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The Last Good Night

3.37  ·  Rating Details ·  130 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
Laura Barrett has it all - fame and success as coanchor of the national evening news, a charming husband, and a beautiful baby daughter. But it is all about to end. One night, a man approaches her outside the network studio and calls her "Marta." And in that instant, Laura knows that her last good night is over and what she's feared for so long has finally arrived. Marta. ...more
Paperback, 351 pages
Published November 1st 1998 by Kensington (first published 1997)
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Nov 30, 2009 Maureen rated it liked it
This was a pretty good book but the ending was way to quick.
Oct 05, 2010 Kolleen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: suspense
Marta grows up rough. She has a mother's who is a prostitute and her stepfather molests her. As Marta grows older, she decides to follow in her mother's footsteps and hook for money as well... until she meets Jack. Jack becomes Marta's first true love and savior, until the unthinkable happens (I won't spoil it here!).

Fast forward about 21 years, and Marta is now Laura Barrett, working as a news anchor with a husband and brand new baby. Her life seems perfect since she escaped her old life, until
Jun 06, 2012 Whitney rated it it was ok
This book seemed like a very long Lifetime movie. Depending on your tastes, this is either good or bad. You decide.

There was too much pointless detail of day to day life, work, and other inconsequential activities. I wanted more scandal, more secrecy and a thicker plotline. The “secret” could have been extensively juicier and shocking. It was almost like a letdown. I read and read seeking for that moment of exposure, then when it was revealed a big exasperated “Oh” followed. Come on? Really? I
Linda DiMeo Lowman
This would be a good beach or vacation book. An easy, quick read. The best parts of the book are when she writes about the main character's childhood and teen years before she meets Jack. She won't win any literary awards with this book. I'm clearing off my bookshelves by reading all I own before I can more anymore books. Suffice to say that it was good enough to pull me in and good enough to keep reading.
Mar 21, 2009 Jenn rated it liked it
If this novel was meant to have a moral, it would certainly be that you can't hide forever. No matter what we do to distance ourselves from our crimes, no matter how far we try to run away from what we've done, someone always remembers and the past will eventually come back to haunt us.
Nov 19, 2012 Sarah rated it liked it
Not really my favorite book i've read over the past few days. Sure no one can forget their past and yes it does come back to haunt people.
Jul 09, 2013 Sarah rated it it was ok
The first part grabbed me and sucked me in. The second part was pretty formulaic. The third and fourth part were okay but I wanted a more powerful ending.
Jan 16, 2012 Eileen rated it liked it
I thought there needed to be an epilogue or more finality in the ending. Everything happened so fast and then it was just done. Otherwise a very suspenseful, addicting read.
Mar 08, 2010 Kristy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The moral of this story is: don't lie. But then, if the main character hadn't lied, then I wouldn't have had an entertaining story to read. Still.....don't lie!
Apr 14, 2009 Maureen rated it really liked it
I just finished this and went on-line to order all the novels by Emily Listfield. Reads quickly, yet well written with interesting characters.
Dec 08, 2010 Casey rated it really liked it
This was an interesting story that had many twist that I did not expect and found disturbing. While it had characteristics that made me not like the book I would say overall it was a great story.
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Jan 11, 2014 Laura Mcewen-miller rated it it was amazing
really enjoyed this book;the suspense was real,will read more by Listfield
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Secrets from Laura's past threaten her future.
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