"A bullet train of a novel . . . a modern American gothic . . . Smart, shocking, insightful."
“A dark and brooding narrative . . . [A] finely wrought thriller."
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When nineteen-year-old Nick Toussaint, Jr., smashes his car into a sculpture of a giant cowgirl, two bodies are found in the trunk. Details of the murders explode into a very public scandal, ensnaring Nick's 16-year-old girlfriend Emily Portis, and unearthing a generations-old conflict that threatens to tear them apart.
The Last Kid Left is a bold, searching novel about how our relationships operate in a hyper-connected world, an expertly-portrayed account of tragedy turned mercilessly into entertainment. But mostly it’s the story of two teenagers desperate to believe that love is enough to save them.