Last Seen Leaving (Paperback)

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As she did in her darkly thrilling debut, Josie and Jack, Kelly Braffet again explores the often ambiguous nature of love and danger in a riveting novel of suspense. When twenty-something drifter Miranda Cassidy wrecks her car one night on the way home from a bar, she seizes the accident as an opportunity to reinvent her life. Hitching a ride with a mysterious stranger, she finds quick work and a fresh start hundreds of miles away in an oceanside vacation town. She doesn’t look back, figuring no one is going to miss her. But when her mother finds no forwarding address, she senses something terrible has happened. The memory of the tragic disappearance of Miranda’s father years before and the force of long-buried emotions drive her on a frantic quest to find her daughter, no matter what the cost.

About the Author

Kelly Braffet is the author of the novels Save Yourself, Josie and Jack and Last Seen Leaving, and The Unwilling. Her writing has been published in the New York Times and, as well as The Fairy Tale Review, Post Road, and several anthologies. She attended Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University and currently lives in upstate New York.

Praise For…

“Deft . . . Braffet has a gift for creating an atmosphere of suspicion—and suspense.”—Francine Prose People Magazine

“Brainy, quirky, and bold, this is anything but your grandma’s cozy mystery novel.” Elle

"Dno't read [it] before bed, or else you'll never fall asleep." -- Jane Magazine

“[A] compelling tale of mother-daughter estrangement." Esquire
Product Details
ISBN: 9780618919765
ISBN-10: 0618919767
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: November 9th, 2007
Pages: 272
Language: English