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The Last Place You Look

(2017)
(The first book in the Roxane Weary series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Anthony Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
Nobody knows what happened to Sarah Cook. The beautiful blonde teenager disappeared 15 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.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"The Last Place You Look is a beautifully written mystery, one I devoured in a single sitting, late into the night." - Christopher Coake

"Just when you think the PI novel is dead, Kristen Lepionka brings it roaring back to life. Roxie Weary is a richly-drawn protagonist who proves that 'hardboiled' and 'feminine' aren't mutually exclusive. This book is so good it makes me jealous." - Rob Hart

"In The Last Place You Look, a talented new voice in crime fiction gives us the seedier side of a Midwestern community and a character worth following anywhere she trespasses. A wonderful debut." - Lori Rader-Day

"The Last Place You Look riffs off Raymond Chandler and Mickey Spillane but finds a way to make detective fiction relevant again, in 2017. I have never read a more confident debut." - James Renner

"With its memorable characters and surprising twists, The Last Place You Look will stay with readers long after they turn the last page." - Erica Wright


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Used availability for Kristen Lepionka's The Last Place You Look

Hardback Editions

June 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Last Place You Look: A Mystery (Roxane Weary)
Author(s): Kristen Lepionka
ISBN: 1-250-12051-9 / 978-1-250-12051-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Paperback Editions

May 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Last Place You Look: A Mystery (Roxane Weary)
Author(s): Kristen Lepionka
ISBN: 1-250-18130-5 / 978-1-250-18130-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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July 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Last Place You Look
Author(s): Kristen Lepionka
ISBN: 0-571-33475-X / 978-0-571-33475-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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July 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Last Place You Look
Author(s): Kristen Lepionka
ISBN: 0-571-33930-1 / 978-0-571-33930-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

June 2017 : Audio CD
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Title: The Last Place You Look
Author(s): Kristen Lepionka
ISBN: 1-5384-3041-X / 978-1-5384-3041-5
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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June 2017 : Audio CD
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Title: The Last Place You Look: Library Edition
Author(s): Kristen Lepionka
ISBN: 1-5384-3040-1 / 978-1-5384-3040-8
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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June 2017 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Last Place You Look
Author(s): Kristen Lepionka
ISBN: 1-5384-3042-8 / 978-1-5384-3042-2
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Last Place You Look
Author(s): Kristen Lepionka
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   


June 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Last Place You Look
Author(s): Kristen Lepionka
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

June 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Last Place You Look
Author(s): Kristen Lepionka
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


June 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Last Place You Look: A Mystery (Roxane Weary)
Author(s): Kristen Lepionka
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon CA