Monday, February 7, 2022

What I Read: The Last Thing He Told Me

This one was bittersweet for reasons entirely unrelated to the book itself. For the past few years, my friend and sorority sister Allisa has organized a holiday book and chocolate exchange among her friends, including people from her neighborhood, women she has met over the past three decades as a teacher, and several fellow Sigma Kappas. It's our own southern version of Jolabokaflod... wonderful Icelandic tradition you can read about here

There are about 30 women in the group, and it's become a tradition we all look forward to. We post pictures of the books and goodies we receive and talk about the books in our facebook group. 

This year my "book buddy," Suzi Hovastak Vollrath, sent me three books and a box of fancy Belgian chocolate bars... Laura Dave's The Last Thing He Told Me was one of them. It's a fairly quick read in the mystery/suspense genre, with a hefty shot of family and emotional drama woven in. 

I finished the book yesterday, the day after we celebrated the life of our sweet friend Suzi, who passed away last week. "I hope you enjoy these," was the last thing she told me. I wish I could tell her that I did indeed.