The Last Child

Part mystery and part thriller, John Hart’s absorbing novel, The Last Child, is well worth reading. Actually, more than a mystery or a thriller, it’s a portrait of an extraordinary 13-year-old boy, a mother, and a police detective, all caught up in forces beyond their control. It’s about obsession and relationships and friendship, all wrapped in rural North Carolina. I’m not sure that I want to say anything more about it, other than to recommend it if you want something that transcends the usual conventions of the mystery genre.

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