Gayle's Gazette, What I'm Reading

Another Day, Another Book

Suspense/thrillers are my jam. I love reading them, including Megan Miranda’s, The Last Guest House. So when I heard the hype about her newest book, The Last To Vanish, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it (I just noticed how both her books are about the last of something!). But in my opinion, this wasn’t as good as her The Last Guest House.

Don’t get me wrong––it wasn’t a bad book. It just wasn’t as good. And as I find books that I can’t connect to or don’t love, I try to figure out what it is about that book that leads me to feel that way. Sometimes I can pinpoint it, other times, I can’t. For this book, it was the setting. I am not an outdoorsy kind of person, so I had a hard time “feeling” the book. The story takes place near a mountain many people travel to go hiking on. Mysteriously, people have disappeared while staying at an inn at the base of the mountain.

I liked the characters, it was just hard for me to get into the setting. Some suspense/thrillers are jam-packed with action. I found this one to be a bit slower. It was a lot of internal dialogue from the protagonist since it’s written from the first point of view. Also, I was a bit disappointed in the ending. It wasn’t what I’d hoped it to be.

Please remember that books are subjective. What one person loves, another may despise. The above statements are my opinion, so take them with a grain of salt. If you are a Megan Miranda fan, I suggest you try it and see if you feel differently, especially if you’re an outdoorsy sort.

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