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Summary

The Hero
Libby Hall never really wanted to be noticed. But after she saves the children in her care from a fire, she finds herself headline news. And horrified by the attention. It all reminds her of what happened nine years ago. The last time she saw her best friend alive.

The Swap
Which is why the house swap is such a godsend. Libby and her husband, Jamie, exchange their flat in Bath for a beautiful, secluded house in Cornwall. It's a chance to heal their marriage - to stop its secrets tearing them apart.

The Hideaway
But this stylish Cornish home isn't the getaway they'd hoped for. They make odd, even disturbing discoveries in the house. It's so isolated - yet Libby doesn't feel entirely alone. As if she's being watched.

Is Libby being paranoid?
What is her husband hiding?
And as the secrets and lies come tumbling out, is the past about to catch up with them?

©2017 Claire Douglas (P)2017 Penguin AudioBooks

Critic reviews

"Grippingly claustrophobic and unpredictable on every page: perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train." ( Marie Claire)
"Brilliant. Twisty, exciting yet so very real." (Gillian McAllister, The Sunday Times, best-selling author of Everything but the Truth)

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Loved it. Engrossed from beginning to end with all the twists and turns. Very cleverly written. The narrator's performance was the icing on the cake AND the cherry on top.

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What made the experience of listening to Last Seen Alive the most enjoyable?

The narrator was excellent.Gripping storyline. Many twists to the story right to the end

Who was your favorite character and why?

Ziggy!... I liked them all

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Made me cry in some places.

Any additional comments?

I do not want to say much as do not want to spoil for others

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Excellent Read

Loved this book, lots of twists and turns, keeps you on your toes. When you think you know what’s happened, it changes direction. Brilliantly written and well read.

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absorbing

Great story, very well narrated. So many twists and turns. Great characters. Another excellent book from this author.

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Truly awful

This has to be the worst book I have bought since signing up to Audible. The convoluted plot is completely ridiculous and has more holes than a rusty bucket. To make matters worse, the narration was dreadful, with the story delivered in the style of an aggressive teen who would prefer to be somewhere else, doing something else. The accents were appalling and no effort was made to differentiate between the two female protagonists, making it worse again. I will not be buying a book that involves this author or narrator again.

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a great listen.

lots of twists & turns right to the end. you have to concentrate to keep the characters correct

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Gripping

Loved the plot. The characters were both interesting and believable. The end leaves the door open for a follow up. I enjoyed the book read by an excellent reader.

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Disappointing and awful narration

This started quite well - a mystery and a bit of a twist.
What completely ruined it was the terrible Somerset/Cornish/Scottish accent! Jamie was all of these at one time or another.
I understand that it is hard to become a narrator having looked into it myself so where did you get this person? Awful - sorry

Really bad ending - it was as though the author couldn't think of a way to end the story

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Interesting story..enjoyable..

I listened to this book in one day... Couldn't "put it down!!" Really interesting plot twists.... Just wish it had been longer.. And the story of what happened next continued.... Enjoyed it tho....

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Last seen alive

Quite hard to get into the story
But when you do it starts to make sense