Last Seen Alive A Novel Author:Claire Douglas One woman is trapped in the death-grip of the past?and every one of its dark secrets?in this riveting novel of psychological suspense from the award-winning author of The Sisters and Local Girl Missing. She can run?As much as Libby Hall needs a vacation, she?s never considered taking one until she sees the note for a house swap. Suffering a misc... more »arriage was a personal turning point. Saving a child from a burning school was a public one. Just as the emotional fallout of both incidents takes its toll, along comes her lifesavers?the Heywoods, a couple in need of a getaway of their own.But she can?t hide?Libby and her husband Jamie can?t believe their good fortune when they arrive at the Heywood?s isolated seaside estate with its panoramic views?and just in exchange for their drab two-bedroom apartment. How generous of the Heywoods! Yet how odd. Libby almost feels guilty until the home yields disquieting surprises: a fortune in hidden surveillance equipment, a stranger in the garden who watches them, and the make-shift operating room in the basement?Because someone knows her secret?When Jamie falls dangerously ill, all Libby wants is to return to their comfortably imperfect lives. But it?s already too late. Libby has just discovered the Heywoods? biggest secret. And when it appears that even Jamie is hiding something from her, Libby?s paranoia gets the best of her. It should. For she has buried secrets of her own. As the past comes crawling out of the darkness, Libby fears she?s walked into an elaborate trap. But who has set it? What do they want of her? And what is she willing to risk to make it out alive?? « less
"She can run, but her past won't hide" - Someone else knows her secret!
Did you ever think about doing a house swap? After reading Last See Alive by Claire Douglas, I would definitely think twice about house swapping. This psychological thriller is about power and revenge and held my attention until the very last page. It is a plot-driven story will lots of twists and turns like a roller-coaster ride and a nightmare for all involved. The author's excellent writing kept me guessing until the very end. I read it in one sitting as it was hard-to-put down. This is my first book that I read by Claire Douglas but it won't be my last. I would highly recommend this book to those who love psychological thrillers and I look forward to reading another book by Douglas.
I would like to thank Library Thing and Harper Collins Publishers for an ARC for an honest review.