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The Last Thing I Told You

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I hear myself whispering. Not again. Not again. Why did I ever come back here? Surely because of you. Because I thought of something I'd always meant to tell you. Because you were the only one I ever really wanted to tell it to.

Therapist Dr. Mark Fabian is dead, bludgeoned in his office. But that doesn't stop former patient Nadine Raines from talking to him -- in her head.
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ebook, 416 pages
Published July 24th 2018 by William Morrow Paperbacks
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Holly  B
An interesting premise and opening chapter.


A psychiatrist  is found murdered in his office. "This is you. This is real. This is what you've done." What we don't know is whose words these are or why they did this.

Nadine Raines is a former patient of Dr. Fabian and she is back in town after many years of being away.  She has a dark past and committed a violent act when she was only sixteen.  This is why she was a therapy patient of Dr Fabian (whom she refers to as "Bouffant")  Sgt. Henry Peacher
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Linda Strong

Psychiatrist Dr. Mark Fabian is dead—bludgeoned in his office.

Detective Henry Peacher investigates Fabian's death and finds that shortly before his death, he pulled the files of 2 former patients. One file is of Johnny Streeter, a man now serving a life sentence for a mass shooting. Ironically, Peacher is the cop who shot him before he could kill anyone else.

The other file is of Nadine Raines. Again, there's a link between her and Peacher ... he was in the same classroom when she attacked the t
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Dennis
Dr. Mark Fabian is dead. Dr. Fabian is a psychologist and therapist, specializing with clients who suffer from mental and personality disorders. He was dedicated to his service and clientele, with their privacy at the utmost respect. Who would want to kill him—especially in his own office? One of his patients, Nadine Raines, suffers from multiple personality and mental disorders, due to a difficult childhood, and genetic predisposition. Nadine copes with her life while speaking to the voices in ...more
Kristy
Dr. Mark Fabian is dead--found murdered in his office. Left behind is his former patient, Nadine, who continues to talk to Dr. Fabian in her mind, telling him about her life in the many years since she saw the doctor. Back then, she was a troubled teen, ostracized for a gruesome act while in high school. Investigating Dr. Fabian's murder is Henry Peacher, a detective most known in town for stopping a deadly shooting at a posh retirement community before the death count went any higher. Before Dr ...more
Janelle • She Reads with Cats
Thank you so much TLC Book Tours and William Morrow Books for providing my free copy of THE LAST THING I TOLD YOU by Emily Arsenault- all opinions are my own.

I really enjoyed the premise and characterization in this one! Nadine Raines returns to her New England town after being gone several years. She suffers from mental illness and often listens to the voices in her head, including that of her old therapist, Dr. Mark Fabian. But Dr. Mark Fabian was recently murdered, bludgeoned to death in his
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joyce g
An interesting twisted tale.
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Apr 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
With the passing of her old therapist Nadine isn't quite sure who to turn to, he tried to help her through the darkest time in her young life, but she struggled to find a way to understand and talk about what she had done with him. During their conversations she left out some of the important details and now her head and her heart are telling her that she needs to come clean to him, but that isn't really an option now that he has passed. Then he starts talking to her, she hears his wisdom floati ...more
Jenn
Apr 01, 2018 added it
Shelves: dnf, arc
I received an ARC of this title from the publisher for an honest review.

I'm not going to review this one because I didn't get very far. I read about 50 pages in and I didn't really get even the beginnings of a good picture on any of the characters. So I felt nothing for them, or the story. In all likelihood, it probably gets better, but I'm DNFing.
Jessica
Jul 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: blog-tours
Thanks to William Morrow and TLC Book Tours for the free advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.

More psychological thrillers for the summer TBR! This was my introduction to Emily Arsenault and I was not disappointed. This was an incredibly atmospheric read and has a slow build that keeps the tension throughout. That opening chapter will pull you right in!

Dr. Mark Fabian is dead. He is found bludgeoned to death in his office. As Detective Henry Peacher begins his investigation he discove
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Vicki (sun.sand.and.books)
Apr 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
4/5 stars. I received a copy of this from my local bookstore.
This was actually a pretty good thriller. I haven't read one quite like this in a while. It takes a bit to get used to the changing POV's and the constant switching between the past and present. You really dont know what your going to get once the POV's changed which was unique in its own way. The good thing about this was that it kept me guessing until the end. This book did a great job of giving you such small bits of information at
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grammarchick
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review. What I wish I'd also received was a better pay-off for a story with a lot of promise. Generally, I like novels about therapists and psychologists. The variety of patient stories, the struggle for their own stability, and the chance of great surprise when it turns out they are much scarier than anything you’d hear in their sessions. Not everybody can be Hannibal, but there’s always that chance that the plaid suit and the kitchen utensi ...more
Elaine
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: am-i-thrilled
The Last Thing I Told You wasn't terrible, but parts of it was redundant and long.

