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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)
Macavity Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
Shamus Awards Best First Novel
Sarah Cook, a 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 sits on death row, though he always maintained his innocence. With his execution only weeks away, his devoted sister, insisting she has spotted Sarah at a local gas station, hires PI Roxane Weary to look again at the case.

Reeling from the recent death of her cop father, Roxane finds herself drawn to the story of Sarah's vanishing act, especially when she thinks she's linked Sarah's disappearance to one of her father's unsolved murder cases involving another teen girl. Despite her self-destructive tendencies, Roxane starts to hope that maybe she can save Brad's life and her own.

With echoes of Sue Grafton, Dennis Lehane and the hit podcast Serial, The Last Place You Look is the gripping debut of both a bold new voice and character.

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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Hardback Editions

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


Paperback Editions

May 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Last Place You Look: A Mystery (Roxane Weary, 1)
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 : USA 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 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


June 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Last Place You Look Lib/E (Roxane Weary Mysteries, 1)
Author(s): Kristen Lepionka
ISBN: 1-5384-3040-1 / 978-1-5384-3040-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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June 2017 : USA 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 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


June 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Last Place You Look
Author(s): Kristen Lepionka
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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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 Book 1)
Author(s): Kristen Lepionka
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon CA