Book Review: The Last Thing I Saw

Title: The Last Thing I Saw
Author: Alex Sinclair

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.


My Review

Oh my gosh, this book was amazing. You start with Emma waking up, not knowing why she is there, in a mental hospital. She has no memories of why she is there or what she has done to cause the mental break and memory lapse that she has. The author does a wonderful job at keeping the full story from you and leading you down the wrong path as to what happened and why Emma is there. I don’t want to give it away, but I did not figure it out until about three chapters before you found out who and what happened.

With what Emma had to do, the choice she had to make it is no wonder she had a mental break. Under those conditions I think I would have had a break long before she did, but then I have a history of depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses. When Emma remembers what happened and who caused it I am surprised she did not have another break instead of powering through it.

It all ends up good in the end, but you are left wondering if it ever will be good. I do not know if Emma and the survivor (trying not to give away the story) will ever be able to put the pieces of their life back together again. I know for one thing Emma has a lot of work to do to get back to a semblance of her normal self.


I received this book from Net Galley for this review.

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