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.
**Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me a copy of The Last Place You Look in exchange for an honest review.**
I don’t read too many detective novels, but The Last Place You Look has defiantly made me a fan! Especially to this series, I loved this book.
Roxane Weary is a PI who is very good at finding things, especially people which is exactly what Danielle Stockton needs. Danielle’s brother Brad Stockton is on death row for a gruesome double murder of his girlfriend’s parents fifteen years prior. The real mystery is the girlfriend Sarah, she vanished the night of the murder’s and it’s believed that Brad also killed her.
Now with a date picked for Brad’s death only a couple months away, Danielle need’s Roxane to find Sarah or anything that will help her Brother. What they both don’t realize is how much more Roxane will find during her searching.
The pace in the beginning of this book was a bit slow and I think the biggest reason why I kept giving it a shot was because of Roxane. I loved her character, she was fascinating. Roxane was troubled and feeling a bit lost after the death of her father, they had one special thing in common, they were both damn good detectives.
Roxane was also bisexual and I found her relationships to be very interesting, she defiantly made for a great main character.
I’m glad I stuck with it though because once you start getting deeper into the story, the more the pace picks up and then you are hooked! Well at least I was, I couldn’t wait to find out what happened. I felt so curious throughout this whole story, every characters background is interesting and you feel a little suspicious of everyone.
Soon, Roxane is finding connections with Brad’s case and old cases her father left unsolved. That’s when things really start getting good. I love how all of the characters and all of the cases were intertwined. It makes you go back and forth between who you think did it and what you think actually happened.
I’ll tell you what though, when things start clicking and the truth comes out I was floored! I didn’t expect it, any of the truth actually. The author put a damn good twist in this one!
I really liked this book and I’m excited for more from this series, it’s defiantly one I will be following along with! If you love a good crime fiction novel with an interesting detective then I would get to reading! The Last Place You Look has all that and more.