The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave is the official January 2023 pick for the Peanut Blossom Book Club for Recovering Readers.
Every January I love to kickstart our new year of book club with a popular blockbuster book.
This year's title has been highly recommended by many in our group and looks to be a heart-pounding way to start the year strong.
If you want to rediscover your love of reading in the new year, this is a great place to start!
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January Official Book Club Pick: The Last Thing He Told Me
I’m pleased to announce that this is our official January Pick for this year.
What is this month's book about?
"Before Owen Michaels disappears, he smuggles a note to his beloved wife of one year: Protect her. Despite her confusion and fear, Hannah Hall knows exactly to whom the note refers—Owen’s sixteen-year-old daughter, Bailey.
Bailey, who lost her mother tragically as a child. Bailey, who wants absolutely nothing to do with her new stepmother.
As Hannah’s increasingly desperate calls to Owen go unanswered, as the FBI arrests Owen’s boss, as a US marshal and federal agents arrive at her Sausalito home unannounced, Hannah quickly realizes her husband isn’t who he said he was.
And that Bailey just may hold the key to figuring out Owen’s true identity—and why he really disappeared.
Hannah and Bailey set out to discover the truth. But as they start putting together the pieces of Owen’s past, they soon realize they’re also building a new future—one neither of them could have anticipated.
With its breakneck pacing, dizzying plot twists, and evocative family drama, The Last Thing He Told Me is a riveting mystery, certain to shock you with its final, heartbreaking turn."
Discussion Questions for The Last Thing He Told Me
Book Club Party Menu
For your book club party menu, use the plot from the book and the San Francisco setting to plan your feast.
My simple browned butter frosting would be delicious over a simple cake mix and could reference the browned butter pasta dish Hannah recreates for Bailey at the beginning of the book.
Pick up a bag of San Francisco's famous Ghirardelli chocolate chips to make my chocolate chip walnut cookies recipe.
San Francisco is known for their sourdough bread bakeries. You can make a fresh and warm sourdough bread using my garlic parmesan sourdough recipe. Serve it with butter and a simple charcuterie board like my cheddar snack board.