The Last Child

The Last Child

Book - 2009
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After his twin sister Alyssa disappears, thirteen year-old Johnny Merrimon is determined to find her. When a second girl disappears from his rural North Carolina town, Johnny makes a discovery that sends shock waves through the community in this multi-layered tale of broken families and deadly secrets.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2009.
ISBN: 9780312380335
9780312359324
0312359322
Characteristics: 373 p. ;,25 cm.

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mjk236sb
Sep 16, 2017

This is a very good book - second of his that I have read and I plan to read the rest. This was a well developed mystery that unraveled until the very last page. Twists that you would never of thought of - with interesting characters that you have never met in other books. This is truly one of those books that will get you so deeply involved with that you WILL NOT PUT it down until you reach the last page.

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Mothercat
Mar 03, 2014

Really enjoyed this book, first time I've read this author, so I'll be looking out for more. Some nice twists and turns as the story progressed, good read.

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Bradbury
Aug 06, 2013

First time reading this author and hopefully not the last time. Found it to be quite riveting. Five stars from me.

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KatrinaP
Mar 18, 2012

I can't even remember how I found out about this book. Certainly not my usual fare and I opened it up with pretty low expectations. Wow, I will be reading more by John Hart. The reader runs the gamut of emotions and the plot is twisty, turny and keeps you turning the page. Doesn't happen often that I'm unable to guess the ending of a book, but certainly happened here.

fernwood Jan 22, 2011

Good mystery. Very different ending. My husband didn't like it but I loved the ending. It is gritty. There is violence which I am not a big fan of. I like the redemption element and spirituality of the ending. It is a quirky ending.

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louisepm
Jan 04, 2011

First book I've read by this author, will certainly be looking for more.

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LosAltosReads
Jun 25, 2010

Stunning plot twists, feints, and a shocking conclusion. This one has it all. Talk about a page turner!

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lpreston214
Sep 18, 2009

Hart's latest continues his run of excellent thrillers. All three have definitely been a cut above many others in the genre.

Well deserved 2010 Edgar Award winner.

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fernwood thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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