Kristen Lepionka – The Last Place You Look : Review
Synopsis – “A beautiful blonde teenager, Sarah Cook 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. As his execution nears, his devoted sister, insisting she has spotted Sarah at a local gas station, hires PI Roxane Weary to look at this cold case.
Reeling from the recent death of her cop father, Roxane is drawn to the story of Sarah’s disappearance, especially when she suspects a link between it and one of her father’s unsolved murder cases. Despite her self-destructive tendencies, Roxane starts to hope that she can save Brad’s life and her own.”
Genre – Thriller / Crime
Quote That Stood Out Most – “underneath it, another layer of rocks and mud couldn’t quiet cover a long, blue bundle”
When I picked this up I was immediately intrigued, I love anything detective and prison like so curiosity got the better of me. We’re introduced to our main character, Roxane, right away and for me she was instantly likeable. Roxane is easy to relate too and follow along, but she also has an interesting side that keeps you questioning.
It was a little bit of a slow read for me at first but once I hit that half way point things started to get good.
Overall, it was a good detective read and had some amazing twists that I couldn’t have guessed, it just took a little while for the story to start getting good.