The Last Place You Look

The Last Place You Look 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 wron

  • Title: The Last Place You Look
  • Author: Kristen Lepionka Allyson Ryan
  • ISBN: 9781250120519
  • Page: 251
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 sisterSarah 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.

    513 Comment

    • Emily May says:

      This is exactly how I like my mysteries. It's a shame mediocre books like Into the Water will soar the charts this year, when books like this probably won't get the attention they deserve.The Last Place You Look follows private investigator - Roxane Weary - as she attempts to solve a fifteen-year-old case and, possibly, save an innocent man from death row. It doesn't look good; in fact, the guy looks guilty as sin, but Roxane needs the PI money. However, her digging into small town secrets and a [...]

    • karen says:

      i added some pictures from her recent book-signing to the end of this, if you are interested in seeing what she looks like reading a book!my interview with ms. lepionka is live NOW! check it out: lareviewofbooks/article/a(and be sure to click those links so you can see her give a demonstration in lock-picking!)My father always had a drink in his hand. It was part of him, like his broad shoulders or his temper or his antifreeze-blue eyes. It was the catalyst to every good time and every bad time [...]

    • Chelsea Humphrey says:

      “Matt said you find things. For a living.” Isn’t it peculiar how the first line of a book can make or break it for you? As soon as I read those words I knew this novel and I would get along just fine. While I had every intention of just dipping my toes in and slowly making my way through the story, that isn’t exactly what happened. I was immediately gripped by Roxane and her unconventional methods, and when I found out fellow blogger Annie @ The Misstery was also reading this, we decided [...]

    • Deanna says:

      My reviews can also be seen at: deesradreadsandreviews.wordprPrivate investigator Roxane (one N) Weary finds things for a living."Objects. People. Answers. Whatever needs to be found."And she's VERY good at itShe gets a call from a woman, Danielle Stockton who tells Roxane that she needs her help. Roxane asks her what she needs to find."The girl who can get my brother off death row."Danielle's brother, Brad Stockton was convicted of murdering his girlfriend's mother and father 15 years ago. That [...]

    • Paromjit says:

      This is an atmospheric and stunning crime fiction debut set in Columbus, Ohio. PI Roxane Weary has a gift for finding things, but hasn't had a job for a while. Her brother, Matt, sends Danielle Stockton to Roxane. Danielle is the sister of Brad, who is on death row for the murder of Garrett and Elaine Cook, and is suspected of the murder of Sarah Cook, his girlfriend. However, Brad will not have a bad word said about Sarah, even if it could save his life. Danielle is convinced she has seen Sarah [...]

    • Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin says:

      This is one of those books where you want the answers now! I did have an idea of some things that were going on when some other certain things started to happen. Don't you just love my meanderings =) Roxane is a PI and she's hired by Danielle who is the sister of a man on death row, Brad Stockton. Supposedly, 15 years-ago he killed his girlfriends parents and the said girlfriend, Sarah Cook, disappeared. No one knows what happened to her. But there was some evidence against Brad that sealed his [...]

    • Arah-Lynda says:

      Wow,  I needed that.  This one has me rethinking  ratings I have given to other recent Thriller type reads.  I mean whoa,  it blew them to hell out of the water.Meet Roxane Weary, private investigator still struggling with the death of her cop father, struggles that she  drowns in whiskey and then  accepts a case that involves finding evidence of innocence of her client’s brother, Brad Stockton, currently cooling his heels on death row but the date of execution has been set and time is [...]

    • Dan Schwent says:

      When Roxane Weary takes on a case to find a woman that's supposedly been dead for fifteen years to clear her incarcerated boyfriend's name before he's executed, she's in way over her head. Can Roxane put her alcohol problem and her pain over her father's death aside long enough to crack the case?Every time I try to quit accepting ARCs, something like this falls into my lap. Thanks again, karen!I've been out of the detective fiction game for the past few months for the most part. Once you read a [...]

    • Carol says:

      4+ me up for this new series!To start things off, I was feeling that touch of mystery-noir in the air, but nope (for me) mystery-crime-thriller is what we have here, and a protagonist with a complex and tumultuous life style. put it mildly.Roxane Weary is a licensed P.I. She likes her whiskey neat (and plentiful) and her sexual preferences diversified.She finds things for a living and happens to be in desperate need of a job so has taken on a difficult assignment to locate one long-ti [...]

