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The Last Child

(2009)
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Awards
Anthony Awards Best Novel (nominee)
Barry Awards Best Novel
Edgar Awards Best Novel
Fresh off the success of his Edgar® Award-winning, New York Times bestseller Down River, John Hart returns with his most powerful and intricately-plotted novel yet.

Thirteen year-old Johnny Merrimon had the perfect life: happy parents and a twin sister that meant the world to him. But Alyssa went missing a year ago, stolen off the side of a lonely street with only one witness to the crime. His family shattered, his sister presumed dead, Johnny risks everything to explore the dark side of his hometown in a last, desperate search. What he finds is a city with an underbelly far blacker than anyone could've imagined - and somewhere in the depths of it all, with the help of his only friend and a giant of a man with his own strange past, Johnny, at last, finds the terrible truth.

Detective Clyde Hunt has devoted an entire year to Alyssa's case, and it shows: haunted and sleepless, he's lost his wife and put his shield at risk. But he can't put the case behind him - he won't - and when another girl goes missing, the failures of the past year harden into iron determination. Refusing to lose another child, Hunt knows he has to break the rules to make the case; and maybe, just maybe, the missing girl will lead him to Alyssa...

The Last Child is a tale of boundaries: county borders and circles on a map, the hard edge between good and evil, life and death, hopelessness and faith. Perfectly blending character and plot, emotion and action, John Hart again transcends the barrier between thrillers and literature to craft a story as heartrending as it is redemptive.

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Hardback Editions

May 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Last Child (Wheeler Hardcover)
Author(s): John Hart
ISBN: 1-59722-985-7 / 978-1-59722-985-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
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May 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Last Child
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ISBN: 1-84854-021-3 / 978-1-84854-021-7 (UK edition)
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May 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Last Child
Author(s): John Hart
ISBN: 1-84854-314-X / 978-1-84854-314-0 (UK edition)
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May 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Last Child
Author(s): John Hart
ISBN: 0-312-35932-2 / 978-0-312-35932-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Paperback Editions

January 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Last Child: A Novel
Author(s): John Hart
ISBN: 1-250-13499-4 / 978-1-250-13499-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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March 2016 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Last Child: A Novel
Author(s): John Hart
ISBN: 0-312-38033-X / 978-0-312-38033-5 (USA edition)
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May 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Last Child
Author(s): John Hart
ISBN: 1-250-02441-2 / 978-1-250-02441-1 (USA edition)
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March 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Last Child: A Novel
Author(s): John Hart
ISBN: 0-312-64236-9 / 978-0-312-64236-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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March 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Last Child
Author(s): John Hart
ISBN: 0-7195-2221-8 / 978-0-7195-2221-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
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March 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Last Child
Author(s): John Hart
ISBN: 1-84854-101-5 / 978-1-84854-101-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
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May 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Last Child
Author(s): John Hart
ISBN: 1-84854-022-1 / 978-1-84854-022-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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Audio Editions

September 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Last Child: A Novel
Author(s): John Hart
ISBN: 1-4272-8898-4 / 978-1-4272-8898-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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September 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Last Child: A Novel
Author(s): John Hart
ISBN: 1-4272-8798-8 / 978-1-4272-8798-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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March 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Last Child
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Publisher: John Murray
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March 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Last Child
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May 2010 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: The Last Child
Author(s): John Hart
ISBN: 1-84648-852-4 / 978-1-84648-852-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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May 2010 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Last Child
Author(s): John Hart
ISBN: 1-84648-876-1 / 978-1-84648-876-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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May 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Last Child
Author(s): John Hart
ISBN: 1-4272-0666-X / 978-1-4272-0666-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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May 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Last Child
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May 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Last Child
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Kindle Editions

May 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Last Child: A Novel
Author(s): John Hart
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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May 2009 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Last Child
Author(s): John Hart
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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