The Last to Vanish by Megan Miranda

The Last to Vanish
.ePUB, 284 pages
Expected Publication: 26 Jul 2022
By: Simon & Schuster Canada, Scribner / Marysue Rucci Books

About The Book:
Ten years ago, Abigail Lovett fell into a job she loves, managing The Passage Inn, a cozy, upscale resort nestled in the North Carolina mountain town of Cutter’s Pass. Cutter’s Pass is best known for its outdoor offerings—rafting and hiking, with access to the Appalachian trail by way of a gorgeous waterfall—and its mysterious history. As the book begins, the string of unsolved disappearances that has haunted the town is once again thrust into the spotlight when journalist Landon West, who was staying at the inn to investigate the story of the vanishing trail, then disappears himself. Abby has sometimes felt like an outsider within the community, but she’s come to view Cutter’s Pass as her home. When Landon’s brother Trey shows up looking for answers, Abby can’t help but feel the town closing ranks. And she’s still on the outside. When she finds incriminating evidence that may bring them closer to the truth, Abby soon discovers how little she knows about her coworkers, neighbors, and even those closest to her.

My Review:
Last summer I read and really enjoyed Such a Quiet Place by Megan Miranda so I was very excited to get The Last to Vanish from NetGalley. I didn't like any of the characters in this one and that was a good thing, they all seemed a little shady and that helped the mystery as I didn't know who to trust, so of course I was surprised when all was revealed. That's the best thing that could happen to this reader. 

I have to be honest and say this one is a slow burner of a mystery. There have been six missing person incidents in the last 20 or so years. Where did these missing people go? Was it the elements, animals, or was something far more sinister at work? The book is very atmospheric putting you right in the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina. I have visited the area often and absolutely loved it there. I really enjoyed the journey of getting to the answer, especially the last two (4 and 5) parts of the book. Megan Miranda never disappoints.

With many thanks to NetGalley, Megan Miranda and HarperCollins UK, One More Chapter for the giving of the ARC.



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