    • Meredith says:

      The Last Place You Look is book one in a dark and gritty mystery series driven by an extremely flawed, yet likable heroine. Roxane Weary is dealing (or more like not dealing) with the aftermath her revered Police Officer father’s death. Roxane, a struggling PI, is barely holding it together, existing mostly in drunken states. She has pushed those who are closest to her away and is hanging on by thread. When she takes on a case that seems hopeless, she doesn’t realize how it will change her l [...]

    • Kendall says:

      So, I can officially say I have a new series to enjoy! Yay and cheers to you Kristen Lepionka! Roxane Weary reminds me of the bad ass detective that I loved Iris Ballard. Roxane is a strong, sassy, and sexy detective. Roxane is assigned a conflicting and heart breaking case that is intertwined to her personal life. What I loved is how Roxane was able to grow and move forward with her own heart ache by solving this case.Roxane's father Frank was a cop who recently died and Roxane is full of confl [...]

    • Nancy says:

      Posted at Shelf Inflicted Thanks to karen for bringing this to my attention and making it possible for me to get a copy from NetGalley. Because I forgot my password and took too long to get a new one, I decided to grab it from the library instead. Amazingly, I was the first to get my hands on a brand-new copy. Curses to Trump and others who want to defund our public libraries!Despite the high ratings for this story, I expected a conventional crime novel with a badass PI who could do no wrong. Ro [...]

    • Laura says:

      “You know, maybe you could stand to be a little nicer, actually. You’re a girl. You have to be nice. But not too fucking nice. That’s what you have to do. Be nice but not too fucking nice.”This was a pleasant surprise. One of the strongest mysteries I've read this year.Roxane Weary has all the makings of an excellent PI in a series. She is messed up, complex, real, and has just the right amount of heart. It doesn't hurt that she is great at what she does. Roxane is bisexual, an alcoholic [...]

    • Carolyn says:

      PI Roxane Weary is well known for being able to find lost things and missing people so when Danielle Stockton thinks she sees a missing girl, Sarah Cooke, who has brother Brad has been convicted of killing, she hires Roxane to find Sarah and get Brad off death row. Sarah disappeared 15 years ago, the night her parents were found murdered and Brad, her boyfriend was found guilty of all three murders. Danielle has never accepted that Brad would kill Sarah and her parents and believes if Sarah coul [...]

    • Sophie Hannah says:

      The most enjoyable and well written book I've read for a long time - brilliant! Thoroughly recommended. private eye thriller about a terrible miscarriage of justice, with a protagonist I am v keen to see more of!

    • Liz Barnsley says:

      Top notch Crime fiction right here, really excellent debut, totally engaging main protagonist and a story that is twistier than a pretzel but still entirely authentic and utterly believable. Absolutely bang on writing style that just perfectly tells a beautifully plotted story.I read “The Last Place You Look” in a single afternoon, mostly it has to be said BECAUSE of main protagonist Roxane Weary (what a great name and totally suited to the character portrayed) who just had a wonderful world [...]

    • Charlotte May says:

      "After a while you get better at isolating it and shoving it into a compartment so it doesn't mess with you, after. But it never really gets easier, seeing what people do to each other."This book was insane! I absolutely couldn't put it down! Roxane Weary is a PI in Ohio - reeling from the death of her police officer father. She is hired as a desperate woman's last attempt to save her brother from death row. Brad Stockton has been in prison for the last 15 years - accused of the murder of his gi [...]

    • Louise Wilson says:

      Teenager Sarah Cook disappeared fifteen years ago. The same night her parents were brutally murdered in their home in Ohio. Her boyfriend, Brad, was convicted with the murders and sits on death row. He has always maintained his innocence. His execution is only weeks away and his sister is insisting she spotted Sarah at a local gas station, so she hires a PI Roxane Weary to look into his case. Roxane's father had been a cop and she thinks she has linked Sarah's disappearance to one of her fathers [...]

    • Kristy says:

      Roxane Weary is good at finding things. She always has been. So when she's hired by Brad Stockton's sister, Danielle, to find Brad's teenage girlfriend, Sarah, she doesn't think it will be a difficult case. Danielle is convinced she spotted Sarah at a gas station--despite the fact she disappeared fifteen years ago. Meanwhile, Brad is in jail--set to soon be executed--for the brutal murder of Sarah's parents the night Sarah disappeared; the prosecution also alleged that Brad killed Sarah as well. [...]

    • Kate~Bibliophile Book Club says:

      Regular readers of my blog know that I mainly read crime thrillers. Lately everything has become very samey, so I’ve been on the lookout for a book that would blow me away. The Last Place You Look is definitely one of the best crime books I’ve had the pleasure of reading in the past few months!!!The Last Place You Look focuses on Roxane Weary, a PI, struggling to keep her head above water in the months after her father’s death. When she gets a call to meet Danielle, whose brother is schedu [...]

