a time of need.  Blaire, now a famous author, starts her own investigation into what happened to Kate’s mother. As she digs deeper into Kate’s life, she uncovers some shocking and dramatic secrets.

This is a suspenseful, jaw-dropping, unpredictable journey that kept me guessing.  The characters had my suspicions all over the place. It was a quick read that was high on drama and entertainment.  

The first quarter of the book was my most enjoyed section.  I was intrigued and curious to see how everything would come together.   After that point, I couldn’t stay bought-in to the story. There were too many questionable, over-the-top things happening that my believability radar couldn’t let go of.   I also had an issue with character connection as I didn’t feel invested in any of them, especially Kate. I have read other reviews comparing this novel to a soap opera, and that completely sums up my feelings as well.  

Overall, this was a highly entertaining, dramatic story that kept me flipping the pages, but isn’t one that left a lasting impression or impact.   There are many raving reviews, so make sure to check those out!

Thank you to Ashley at HarperCollins for gifting me a physical copy to read and review!

Brenda’s review

A brutal high-society murder, a messy relationship between friends and the secret and lies that threaten to unravel the life of one woman

The Last Time I Saw You is an easy to follow, fast-paced escape read that I flew through in two sittings.  The unreliable characters along with the twists and turns had me pointing my finger at a few suspects here in this whodunnit mystery.   I enjoyed chatting with our friends as we discussed who picked up on those layered clues and who including me picked up on some of those clues that threw us off and lead us done a different path with whodunnit here in this murder mystery.

The tension rises here as infidelity, lies and betrayals start to surface and I was flying through the pages to find out how it all comes together in the end.  Things did take a turn to becoming a bit too much for me and some things didn’t quite up, however Liv Constantine pulled off a surprising, clever and entertaining twist there at the end that had me smirking to myself and left us laughing with each other in our discussion.

I highly recommend for group reads that I am sure will lead to a fun discussion.

Thank you to HarperCollins Canada for my copy from EW.

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