• The Last to Vanish

  • By: Megan Miranda
  • Narrated by: Alex Allwine
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (532 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“This eerie thriller…can stand next to Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House and Stephen King’s The Shining.” —Booklist (starred review)

New York Times bestselling author Megan Miranda returns with a gripping and propulsive thriller that opens with the disappearance of a journalist who is investigating a string of vanishings in the resort town of Cutter’s Pass—will its dark secrets finally be revealed?

Ten years ago, Abigail Lovett fell into a job she loves, managing The Passage Inn, a cozy, upscale resort nestled in the North Carolina mountain town of Cutter’s Pass. Cutter’s Pass is best known for its outdoor offerings—rafting and hiking, with access to the Appalachian trail by way of a gorgeous waterfall—and its mysterious history. As the book begins, the string of unsolved disappearances that has haunted the town is once again thrust into the spotlight when journalist Landon West, who was staying at the inn to investigate the story of the vanishing trail, then disappears himself.

Abby has sometimes felt like an outsider within the community, but she’s come to view Cutter’s Pass as her home. When Landon’s brother Trey shows up looking for answers, Abby can’t help but feel the town closing ranks. And she’s still on the outside. When she finds incriminating evidence that may bring them closer to the truth, Abby soon discovers how little she knows about her coworkers, neighbors, and even those closest to her.

Megan Miranda brings her best writing to The Last to Vanish, a riveting thriller filled with taut suspense and shocking twists that will keep you guessing until the very end.

©2022 Megan Miranda. All rights reserved. (P)2022 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Too hyped

Lackluster , not her best work. I had to keep rewinding because it didn’t hold my attention.

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Great atmospheric dark mystery!

The scenes really came alive in this one! It’s a bit slow in parts but it’s worth it. I could see characters and their locations down to every detail. Dark, chilling, mystery.

The narrator had a pleasant enough voice but her reading was very robotic. A better performance would have really brought this tale to life!

Still definitely worth a listen.

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Tedious and slow

I kept asking myself, “where is this story going?” I made it 3/4 of the way through the book before I gave up. Nothing “ thrilling, taut suspense “ for me.

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Boring

I considered returning it but tried to stick with it till the end to see if it got better. It didn’t. The characters were flat and there was not much that happened. The big reveal was not earth shattering and was predictable. The author was also overly descriptive of minute details that didn’t add anything to the story. The reader was also pretty monotone, which didn’t help. Wish I had returned it..

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Very Evocative Tale

I like Megan Miranda's books for her consistent formulaic mystery style that still manages to surprise me. Her last book was a bit of a let down for me so I was excited for this one and it was a win. My guess as to whom the perpetrators of the mystery in this book were didnt even come close! She is very good at creating a nearly tangible scene and this one was very good; I felt like I was in the town. The characters were all pretty well developed even though you only get a glimpse into each of them. The Red Herrings were minute and well placed. The narration was okay but it wasn't as good as Rebekkah Ross who narrates many other Megan Miranda books. Definitely give this book a listen.

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solid fun mystery

if you need a good vacation read, let The Last to Vanish immerse you in an Appalachian mystery. Atmospheric, with a fun, spooky ambiance.

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Very Repetitive

I felt like this whole story could have been cut in half timewise had there not been so much repetitiveness about the The town not excepting newcomers, the vibe that the mountains gave off, And Abigail’s imagination of the people that had died, where they’ve been now where they had stood. The story was good. It just took forever to get to the point.

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Another great novel

I’ve loved every thriller by Megan Miranda and this one didn’t disappoint. Very creative and exciting. All of her books are worth the read.

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Well paced, protagonist is likable!

I finished this book during Labor Day weekend 2022, love that! Good story, big reveal came at just the right time! Enjoyable weekend read👍🏽

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The overall story is good, a great twist at the end. Unfortunately the beginning is very slow and sometimes hard to follow.

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