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Last Summer

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  1,217 ratings  ·  356 reviews
From the Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Everything series comes a new novel of love, lies, and deceit.

Lifestyle journalist Ella Skye remembers every celebrity she interviewed, every politician she charmed between the sheets, and every socialite who eyed her with envy. The chance meeting with her husband, Damien; their rapid free fall into l
Kindle Edition, 297 pages
Published July 9th 2019 by Lake Union Publishing
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Oct 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
I am ecstatic to bring you my next project, LAST SUMMER. Thank you for adding my book to your Goodreads shelf. And when it comes up on your to-be-read pile of books, thank you for reading. I can’t wait for you to discover what my next protagonist, Ella Skye, has in store for you. Enjoy! Kerry xo

PS: LAST SUMMER is a stand-alone book, and not part of a series. It’s my first stand-alone since ALL THE BREAKING WAVES. I’ve been told by several early readers that LAST SUMMER is compulsively readable,
Chelsea Humphrey
This was steamy, suspenseful, and had an ending I definitely didn't see coming! Full review to come.

*Many thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy.
Erin Clemence
Feb 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, first-reads
Special thanks to the author, the publisher and NetGalley for a free, electronic ARC of this novel received in exchange for an honest review.

Ella Skye is a journalist and has spent her life keeping, sharing and spilling secrets. After a few years of torrid affairs with her celebrity clients, Ella settles down and marries entrepreneur Damien, and the two begin a relatively quiet life together. When Ella wakes up in a hospital room after a tragic car accident and is told of the baby she had mis
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a stunner!!!
May 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
An imaginative and intriguing psychological drama about lies, deceit and memory loss.

Ella Skye is at the top of her game as a lifestyle journalist. Her assignments are the rich and famous, and she remembers every celebrity and politician she has interviewed. The chance meeting with Damien Russell, a wealthy entrepreneur; their love at first sight romance; and their low-key, intimate wedding are all locked in her memory. She can even remember Damien telling her he never wanted children. Bu
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Apr 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My thanks to the author, the publisher and NetGalley for an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

LAST SUMMER twists and turns and leaves you with a dropped jaw at the end of your reading journey.. The story opens with Ella Skye conducting an interview with a famous actress, who reveals that she knows the secret to erasing your sorrowful past memories. Right away, I was on the alert when, in the next chapter, I read that Ella has lost not only her memory, but a baby as well. Damien
Apr 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’ve had this book to preview since February and got right into reading it. I,was only able to get to a few chapters done and then life got in the way and I had to set it aside. Going forward to April and I finally got the chance to start reading again and I finished this absolutely, awesome book in two days. This is Kerry Lonsdale’s first stand-alone book since finishing the “Everything” series and Kerry just keeps getting better and better!
This unputtdownable page-tuner had a plot twist that
May 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
Coming off a wildly successful series, Kerry Lonsdale is back with her first stand-alone since the conclusion of the Everything series and she is back with a vengeance!

When Ella wakes up in the emergency room following a car accident and having suffered a miscarriage with absolutely no memories of ever being pregnant, she is desperate to piece together the gaps in her mind, but nothing is as it seems - not her marriage, her friendships and her career - including a piece on a famous outdoorsman
Mar 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, netgalley, chick-lit
Ella wakes up in the hospital not being able to remember the car accident that cost her the life of her unborn baby, in fact, she can’t remember being pregnant at all. She tries to figure out the missing parts of her memory and she discovers secrets, lies, and betrayals along the way. The story kept my interest the whole time, I found the characters intriguing and I did not predict some of the turns and twists in the story. I could not put the book down, I was curious to see how it would end. Th ...more
Lisa Aiello
Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: womens-fiction
Great googly moogly. That was such an amazing trip I just took. Come closer. I am going to admit something here. Generally, I know what I'm going to rate a book before I even finish it. A bit short-sighted, but whatever. They're my ratings to do with what I like. With this one, I loved the story, I loved the writing, I loved the characters, but something was bothering the heck out of me. And it was fact that this woman rightfully had so many questions, and she let all the people who could give h ...more
I spent an entire afternoon completely immersed in Kerry Lonsdale's upcoming book, Last Summer. Ella is suffering from memory loss after a car accident. She can't even remember being pregnant or losing the baby. As Ella and her husband, Damian, try to keep their marriage from imploding, devastating secrets are revealed. I'm hoping for a second book to continue this story!
May 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’ve been a huge fan of KL’s books since her debut and this book is such a big departure from her books, but in a really awesome way! Her other books have been solidly Women’s Fiction and this was much edgier and much sexier than her previous books and I loved every single page.

