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  • Publisher : Blackstone Audio, Inc.; Unabridged AUDIO edition (13 June 2017)
  • Language: : English
  • ISBN-10 : 153843041X
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1538430415
  • Dimensions : 13.72 x 2.29 x 13.97 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177 ratings

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''Lepionka reboots the thriller genre with her troubled hero, Roxane Weary, a private eye with little concern for her own safety (or the gender of her shifting sexual partners.) 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, author of True Crime Addict and The Man From Primrose Lane

''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, Mary Higgins Clark Award and Anthony Award-winning author of The Black Hour and Little Pretty Things

''Roxane is a wonderfully complex character...This is a remarkably accomplished debut mystery, with sensitive character development and a heart-stopping denouement. Let's hope there are more Roxane Weary novels on the way.'' --Booklist (starred review)

''Introducing a fascinating protagonist who combats her emotional demons with the aid of sugar, booze, and sex, this suspenseful, original, and confident debut will please fans of the hardboiled PI genre.'' --Library Journal (starred review)

''Lepionka's debut confidently portrays complex characters with multiple, sometimes contradictory, motivations and offers an unusually naturalistic perspective on sexual identity.'' --Kirkus Reviews

''Action-packed...Lepionka has created an appealing, relatable lead.'' --PW

''Utterly superb -- can't remember when I last read such an expertly written and perfectly constructed book that gave me so much pure reading pleasure.'' --Sophie Hannah, author of Closed Casket and The Monogram Murders

''The Last Place You Look is a sharp, timely, and assured debut. Lepionka's got a real knack for character. Her protagonist, private eye Roxane Weary, manages to honor her literary predecessors while still crackling with originality and life.'' --Chris Holm, Anthony Award-Winning author of The Killing Kind and Red Right Hand

''Just when you think the PI novel is dead, Kristen Lepionka brings it roaring back to life. Roxane 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, author of New Yorked and City of Rose, and associate publisher at Mysterious Press

''The Last Place You Look is a beautifully written mystery, one I devoured in a single sitting, late into the night. I'll now follow detective Roxane Weary anywhere: into her hopes and fears, into her past, and -- especially -- into danger. An extraordinary debut novel.'' --Christopher Coake, author of You Came Back

''The P.I. at the heart of The Last Place You Look may be troubled and still green, but Kristen Lepionka's debut mystery is as confident and deft as they come. A moving, arresting novel.'' --Michael Kardos, author of Before He Finds Her

''In her daring debut, Kristen Lepionka blends traditional mystery with heart-stopping thriller elements to create something plenty original. The down-on-her-luck PI Roxane Weary battles her emotional demons to track down a human one, stumbling into plenty of trouble along the way. But she overcomes doubt in all its ugly forms, succeeding where others have failed. Lepionka exceeds expectations, as well, in this ambitious novel. 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, author of The Granite Moth and The Red Chameleon

About the Author

Kristen Lepionka grew up mostly in her local public library, where she could be found with a big stack of adult mysteries before she was out of middle school. In the name of writing research, she has gone on multiple police ride-alongs, taken a lock-picking class, trespassed through an abandoned granary, and hiked inside an Icelandic volcano. Her writing has been selected for McSweeney's ''Internet Tendency,'' Grift, and Black Elephant. She is also the editor of Betty Fedora, a semiannual journal that publishes feminist crime fiction.

Audiobook Narrator Bio: Allyson Ryan is a voice actress who can be heard in commercials, promos, animation, and audiobooks. She received an AudioFile Earphones Award for her narration of Kaya McLaren's On the Divinity of Second Chances. She also has extensive experience on stage and television and has appeared as ''Mom'' in several television commercials. Advertising Age nominated her for a Bobby Award in the best actress category for her work as the Duracell mom.

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4.0 out of 5 stars A cracking and highly original hard boiled debut thriller featuring PI Roxane Weary! Fast paced with plenty of surprises!
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