** Spoilers ahead **

When Dr. Mark Fabian, a psychotherapist, is found murdered in his office, hero cop Henry Peacher is assigned to the case.

Henry's investigation uncovers links to a shooting five years ago at an affluent care home in which he had taken down the shooter and a brief spate of sexual motivated attacks.

The narrative takes the form of two POVs, Henry and Nadine, a former patient who recounts the rea
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Milena
Jul 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Last Thing I Told You by Emily Arsenault is a tale of murder of a psychologist in a sleepy New England town and his former patient, who may or may not be involved in his murder. I really enjoyed this slow-burning, character driven suspense. I found both main characters, Henry, the cop investigating the murder, and Nadine, psychologist's former patient and one of the suspects, complex and very interesting. I liked the alternating POVs between Henry and Nadine and I liked short chapters that k ...more
William Bitner Jr.
The Last Thing I Told You
By Emily Arsenault

Genre - Fiction
Category - Psychological Thriller/Mystery
Pages - 416
Publication Info - William Morrow Paperbacks (July 24, 2018)
Reviewed by - William C. Bitner, Jr. (https://booksinmylibraryblog.wordpres...)
Rating - 📙📙📙📙📙

I finished reading The Last Thing I Told You by Emily Arsenault a few days ago. This really was an entertaining and fun mystery thriller. One of the things I liked about it was the alternating narrative, with a chapter being told from th
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Leslie Lindsay
Jul 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Dark tale about a woman and her younger, troubled days, a murdered psychologist, and a small town cop.

Dr. Mark Fabian is found murdered in his office. His patients are suspected: including former patient, Nadine Raines, and Johnny Streeter, now serving a life sentence for a mass shooting at a local retirement home. But Nadine and Johnny were patients over 20 years ago, in 1997...what could they possibly have to do with Dr. Fabian's death? And why now?

THE LAST THING I TOLD YOU (William Morrow/H
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Molly
I received an ARC of this book via Goodreads Giveaways.

This is a perfectly fine mystery, alternating between the perspective of a small-town cop and a small-town girl, Nadine, who once committed a "shocking act of violence" against a high school teacher and is now a suspect in the death of her former psychologist. Though the initial act of violence isn't nearly as shocking as I anticipated, it is certainly one that would rattle a small town community.

Nadine is convinced that there is some kind
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John
Sep 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of my favorite books of the past few years' reading is Emily Arsenault's The Broken Teaglass, a quirky puzzler -- set in the world of lexicography, no less -- that had me grinning whenever it didn't have me on the edge of my seat, and vice versa. It's one of those relatively few books that I've read first from the library, then gone out and bought for myself.

Trouble was, I enjoyed it so much it made me nervy of reading more books by Arsenault for fear of being disappointed. Silly me.

The Last
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Donna
Jan 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pieces of a puzzle: Therapist Dr Mark Fabian is bludgeoned to death in his office one evening. Nadine, a patient from 20 years ago, finds his body and leaves quickly. Nadine committed a violent act while 16 and attended counseling although she didn't tell Dr Fabian everything. Nadine briefly met another patient, Johnny Streeter, in Dr Fabian's office. Johnny later committed a mass shooting at a nursing home in town. Detective Henry Peacher is assigned to investigate the murder. He sat right behi ...more
Myrna Gottlieb
Jul 22, 2018 marked it as to-read
I received a free uncorrected proof of "The Last Thing I told You" by Emily Arsenault from Goodreads in exchange for an honest review.
This book did not work for me. I found it difficult to follow and repetitive. The genre is psychological suspense with an unreliable narrator. Actually there are two narrators, each one speaking in the first person.

A psychoanalyst about to retire has been murdered in his office- bludgeoned to death. We learn about this from a mentally disturbed former patient, Nad
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Farshana
Nov 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vr-lib
A very fascinating tale of a girl who unable to distinguish between her grief and rage, lashes out in a destructive fashion. Nadine Raines thoughts are disturbing and her therapist Dr. Mark Fabian seems clueless to the actual or core problem affecting her. The story begins with the therapist's death and then there is Henry Peacher who with a hero status has to investigate the crime. The past and present has been mixed up and it feels confusing initially but becomes easier once we get hang of it. ...more
Christine

Way back when I first joined Goodreads, I won the first or second book by this author in a giveaway. I didn't like it. The writing was good, the plot was meh. I didn't finish. I put the author on the "perhaps try later" mental shelf.