This was basically the definition of a binge read for me, I was supposed to be buddy reading it with my friends Chelsea and Jamie and ended up tearing through it because I seriously could NOT put it down! It was such a fa
Susan Peterson
Mar 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When Ella Skye wakes up in her hospital room, she doesn’t remember the accident that caused her to lose her baby—-in fact, she doesn’t remember being pregnant at all. This is the premise for Last Summer, an unputdownable, entertaining, and tantalizing book. Not only was I caught up in the twisty-turny suspense in this story, I was emotionally invested in the characters and the fact that love and pain were the catalyst for their intricate web of lies and deceit. I found myself conflicted about th ...more
Barbara White
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was fortunate enough to read an early version of this manuscript. It is, without doubt, my favorite of Kerry's books: a rip-roaring adrenaline rush from the first page to the last. You don't know who to believe as the story--and hot sex scenes--unfolds with red herrings and whip-lash twists and turns which, although unexpected, make perfect sense. I have no doubt there will be comparisons to GONE GIRL, especially given the characters' personalities, but the story is not quite what you think it ...more
May 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I've been a fan of Kerry Lonsdale's writing over the past few years. She never fails to amaze and surprise me. Last Summer is no exception!

Right from the start, Last Summer was a compelling story. I had a hard time putting it down. It kept me on my toes and I had no idea what would happen next. While I was able to guess one small piece of the puzzle, everything else was a complete surprise. As always, Kerry did a great job describing people and settings. I felt whisked away on some armchair adve
Heather Fineisen
May 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Lonsdale is a favorite on Amazon and understandably so. Women's fiction with a twist. I loved the characters, even the ones who turnout to be ridiculously flawed. If you could willfully erase certain memories, would you? is a prevailing theme as well as the notion of honesty in a relationship. An enjoyable quick read with a surprise ending.

Copy provided by the Publisher and NetGalley
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

There is no better feeling then when I close a book and find myself unable to wipe the ear to ear grin from my face. Last Summer pushed me out of me comfort zone and took me on a twisty turning road, depositing me at a destination I didn't expect or suspect existed. Bravo Kerry Lonsdale! I was intrigued from page one and invested the whole way through.

Last Summer is combination of women's fiction, domestic suspense and psychological thriller with a dollop of romance. I highly recommend
A.J. Banner
May 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I read a galley of this novel a few months prior to publication date. I couldn't put it down. Here's my endorsement: “Move over, Gone Girl, and make way for Last Summer, a taut, intricately plotted novel of secrets and lies, love and betrayal. I thought I knew where the story was going, but the final, shocking twist gave me a serious case of whiplash. Just wow.” —A. J. Banner, USA Today and #1 Amazon Kindle bestselling author
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Don't start reading this wonderful new book by Kerry Lonsdale if you have things to do - like cooking a meal or going to sleep. I guarantee that you won't be able to put it down until the end. It's another page turner of a book that has twists and turns throughout that will keep you guessing until the end.

Ella, a magazine lifestyle journalist, wakes up in the hospital with her husband Damien at her side. She doesn't remember the accident that brought her to the hospital and worse yet, doesn't re
Deborah Blanchard
This book just blew my mind! Filled with lies and deceit. Ella is in the hospital, she's lost her baby, but remembers nothing since last summer, not even the child she was carrying. What is happening? This book takes you on a roller coaster ride to find the truth. The characters are intricately woven and believable. The plot is so well crafted and your mouth will be left hanging open the last few chapters. My heart was pounding and I couldn't believe what I was reading. What an incredible storyl ...more
Karen Porto Davis
Wow! Another awesome book by Kerry Lonsdale. I was very fortunate to receive an advanced copy.

From the beginning of the book, I was drawn in and hooked. The characters were intriguing and the storyline kept me guessing.

I simply could not put this book down until the end. And what an end!

When this one hits the shelves, get it! You can thank me later.
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This book was such an unexpected surprise... it was a psychological thriller... a domestic suspense... a twisted relationship tale... and to be honest having just finished it in one sitting... I am in both shock and awe. Last Summer is different but it’s still a dark twisted tale that has you questioning every characters motive and quickly reading to try to unlock the next piece of the puzzle.

