Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Audio Review: The Last to Vanish by Megan Miranda

 

The Last to Vanish by Megan Miranda
Publication Date: July 26th 2022 by Simon & Schuster Audio
Pages: 336
Audio Book Length: 9 hrs 23 min
Narrator: Alex Allwine
Source: Publisher & Libro.fm
Rating: ½

My Thoughts:
Abigail Lovett loves her job and home at The Passage Inn at Cutter’s Pass, a place where people can enjoy the gorgeous North Carolina mountains, and it’s a point of access to the Appalachian trail. However, the town of Cutter’s Pass has a shadow cast upon it. It’s notoriously known as the spot where several have hiked out never to be seen again, starting with the notorious “Fraternity Four,” leading up to more recent disappearances.

Even being there ten years Abby is still sort of counted as an outsider, and the questions she asks keeps her on the edge still.  Landon West, a journalist, is the last to have disappeared, and now his brother, Trey, is at the inn trying to find out what happened. Trey’s appearance is stirring up the past, and shaking loose secrets, and Abby can’t help herself, she wants to know what happened.

The Last to Vanish was eerie and atmospheric! I wasn’t sure if there would be some supernatural elements to the story just by the spooky feel of the story, but there weren’t any, which just goes to show real-life is creepy enough without it! I was surprised by most of the revelations and twists I’m happy to say!

I couldn’t stop listening! The story was so good! Abby was a great narrator, her unease palpable and I wanted to get to the truth just as much as she did! Alex Allwine’s performance brought Abby and the story to life, lending a haunting quality that kept me on the edge of my seat!

4.5 Stars



Book Description: 

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.


22 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you liked this one! I've got it on my TBR list and was hoping it was good. Can't wait to check it out. :)

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    1. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on it. Hope you love it, too, Lark!

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  2. This sounds like the perfect read for the upcoming spooky season!

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  3. oh! Fantastic review! I will definitely have to get this one, set in NC too.

    Anne - Books of My Heart

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    1. Thank you! I thought about you with this setting! I think you'd enjoy this one, Anne.

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  4. It sure sounds spooky. I agree that sometimes real life is spooky enough!

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    1. Yes, sometimes even more chilling because it is a real life type of story!

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  5. Sounds well plotted and that the author did a great job building that tension.

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  6. When you pick up a supernatural feeling more, having a solid atmospheric feeling makes all the difference.

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  7. I like it. Regine
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  8. Well now I'm all kinds of curious about the disappearances. I like the NC setting since I've been there many times.

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    1. I was too. Didn't see the end coming. I've never been to NC, but I'd love to visit sometime!

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  9. Wonderful review. I was curious about this one.

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  10. Sounds like a rly good audiobook. I'm adding it to my audiobook list!

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  11. I've had mixed success with Miranda's books but this sounds like one I would really enjoy. Based on your reading experience, I think I'll go the audio route as well. :)

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    1. Same here, Suzanne, but this one was a success. Hope you like it if you end up listening. :)

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