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Entertainment Weekly Logo By Seija Rankin of Entertainment Weekly | Slide 2 of 21: Currently in the works as an Apple TV+ adaptation starring Julia Roberts, this page-turner opens as the protagonist's husband disappears — on the same day it's announced that his company is being investigated by the federal government. He leaves her only a clandestine note about his daughter ("Save Bailey"), kicking off a wild ride that sees the mother-stepdaughter pair traveling across the country to uncover what really happened. (May 4)

The Last Thing He Told Me, by Laura Dave

Currently in the works as an Apple TV+ adaptation starring Julia Roberts, this page-turner opens as the protagonist's husband disappears — on the same day it's announced that his company is being investigated by the federal government. He leaves her only a clandestine note about his daughter ("Save Bailey"), kicking off a wild ride that sees the mother-stepdaughter pair traveling across the country to uncover what really happened. (May 4)

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