Last Girl Ghosted
Secrets, obsession and vengeance converge in this utterly original thriller about an online dating match turned deadly cat-and-mouse game.
She met him through a dating app. An intriguing picture on a screen, a date at a downtown bar. What she thought might be just a quick hookup quickly became much more. She fell for him—hard. It happens sometimes, a powerful connection with a perfect stranger takes you by surprise. Could it be love?
But then, just as things were getting real, he stood her up. Then he disappeared—profiles deleted, phone disconnected. She was ghosted.
Maybe it was her fault. She shared too much, too fast. But isn't that always what women think—that they're the ones to blame? Soon she learns there were others. Girls who thought they were in love. Girls who later went missing. She had been looking for a connection, but now she's looking for answers. Chasing a digital trail into his dark past—and hers—she finds herself on a dangerous hunt. And she's not sure whether she's the predator—or the prey.
Awards and Honors
"Unger always ratchets up the tension...But in this book, she spins like Simone Biles—and sticks the landing."
—Kirkus, starred review
"Enthralling... Unger is on a roll."
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Unger keeps readers guessing, with revelations that will make them stop and question what they thought they knew."
—Library Journal, starred review
"An immersive tale of passion and vengeance with a startling ending."
"Chilling... You won’t be able to stop turning the pages!"
—Shari Lapena, NYT bestselling author of The Couple Next Door
"Staggering. Unsettling. Vivid and intense. Lisa Unger is our most inventive suspense author, and she's created another fascinating, timely, and searingly good story. Wren Greenwood is one of Unger's most nuanced characters, and her story, her life, her secrets, explode off the page. Clear your calendar and lock the doors. You will not be able to stop reading."
—J.T. Ellison, NYT bestselling author of Her Dark Lies
"With LAST GIRL GHOSTED Lisa Unger proves herself the premiere thriller writer in mining the anxieties and risks of our digital culture. This is a captivating, deeply identifiable and deeply human story that goes far deeper than apps and into the harrowing, complicated experience of being a woman in our online age."
—Megan Abbott, bestselling author of The Turnout
"Brilliant and compelling. Unger writes with compassion and deep psychological insights, giving us a story that is both shocking and wrenchingly emotional. I couldn't put the novel down till I turned the last page, and am haunted by it still."
—Luanne Rice, NYT bestselling author of The Shadow Box
"Fast-paced and twisty, with sumptuous writing that keeps you glued to your seat and characters whose decisions make your heart leap into your throat, this is one heck of a story I won't be forgetting any time soon."
—Hannah Mary McKinnon, bestselling author of You Will Remember Me
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