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Title: The Last to Vanish
Author: Megan Miranda
Publisher: Scribner / Marysue Rucci Books
Publish Date: July 26, 2022
Genre: Mystery Thriller
My Rating: 4/5
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.
Abby manages a mountain resort in North Carolina. The resort is known for the wonderful nearby outdoor adventures. Unfortunately, there are also a few mysterious missing persons cases associated with the resort.
The Last to Vanish is told from Abby’s point of view. She has lived in the area for 10 years, but is still considered an outsider by the locals. When the brother of one of the missing shows up looking for answers, Abby wants to discover what happened to the missing tourists. This does not help her standing with the locals, and it also puts her in danger. It seems everyone is keeping secrets, making for a suspenseful novel.
The Last to Vanish is a slow burning and atmospheric mystery.
I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.