MyBookBox included this recent release in its Aug 2018 shipment, and the book is much better. It concerns a small town that is recovering from a mass shooting, a young woman, and a dead shrink. The story is told via the detective trying to solve the murder and the yo
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Nancy McFarlane
May 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Mark Fabian, a murdered psychologist, seems to hold all of the secrets as Henry, a detective who grew up in the small town of Campion, tries to gather the clues to the first murder in years. It isn’t long into the investigation when Nadine, a high school classmate of Henry’s, and a long ago patient of Fabian’s soon becomes a suspect. Written from the perspectives of both Nadine and Henry it goes back and forth between past and present. It is methodical, but not slow, as each delve into the secre ...more
Kris - My Novelesque Life
RATING: 2 STARS
2018; William Morrow Paperbacks/HarperCollins Canada
(Review Not on Blog)

This novel starts out with a bang and then just as quickly runs out of steam. I soon forgot what was happening and why I was reading the book. Sometimes I find that the author tries to create too much mystery and with that loses the suspense. I tried to get wrapped in the psychological elements but the story was a bit too twsity turny so that the strands holding the book together unraveled to the point that I
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Shannon (Mrsreadsbooks)
This book is told from two different perspectives: Nadine Raines and Detective Henry Peacher. Nadine Raines has returned home to her quiet New England hometown, only to have her former psychologist Dr. Mark Fabian, found dead in his office two days after her return. Nadine isn't quite sure why she returned to her hometown, since everyone here thinks she is crazy due to a violent act she committed as a teenager. Detective Henry Peacher makes an interesting discovery while he is investigating the ...more
Betty
Jul 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: william-morrow
In this psychological thriller, Dr. Mark Fabian is found murdered in his office. The case is handled by Detective Henry Peacher, lifelong resident of this quiet town in Maine. Henry discovers that shortly before his death Fabian, a psychologist, had pulled the files of two of his former clients - Nadine Raines and Johnny Streeter. The story alternates between Henry’s investigation in the present and Nadine “talking” to Fabian – in her head.

At sixteen, Nadine had committed a shocking, violent act
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Melinda
Jul 31, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giveaway-win, own
Thank you goodreads, this was a giveaway win!

Honestly, this one was a little boring. It was a little slow, and alot of stiff I felt that was just filler, it didn't really have anything to do with what was going on....

The story takes place in Campion, Connecticut. It goes back and forth between Detective Henry Preacher, who is investigating the death of therapist Mark Fabian and Nadine Raines, a former patient of Fabian's. Nadine is not a very likeable character, she was kinda boring, neurotic an
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Tracy (The Pages In-Between)
Jul 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Thank you to William Morrow Books #Partner for gifting me this copy. All opinions are my own.

I rate this book a 3 out of 5 Stars.

This book started at a blazing speed for me, I blew through the first 100 pages the first night I picked it up, but sadly it slowed down for me quite a bit. This is a very long book, and there is a lot of info dump and backstory. It almost feels like this was two separate books mashed together. I think just a book focused on Nadine, and what she did to her teacher and
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Phyllis Krall
Jul 19, 2018 rated it liked it
When the body of a therapist is discovered in his office, a former patient, Nadine Raines is discovered back in town after twenty years. She cannot stop rehashing her early therapy sessions with Dr. Fabian when she committed a shocking act as a teenager. Detective Henry Peacher tries to solve the crime, looking at the Dr’s files where he makes shocking discoveries about Nadine and other patients.

Nothing is as it seems. There are so many twists that played with my mind, often confusing me. A tota
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Dan
Jun 20, 2018 rated it liked it
A therapist is found murdered in his office and the trail seems to lead to a former patient of his. Nadine, at the age of sixteen stabbed her teacher for no apparent reason. She now believes that there is something bad inside her and always seems to be running. We learn her story as she ‘talks’ to the dead therapist.

Henry, is the detective assigned to the case which leads him all over the place. As he tracks down Nadine, he also discovers that a mass murderer, Johnny Streeter was a past patient
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Onceinabluemoon
Aug 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Almost skipped this, but once I started it was easy to slip into, thought it was a fresh perspective, an easy thriller, something I appreciate when so many books are just to violent for my liking.
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