It’s a pleasure to take part in the BlogTour Last Girl Ghosted by Lisa Unger.
About the Author
Lisa Unger is a New York Times and internationally bestselling author. With books published in thirty languages and millions of copies sold worldwide, she is widely regarded as a master of suspense. Her latest novel is Last Girl Ghosted.
Unger’s critically acclaimed novels have been featured on “Best Book” lists from the Today show, Good Morning America, Entertainment Weekly, People, Amazon, Goodreads, and many others. She has been nominated for, or won, numerous awards including the Strand Critics, Hammett Prize, Macavity, ITW Thriller, and Goodreads Choice.
In 2019, she received two Edgar Award nominations, an honor held by only a few authors, including Agatha Christie. Her short fiction has been anthologized in The Best American Mystery and Suspense, and her non-fiction has appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, and Travel+Leisure. She lives on the west coast of Florida with her family. Follow @lisaunger on Twitter, Visit lisaunger.com
About the book
Think twice before you swipe. – 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.
Wren knows she is lucky to have found someone and have such a strong connection with them. Navigating the dating world is a an empty endeavour when it comes to finding true relationships with depth. Everything seems to be on track until one day her love disappears mysteriously without a trace.
Unger creates a dark psychological thriller that shines a light on the new era of engaging, meeting and dating people. Gone are the days where face-to-face was the basis from which the rest grew – or not. Nowadays instant gratification, shallow unrealistic online data and photos are the baseline by which people judge and choose.
It’s a world that allows for the complete annihilation of confidence and self-worth, it’s also the dubious world of the unknown variable. The possible threat that could be lurking in plain sight. The question is how do you identify it? It’s also the world that has eradicated any kind of polite conversation, gesture or honesty. Instead of a quick you’re not my type, there is just nada. Ghosting is the new tactic to signal lack of interest.
The plot is drawn around the this new world and quickly devolves into something darker and more twisted.