A killer targets a peaceful lakeside community, and one family is changed forever by secrets and lies.
Evening Lake is idyllic, peaceful, with a close-knit community of families who have been coming to this western Massachusetts getaway for decades. Then newcomer Lacey Havnel and her daughter, Bea, move in. They are nothing like the well-heeled families who populate Evening Lake. Mysterious and rough around the edges, they keep to themselves.
Detective Harry Jordan sees his lake home as a respite from solving crimes on the streets of Boston. The Osborne family views their cottage as a way to avoid the distractions of life - especially for Wally Osborne, a famous horror writer who seems to need the peace and quiet more than anyone.
One night, Harry is walking alongside the lake when the night is rocked by an explosion: the Havnel house is engulfed in a conflagration, and young Bea is seen fleeing, hair on fire, and plunging into the lake. She survives, but her mother does not, and Harry is pulled into the investigation.
Unbeknownst to the rest of the community, Diz Osborne, the youngest Osborne son, carries a weighty secret about who else he saw rowing on the lake that night. When it's discovered that Lacey died not from the explosion but from a knife wound, it's soon clear that a murderer is on the loose. And this murderer is poised to strike again and again.
Told with Elizabeth Adler's inimitable style, illuminating descriptions, and intricate family dynamics, Last to Know is the definition of a pause-resister.
Where does Last to Know rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
I really liked this book; I am new to Audibles; so if I had to rank it would be #1. Ms. Adler has created an interesting mix of characters; most of the characters have their own secrets. The Osborne Family fighting their own internal battles; makes you wonder if the husband/writer of horror stories, has brought his type of crimes to real life.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Mrs. Osborne, she's the type of old fashioned lady that can run a household, dinner party, and maintain her simple beauty while dealing with marriage crisis; being a mother; and dealing with her own insecurities.
What about Joe Barrett and Amy Rubinate ’s performance did you like?
I enjoyed Joe Barrett's read; Amy had just the right of "craziness" to her voice to match with the character Bea's killer mentality.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
I particularly enjoyed the close relationship between Mrs. Osborne and her son Diz. Diz had a special kind of sweetness to his soul; and the love for his mother give the story the warm element it needed.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
not a good narrator for this book,hard to follow,female narrator was fine .good story wish had a better narrator
Would you consider the audio edition of Last to Know to be better than the print version?
How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?
Too easy to figure it out
What does Joe Barrett and Amy Rubinate bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Never want to listen to a book in one sitting