I just finished listening to the audio book The Last Place You Look: A Mystery by Kristen Lepionka. I was trolling my on line library looking for books that might interest me that might prevent me from burning an Audible credit. This one looked good on the cover but you know what they say….”Don’t judge a book by it’s cover”.
The book was good…but, I don’t think it’s fair if I don’t add this note: The book’s main character is bi-sexual. There are sex scenes with her with either a man or a woman. They aren’t overly descriptive but they are there. The character also seems to run into a quite a few people who are lesbian. I told Kelli this and she told me that she was surprised I finished the book. To be honest, normally I wouldn’t. I am not someone who has anything against anyone’s sexuality…it’s just that I am not a lesbian. When I read a book, I often imagine myself as the main character and this made it impossible for me to imagine….
Being I did finish it, I think that means I liked the book….the plot was good.
Here’s what Amazon had to say:“The Last Place You Look is a head-on collision between an allegedly closed case and a tenacious, troubled private investigator who doesn’t know when to quit.
Nobody knows what happened to Sarah Cook. The 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 is now on death row. Though he’s maintained his innocence all along, the clock is running out. His execution is only weeks away when his devoted sister insists she spied Sarah at an area gas station. Willing to try anything, she hires PI Roxane Weary to look at the case and see if she can locate Sarah.
Brad might be in a bad way, but private investigator Roxane Weary isn’t doing so hot herself. Still reeling from the recent death of her cop father in the line of duty, her main way of dealing with her grief has been working as little and drinking as much as possible. But Roxane finds herself drawn in to the story of Sarah’s vanishing act, especially when she links the disappearance to one of her father’s unsolved murder cases involving another teen girl.
The stakes get higher as Roxane discovers that the two girls may not be the only beautiful blonde teenagers who’ve turned up missing or dead. As her investigation gets darker and darker, Roxane will have to risk everything to find the truth. Lives depend on her cracking this case―hers included.”
Amazon readers gave the book 4.7 stars. I did notice that only 66 reviews are there….I’d like to see at least 200 reviews before I am jumping on a bandwagon to believe the book is that good. I’ll give the book 4-4 stars. I have trouble giving a thriller a lot more stars than that. I like to save my high star ratings for books that make me think. I did notice that the book was book one of a series. For you series lovers, you might want to give it a try.