I have received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
The Last Thing I Saw is a thriller that does keep you reading! I read this in one day during a long, long trip and it kept me both wide awake and entertained!
This is the story of Emma, who wakes up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there or what happened the day before. She soon realizes it’s a mental institution, and that her husband and son refuse to visit her. As she tries to put the pieces together, she also cannot forget the last thing she saw the day everything changed: a pair of black, cold eyes.
The writing of this novel was not really for me, and it followed a cliché story line for most of the novel. The fact that it contained flashbacks leading to the event that led Emma to a breakdown and then went back to her rather uneventful stay at the mental hospital kept me almost skimming through the present narration to go back to the past one – where the clues as to what happened were. Being quite frank, I was unimpressed by the big event, as there were so many clues to what it was that I was not surprised at all. I also didn’t like the twist, it felt abrupt and I honestly rolled my eyes at it…
I know I sound very harsh, but I did enjoy this novel and as said, I read it in one sitting. It’s fast paced, short and easy to read, so it was quite perfect for a long trip as the one I was taking. I recommend if you want a quick thriller to read, but this one isn’t among my favorites, really. It might just be that by now I’ve read too many thrillers and they start to become predictable, but from time to time I am still surprised and hooked by both new releases and older books, so I will be a bit harsh with this one. I gave it 3 stars because it was really entertaining!