The Last Time I Saw You
The internationally bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish follows that success with an addictive novel filled with shocking twists about the aftermath of a brutal high-society murder.
Dr. Kate English has it all. Not only is she the heiress to a large fortune; she has a gorgeous husband and daughter, a high-flying career, and a beautiful home anyone would envy.
The Last Time I Saw You opens with a dying woman. She's face down on a marble floor. Gotta be some money involved here. We feel the life slowly seeping out of her. The circumstances around this tragic scene have yet to be revealed. The light fades and so does our victim.
Enter Dr. Kate English, a pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon, who sits in complete shock upon hearing about the death of her mother, Lily Michaels. She and Lily were so close. Her father, Dr. H ...more
Please…don’t shoot the messenger! Waaaaaaah! I loved the Constantine’s THE LAST MRS. PARRISH and couldn’t wait to read their newest offering. THE LAST MRS. PARRISH is campy, delicious fun with two ultra-devious women trying to out maneuver each other for the affections of Mr. Parrish.
THE LAST TIME I SAW YOU consists of this:
First 1/3: Slow, yet confusing- why so many characters?
Second 1/3 : Repetitive, boring. Kate, our main character, is repeatedly “haunted” by scary texts from her mot ...more
During the funeral, her childhood friend Blaire comes from New York City to comfort Kate, and their relationship is reignited. ...more
The beginning and the set-up of the premise was intriguing and the pace was was working until it didn't. I was hoping for more character development with more interesting characters. The protagonist became annoying with too much over the top reactions to the ongoing situations.
There really was too much repetitiveness and too many suspects to really add to the overall conclusio ...more
Well, I didn't have quite the same good reading experience with this one as I did with The Last Mrs. Parrish. I think I would have enjoyed this one more as a novella rather than full- length book because the longer the story dragged on, the less I cared if something bad happened to the main character.
Dr. Kate English is devastated when she finds out her mother Lily was brutally murdered. Even though Kate has been estranged from her childhood friend Blaire for years, she still reaches o ...more
A dead body, a threatening text, dead animals with a child’s nursery rhyme attached, more threatening texts and packages, the return of a long-lost friend, and a confused, frightened family await the reader in THE LAST TIME I SAW YOU.
Who could have murdered lovable, charitable Lily? Why did Lily want to change her will a few days before she was murdered?
This book will be enjoyed by women's fiction fans as well as mystery fans so put your thinking caps on and hone up ...more
The Last Time I Saw You opens with the murder of Lily, a high society philanthropist. No one can understand why she was murdered, especially her daughter Kate English. Before the funeral, Kate reaches out to her estranged best friend Blair for support, she comes running. After the funeral Kate keeps getting anonymous text messages telling her she will be n ...more
This book is about murder, mental health, friendship, secrets, marriage, money, memory, and mother-daughter relationships. It's well paced - not fast, not slow - and this pacing kept me engaged throughout the book.
Kate is an unreliable narrator just like Nellie/Vanessa in The Wife Between Us, and she gets worse as the story progresses. I wasn't sure if ...more
Love these two twisted sisters and their next thriller - coming out in May. Pre-order and do not miss!
Here is my "official" review:
Liv Constantine delivers the goods with this cat and mouse thrill ride! As characters unravel and new suspects are revealed, Constantine keeps us guessing until the final, shocking twist. Masterful plotting, skillful character development, and a story that pulls at the he ...more
Written by Liv Constantine
Review written by Diana Iozzia
“The Last Time I Saw You” was a disappointing read for me, in stark contrast to the first book, written by the ladies behind this pseudonym. Their first book, “The Last Mrs. Parrish” is a favorite thriller of mine, which is high praise, because I do not often pick favorites.
“TLTISW” follows the immediate grief that our main character, Kate, is sucked into, after her mother’s murder. Kate is also receiving suspiciou ...more
Many thanks to Edelweiss, Harper and Liv Constantine for my complimentary e-copy ARC in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
One of the things that intrigued me most is how each character seems to have a motive for killing our victim, Lily. Which makes it even more challenging to know who to trust as new people from Kate's past seem to suddenly come back into her life.
We are given Kate and her best friend Blaire's POVs, and through scenes ...more
WOW! WOW! WOW! Liv Constantine, (Authors) of “The Last Time I Saw You” have written an intense, captivating, intriguing, chilling, unpredictable, page-turning novel. The Genres for this Novel are Mystery, Thriller, Suspense and Fiction. I couldn’t put this book down, and read it in one sitting. This is another novel, by the same authors, where I was at the edge of my seat, and any sound made me jump. T ...more
Dr Kate English tries to cope with the unexpected and recent murder of her mother. Shortly after the funeral, Kate begins to get threatening messages. From texts, to an email and even dead animals, Kate begins to unravel. Her estranged childhood best friend Blaire, who she ...more
It did feel like this book was authored by two people because so many things are happening that don’t feel harmonious. I did appreciate that the ending had layers of ...more
This is my first book by these authors (these are two sisters writing together under the name Liv Constantine).
The book takes place in Maryland and has two 3rd person POVs: childhood estranged best friends Kate and Blaire. Kate is a pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon and Blaire is a famous writer.
The book starts off with a chilling prologue (someone is stuck in a fire). Then in the present someone is murdered. The stor ...more
It's partly a psychological suspense that is so painfully obvious you can see what's coming from miles away...and very early in the book.
The other part is a murder mystery that is strictly by the numbers. You are left somewhat guessing, but after the letdown of the one part you just don't care anymore. It's too predictable.
A lot of the time the story defies logic and sense. To the ...more