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The Resource The last place you look, Kristen Lepionka

The last place you look, Kristen Lepionka

Label
The last place you look
Title
The last place you look
Statement of responsibility
Kristen Lepionka
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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Summary
Nine months after her cop father died on duty, PI Roxane Weary is still a mess. Even so, she agrees to help the desperate sister of a man on death row. The woman thinks she's seen her black brother's white girlfriend, who could clear his name... but if it's really her, where's she been for the last 15 years, gone since the day her parents were murdered? Roxane finds solace in whiskey and sex, but also finds purpose in her search, even as she gets harassed by cops and links the missing girl to one of her late father's cases. This accomplished debut set in Columbus, Ohio has a hardboiled feel, great dialogue, complex characters, and a tough female detective. -- Description by Dawn Towery
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Character
Award
Shamus Award for Best First P.I. Novel, 2018.
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10560421
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DLC
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Lepionka, Kristen
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3612.E62
LC item number
L37 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Roxane Weary mystery
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women private investigators
  • Missing persons
Target audience
adult
Label
The last place you look, Kristen Lepionka
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9781250120519
Lccn
2017005604
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 957139515
  • (OCoLC)957139515
Label
The last place you look, Kristen Lepionka
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9781250120519
Lccn
2017005604
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 957139515
  • (OCoLC)957139515

Library Locations

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      7770 Croaker Road, Williamsburg, VA, 23188, US
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      515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA, 23185, US
      37.377573 -76.770995
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