“Just trying to organize a world full of idiots on this never-ending project.” ~The Last Thing I Saw
The Last Thing I Saw by Alex Sinclair: 4/5 Stars
A perfect family. A moment that will change everything.
Emma wakes up in hospital with no memories of the past 24 hours and no idea why she’s there. And her husband and son refuse to visit her.
As she frantically tries to piece together her memories to find out what happened, Emma is desperate to ensure her loved ones are safe. But all she can remember is the last thing she saw before she blacked out: a pair of cold, dark eyes…
An addictive and page-turning psychological thriller that will having you looking over your shoulder and checking the doors are locked. If you love B.A. Paris, Shari Lapena and K.L. Slater, The Last Thing I Saw is for you.
Previously published as Don’t Let Me Die. This edition contains significant editorial revisions.
I received a free e-copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Also, this will be a spoiler-free review! ❤
So, one of my goals this year is to read more thrillers and after reading the synopsis on this one on NetGalley I just had to request it. I was so thankful to be approved! When I started reading it I already had forgotten what the synopsis said so I went into it not knowing what ti expect haha. I feel like if I read a book I should be just fine without reading a synopsis, because there are some books out there that the synopsis almost “adds” to the story, for lack of a better way to put it. This book isn’t one of ’em!
This book had me hooked! I could have read it in one day, but I was too tired haha. It reminded me why I love thrillers so much because they keep me wondering and guessing and I just get hooked with the story so quickly! Obviously if it’s written well, that is.
This book was written very well. I loved the writing because I think Alex did a great job with description and shaping her characters. I sympathized with Emma and her family as they were dealing with this tragedy and I didn’t find they deserved what they were going through. That’s a good sign for me because if I found them annoying then I wouldn’t be as interested in what was happening haha.
As the story went on I felt that I could slowly piece it all together as to who would do such a thing and then she threw a wrench in my idea of who would torment Emma’s family like that. I had my suspicions, but I kept changing my mind and the my suspicions for one person happened to be right…it’s not like I figured it out on my own though. Alex kinda gave a subtle hint haha. I’m so bad at solving mystery books so this keeps me interested, but for some people it might be obvious very quickly who was tormenting the family. So, take that into consideration haha.
“I was starting to see something: two impossibly black eyes staring into my soul, ready to feast upon me.”
So, I don’t know if I’m the only one who thinks this but I don’t really see what the cover has to do with this book. Maybe it’s because she feels like she’s always being watched? I’m not sure…that’s something I wish was different. I feel like the over could have been cooler/creepier. That’s just my opinion though.
I don’t really have much of a reason as why this book isn’t five stars other than the fact that I didn’t find myself obsessed like I usually am with a five-star read. Does that make sense? Like usually I have a book hangover if it’s a five-star read and this one didn’t give me one. However, that doesn’t mean this book isn’t good. I thought this book was great just not five-stars for me. 🙂
“I don’t sleep anymore. Then again, being forced to live inside a psychiatric hospital rends to do that to a person.”
I also liked that it kind of switched from what happened to her in the hospital. That way you slowly heard the story as she told it to the therapist. I just liked that because it kind of kept me reading and guessing as to what was going to happen next. I also just liked seeing how things were for her as she adjusted to her new life in the psychiatric hospital.
Overall I enjoyed this book. It had some good twists and turns and it was very well written. It was a pretty fast read as it did such a good job keeping me interested. IF you like thrillers then I recommend this book! 🙂
Have a wonderful day everyone! Comment down below if you would read this book! 🙂