    • Brooke says:

      Damn, this was a good one! PI Roxane Weary's newest client is the sister of Brad Stockon, a death-row inmate who is the alleged murderer of Sarah Cooks' parents. At the time, Sarah was his girlfriend & Brad was convicted with some pretty convincing evidence. No one has seen Sarah since that brutal night fifteen years ago. But his sister, Danielle, swears that she has seen Sarah. Promising to get to the bottom of the situation, Roxane's actions quickly reveal a twist more sinister than a simp [...]

    • John Martin says:

      This book seemed to hit most of the tropes required of this genre (which is a nice way of saying the storyline and main character found most of the cliches).I found the writing style to be adequate, but there are crime writers on both sides of the Atlantic who soar much higher.A few twists give the main character points of difference but this novel falls way short of groundbreaking.

    • Amanda Rawson Hill says:

      Oh my goodness, be prepared to stay up late to finish this one! Tension, a flawed and intriguing detective of an MC, and a great plot twist! Love, love, love!

    • Annie ~ The Misstery says:

      I read many series but the truth is that I almost never read a book after having finished the previous one. I need to diversify and I like to change styles. But the moment I finished The Last Place You Look, I knew I wanted to read the next one. Immediately. I needed it. Obviously, I couldn’t because this has just been released, but the important detail is that I was about to change my reading routines because of this book!This was a lovely buddy read with Chelsea @ The Suspense Is Thrilling M [...]

    • Lisa says:

      *author provided me an ARC to read/review*What an amazing book. I read it in the span of 4-5 hours simply because I could not put it down. I tried (girl's got to sleep) but I had to pick it up again because I had to know how it ended. I'm usually very good at spotting twists/turns in a plot, but Lepionka fooled me. You won't see that ending coming.Perhaps, though, my favorite thing about this new series is Roxane. Let me spell it out - she is fierce, she struggles with dependency on alcohol, she [...]

    • Laura says:

      Roxane Weary is kickass! Lost, grieving, and drunk a little too often, but kickass just the same.The Last Place You Look by Kristen Lepionka introduces readers to Private Investigator Roxane Weary. An old school detective armed with the leather jacket, whiskey bottle, a keep-digging-no-matter-if-the-whole-thing-is-about-to-cave-in-on-you attitude, and a giant hole in her life after the death of her Dad--police officer Frank Weary. Stir all that in with a cold case with a ticking clock and you’ [...]

    • BillKerwin says:

      For those of you who feel lost since Sue Grafton died, and have yet to find another female P.I. to follow, let me suggest you try Kristen Lepionka’s Roxane Weary. Not because she’s just like Kinsey Milhone, because she isn’t—she’s not an orphan ex-cop, but the daughter of a cop, with two brothers and a mother for family—but because she is a memorable character in her own right, and her first adventure, The Last Place You Look, is (with the exception of The Big Sleep) the best first b [...]

    • Christine says:

      Kristen Lepionka’s debut hits all the right notes, making them sing beautifully. The Last Place You Look is really rather excellent. A bizarre mystery, a tough female protagonist and the setting of small town America. Gorgeous contemporary noir!Roxane Weary is a private investigator. She is hired to look into what happened to Sarah Cook, who went missing aged seventeen. A man is on death row, awaiting execution for the death of Sarah’s parents. This man is Brad Stockton. Brad seems to have g [...]

    • Mare SLiTsReaD Reviews says:

      Honestly this book was perfection!!!!!!If you like murder mystery with a PI who is a hot mess this is your ticket to a worthwhile day or however long it takes you to read.I am a little in love with Roxane. Who is seriously a HOT MESS. Which is exactly what I loved about her. She's like Nick Novak of the new century. Both are fucked up and both are almost so real its scary. The way it was written was amazing. The author did great, and I looked her up. This is a debut? I don't know but truly I can [...]

    • Rachel Hall says:

      Debut US author Kristen Lepionka introduces firebrand private investigator Roxane Weary and puts her own spin on the hard boiled thriller in this impressive novel. Life isn’t treating thirty-four-year-old PI Roxane Weary too well when she meets potential client, Sarah Cook. Having self-medicated on quality whiskey in the nine-months since her father, career cop Frank Weary, was shot in the line of duty she hasn’t actually done much investigating. Pinballing back and forth between casual sex [...]

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