The mystery of this story kept me interested and intrigued and I was amazed with the character and
Tanja ~ T's Book ~ KT Book Reviews
This is one of those books that scare me when trying to write a review. I on’t want to spoil anything. Pretty much every review i’ve read on it thus far starts out with a recap of the synopsis, so I’m going to forgo that entirely and ask this…

Do you like a mystery? Do you love the unpredictable? Do you need some suspense and a good side of intrigue in you escapism? Well then, GET THE BOOK! Stop reading reviews and start reading Last Summer. You won’t be disappointed.

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May 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Last Summer by Kerry Lonsdale was one of the most exciting and surprising books I’ve read this year. The idea behind the plot was very original and the story-building was great throughout. I was perched on the edge of my chair up until the very last page. It focuses on Ella who has been in an accident and miscarried because of it. When she wakes up she can’t remember certain parts from what happened anymore and she sets out to find out t
Carol Boyer
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow!!! This book is incredible, so fascinating, it is unputdownable with twists that top one another till you don't know who or what to believe. When Ella wakes up in the hospital after a tragic car accident, she doesn't remember being pregnant or losing her son, and as she questions her husband, Damien, she is frustrated with his responses. She finds there are many things unknown that seems like she must have known and she is desperate to find out why. When Ella recuperates enough to return to ...more
Agnes (BeaderBubbe)
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley, five-stars
Ella Skye is a journalist for a magazine but when she is assigned to interview Nathan Donovan she didnt think things would become devastating to her. The story starts with her waking up in a hospital finding out she has lost her baby and having no recollection of ever being pregnant.

In order to unravel the mystery of her memory loss she backtracks to her interviews with Donovan only to find secrets that she never should have unfolded.

This book was one that I had a hard time putting down and stay
Lesley Kay
Mar 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
YOU GUYS. One of my favorite authors, Kerry Lonsdale, was nice enough to let me have an ARC of her upcoming release, “Last Summer”. I cannot even tell you how excited this made me, as I have read (and loved) all of Kerry’s other books. If you haven’t read them, please go do so immediately. I’ll wait. And since we are still in the full swing of winter doldrums, this steamy beach read is a welcome distraction from the temperatures...

Full review here:
Judy Christiana
Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I wish I could give this book more than 5 stars!

I received the ARC of this book and pre-purchased a copy. I have read all of Kerry Lonsdale’s books and I think she is a gifted, wonderful author. This book is another gem to add to her collection.

As I was reading the book, I thought I had the plot of the book figured out (turned out to be not true!). That was okay to me, since I usually am in this position to guess the outcome when I read the types of books that I do (Women’s Fiction, Romance). I
Rochelle Weinstein
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lonsdale, fresh off her popular Everything series, shines with her page-turning stand-alone Last Summer. Readers will immediately be drawn into the story of Ella Skye, a journalist who finds herself hospitalized with short-term memory loss. Suddenly, nothing is as it seems. Not her marriage and not the man she's been interviewing. As she tries to piece together the chunk of time seemingly lost to her, the reader is taken on an exhilarating (and sexy) journey with a surprise twist you won't see c ...more
It was extremely difficult for me to decide upon a rating for Kerry Lonsdale’s Last Summer. It was a book that had me hooked, one I powered through in no time at all, but it was a bit too predictable for my liking. As much as I enjoyed watching everything come together, I worked out almost every detail very early in the story.

I can easily see Last Summer becoming a favourite of fans of suspenseful drama, the kind of books I refer to as domestic thrillers, as it’s a story built upon lies and dece
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Kerry Lonsdale is the Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Everything series and the new novel Last Summer. Her books are sold worldwide and have been translated into 24 languages.

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Amazon Charts, Wall Street Journal, and #1 Amazon Kindle bestselling author Kerry Lonsdale writes standalone and series based emotionally charged domestic drama, family suspense, and women’s fiction. Her books are sold worldwide in more than 28 countries and are being translated into 24 languages (and counting). Co-founder of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association, an international organization t ...more
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“She has always prided herself on having a sharp memory. Disconcerting doesn’t begin to describe what she’s experiencing inside her mind. To know the memories are there, just elusive, unattainable, floating downstream like a discarded flip-flop. It’s horribly unsettling.” 0 likes
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