This was just not good. I don’t want to have spoilers in the full review, but it was far-fetched and absurd. The book also drags beyond belief. Unger also weirdly includes the beginnings of COVID-19, then doesn’t follow up with it at all in the end. At least I don’t think she did. But I may have missed it because I was shaking my head at the ending.
“Last Girl Ghosted” follows Wren Greenwood who is a self-help columnist and has her own podcast (everyone does). Wren’s show “Dear Birdie” has grown in popularity and she is able to afford her own brownstone in New York. She’s maybe a little lonely until she takes her best friend’s advice and joins a dating app called Torch. After two duds, she meets Adam who she doesn’t know why, she is drawn to. The book jumps three months and though Wren has still not met anyone in Adam’s life (or vice versa) she tells herself they have a connection and she is falling for him. But when Adam stands her up, Wren realizes that she doesn’t really know the real Adam. And then a private investigator meets up with Wren to let her know that Adam is tied to a disappearance of a young woman that also met Adam, but he had a different name. We follow Wren as she slowly (and I mean slowly) reveals her past and why she can’t let go of Adam.
Ugh. I don’t know. Wren was exhausting. The only one with any sense was Jax. Seriously. Wren is way too naïve and just plain dumb at times to be doing what she is doing in this book. And it makes even less sense when we finally get to what happened to her when she was younger.
The book shifts perspectives at times so we also get insights into other women and their backstories, before we jump back to Wren.
The other characters are not well drawn, and even Adam is a mess of a character to even understand.
The writing for this one was tedious. Unger is hit or miss for me, and this one was definitely a miss. The flow was bad. I don’t even know what else to say. There’s no movement on things for pages and pages and then we just get bits and pieces of things and I had to go wait why would someone do this? And then just threw up my hands.
I maybe laughed though at how bad this book got towards the end.
The ending was a trip.