The Last Place You Look by Kristen Lepionka audiobook

The Last Place You Look

By Kristen Lepionka
Read by Allyson Ryan

Blackstone Publishing 9781250120519

The Roxane Weary Mysteries: Book 1

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Kinsey Millhone meets Serial: The Last Place You Look is a head-on collision between an allegedly closed case and a tenacious, troubled private investigator who doesn’t know when to quit. Nobody knows what happened to Sarah Cook. The beautiful blonde teenager disappeared fifteen years ago, the same night her parents were brutally murdered in their suburban Ohio home. Her boyfriend, Brad Stockton—black and from the wrong side of the tracks—was convicted of the murders and is now on death row. Though he’s maintained his innocence all along, the clock is running out. His execution is only weeks away when his devoted sister insists she spied Sarah at an area gas station. Willing to try anything, she hires PI Roxane Weary to look at the case and see if she can locate Sarah. Brad might be in a bad way, but private investigator Roxane Weary isn’t doing so hot herself. Still reeling from the recent death of her cop father in the line of duty, her main way of dealing with her grief has been working as little and drinking as much as possible. But Roxane finds herself drawn in to the story of Sarah’s vanishing act, especially when she links the disappearance to one of her father’s unsolved murder cases involving another teen girl. The stakes get higher as Roxane discovers that the two girls may not be the only blonde teenagers who’ve turned up missing or dead. As her investigation gets darker, Roxane will have to risk everything to find the truth. Lives depend on her cracking this case—hers included.

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Summary

Summary

Finalist for the 2018 Anthony Award for Best First Novel

Chicago Review of Books Pick of Best of the Year So Far

A Booklist Pick of the Best Crime Novels of 2018

Kinsey Millhone meets Serial: The Last Place You Look is a head-on collision between an allegedly closed case and a tenacious, troubled private investigator who doesn’t know when to quit.

Nobody knows what happened to Sarah Cook. The beautiful blonde teenager disappeared fifteen years ago, the same night her parents were brutally murdered in their suburban Ohio home. Her boyfriend, Brad Stockton—black and from the wrong side of the tracks—was convicted of the murders and is now on death row. Though he’s maintained his innocence all along, the clock is running out. His execution is only weeks away when his devoted sister insists she spied Sarah at an area gas station. Willing to try anything, she hires PI Roxane Weary to look at the case and see if she can locate Sarah.

Brad might be in a bad way, but private investigator Roxane Weary isn’t doing so hot herself. Still reeling from the recent death of her cop father in the line of duty, her main way of dealing with her grief has been working as little and drinking as much as possible. But Roxane finds herself drawn in to the story of Sarah’s vanishing act, especially when she links the disappearance to one of her father’s unsolved murder cases involving another teen girl.

The stakes get higher as Roxane discovers that the two girls may not be the only blonde teenagers who’ve turned up missing or dead. As her investigation gets darker, Roxane will have to risk everything to find the truth. Lives depend on her cracking this case—hers included.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Utterly superb—can’t remember when I last read such an expertly written and perfectly constructed book that gave me so much pure reading pleasure.” Sophie Hannah, New York Times bestselling author
"Kristen Lepionka spins a twisting, turning, enticing tale that keeps the reader guessing and turning pages to find out what happens next.” Oklahoman
“A complex heroine is one of the many things that set this riveting debut apart…it’s her complexity that keeps readers intrigued.” RT Book Reviews (4 stars)
“A remarkably accomplished debut mystery, with sensitive character development and a heart-stopping denouement.” Booklist (starred review)
“Introducing a fascinating protagonist…this suspenseful, original, and confident debut will please fans of the hard-boiled PI genre.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Action-packed…Lepionka has created an appealing, relatable lead.” Publishers Weekly
“Confidently portrays complex characters with multiple, sometimes contradictory, motivations and offers an unusually naturalistic perspective on sexual identity.” Kirkus Reviews
“A sharp, timely, and assured debut.” Chris Holm, Anthony Award–winning author
“I’ll now follow detective Roxane Weary anywhere: into her hopes and fears, into her past, and—especially—into danger. An extraordinary debut novel.” Christopher Coake, author of You Came Back

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Author Bio: Kristen Lepionka

Author Bio: Kristen Lepionka

Kristen Lepionka is the author of the Roxane Weary mysteries series. The first book in that series, The Last Place You Look, won a Shamus Award and was a finalist for the Anthony and Macavity awards. She is a co-founder of the feminist podcast Unlikeable Female Characters. The series has drawn praise from Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author, and starred reviews from several publications.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 10.43
Audience: Adult
Language: English