Thanks to NetGalley and Thomas & Mercer for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review.
Release Date: November 22nd, 2016
Synopsis: Nick and Tasha are a couple held together by their five-year-old daughter. Until one ordinary morning, when Ellie vanishes amid the chaos of the school run.
Nick knows she can’t have gone far on her own, which can only mean one thing: she’s not on her own. Who would take his daughter, and why? With no motive and no leads, Nick is thrown into a tailspin of suspicion and guilt. Like Tasha, he doesn’t know what to think, or who to trust…
But then someone starts doing the thinking for him. Confronted with an impossible choice, Nick will have to make a decision, and both options will leave him with blood on his hands. But perhaps that’s to be expected.
After all, Nick’s not as blameless as he seems.
When I read the synopsis for Her Last Tomorrow, it reminded me a little of two of my favorite thriller/suspense authors: Linwood Barclay, and Harlan Coben. Unfortunately despite a terrific premise, I don’t feel it’s a well-written book and I was left feeling frustrated and disappointed at the end. The story is easy to follow and is basically divided into three parts: Nick’s daughter Amy goes missing; Nick has to choose between saving his little girl or killing his wife, Tasha; and Nick miraculously discovers the identity of the killer. That’s it. Game over. The plot was extremely rushed, and there was basically no character development whatsoever. I will say I had no clue as to who the villain was, but it turned out that he was such a minor player, I had completely forgotten him. All I can really say is that I was left wanting more. More character development, a more substantive storyline, and more suspense. The best I can say about Her Last Tomorrow is that it’s a quick read and I finished it under two hours. Other than that though, I think there are plenty of more satisfying books out there in terms of psychological suspense. As always when giving a poor review, I encourage you to check out some other reviews, especially on Goodreads where there seems to be a mix of love it or hate it feelings toward it.