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The Last Thing I Told You - Emily Arsenault

Way back when I first joined Goodreads, I won the first or second book by this author in a giveaway.  I didn't like it.  The writing was good, the plot was meh. I didn't finish. I put the author on the "perhaps try later" mental shelf.


MyBookBox included this recent release in its Aug 2018 shipment, and the book is much better.  It concerns a small town that is recovering from a mass shooting, a young woman, and a dead shrink.  The story is told via the detective trying to solve the murder and the young woman who is a prime suspect.


The pace is a bit slow, but the real suspense comes from the unrooting of secrets.  The writing is gripping and the book is a solid good read.