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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Just Finished Reading: Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig

Last Seen Leaving 
by Caleb Roehrig

To be published on October 4, 2016
by Feiwel and Friends

Source: ARC for review from publisher

Synopsis from Goodreads: Flynn's girlfriend has disappeared. How can he uncover her secrets without revealing his own? Flynn's girlfriend, January, is missing. The cops are asking questions he can't answer, and her friends are telling stories that don't add up. All eyes are on Flynn—as January's boyfriend, he must know something. But Flynn has a secret of his own. And as he struggles to uncover the truth about January's disappearance, he must also face the truth about himself.

My take:  Flynn is dumbfounded when the police show up at his house one day. The cops tell him that his girlfriend, January, has been missing for nearly a week. (Flynn and January don't see each other as often as they used to since January's mom married a rich, up-and-coming politician and moved her to a fancy private school.)

Flynn doesn't want to tell the police the whole truth: the last time he saw January, they fought and broke up. He doesn't want to tell them what he and January fought about. But Flynn does want to know what happened to January, so he turns amateur detective. He talks to January's annoying co-worker, Kaz. He talks to the sort-of friends she complained about at her new school. He pokes around and asks questions until he discovers some surprising things about January -- but also about himself.

Loved Flynn's guy POV and his friendship with Micah. Loved the flashbacks where we got a better idea of Flynn and January's relationship. Loved Flynn's parents. Loved Flynn's personal journey. The solution to the mystery wasn't the most surprising, but it worked for me.

Last Seen Leaving is my favorite kind of mystery - the kind that develops on multiple levels. There's the literal mystery of what happened to January, and then there's a more existential mystery. How well do we know others? How well do we know ourselves and what we're capable of?

Definitely recommend this one for mystery fans!

16 comments:

  1. This is not my kind of read at all but you have me intrigued!

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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    1. I really liked it! I think you should try it.

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  2. So glad to see you liked this one. I have it coming up soon and am excited for it! Great review!!

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  3. This is a completely new book to me, but I love the spooky vibe the cover is giving off. I am always in the mood for a good suspense msytery this time of year.

    Thanks for putting this one on my radar jen :)

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

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    1. Garet - hope you give it a try. I also really like the cover :)

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  4. I was excited for it just for the mystery and now I'm even more excited to hear it delves deeper!

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  5. This one looks so good. Glad to hear you review of it!!! Now just to sit down and read it!

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    1. Yep - I've been sick - only bright side to that is more time to slow down and read....

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  6. I can't wait to read this!!! So excited!!! Love the cover and I love YA Mysteries!!

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  7. aahhh, it sounds intriguing and especially since you recommend this to mystery fans, I'm really interested to try it!!

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  8. Oh, I've read some good mysteries this year and this one sounds perfect for me. So glad you enjoyed it. I can't wait to read it!

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