This was an interesting story filled with twist and turns that kept me on my toes for the most part.

The prologue plunges us straight into a murder and was enough to keep me anchored in the 'why' element right up until the big reveal. It is most definitely a summer page-turner, helped I'm sure by it being split into three parts, each revealing their own secrets.

It's not without niggles though. I couldn't quite get to grips with certain elements of the timeline, though I'm sure they do make perfect sense when lined up. I don't know, it just felt a little bit clunky, like some of the three parts didn't match. It's not a big issue, and it didn't stop me turning those pages, but I'd be lying if I didn't say it was a bit irritating. Remembering here of course that it's probably my brain causing the issue!

I liked Libby on the whole, even though I found the whole set-up of Jamie's family made her insecure so that she had tendencies towards infuriating in her questioning of things. Mind you considering events she has the right to question I guess, it just doesn't help her is what I suppose I mean. With the exception of Evelyn, the rest of the characters didn't endear themselves to me; finding them cloying, self-absorbed and unhelpful in differing measures. Oh no, I liked Ziggy too, but then that goes without saying really! I shouldn't miss him out though.

By the end Libby finds it hard to escape the web she has carefully constructed, and I did find it, whilst not unsurprising, a little unnecessary. I don't know if the outcome was deliberate or not, but I did feel like it was an injustice too far!

Last Seen Alive is a good read, though like its characters, it isn't perfect.