THE LAST KID LEFT
When a scandalous small-town crime goes viral, a teenage girl takes center stage in the story of a 21st century Puritan witch-hunt.
The Last Kid Left begins when a car smashes into a sculpture of a giant cowgirl. The police find two bodies in the trunk. Nineteen-year-old Nick Toussaint Jr. is arrested for murder, and after details of the crime rip across the internet, his 16-year-old girlfriend, Emily Portis―a sheltered teen who’s been off the grid until now, her first romance coinciding with her first cellphone―is nearly consumed by a public hungry for every lurid detail, accurate or not.
Forthcoming June 2017 (MCD / Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Photo: Reiner Girsch