From Allison Leotta, the “highly entertaining storyteller” (George Pelecanos) who writes “in a style that’s as real as it gets” (USA TODAY), a ripped-from-the-headlines novel featuring prosecutor Anna Curtis at the center of a national story involving campus rape and the disappearance of a young woman.
Emma, a freshman at a Michigan university, has gone missing. She was last seen leaving a bar near the prestigious and secretive fraternity known on campus as “the rape factory.” The main suspect is Dylan Brooks, the son of one of the most powerful politicians in the state. But so far the only clues are pieced together surveillance footage of Emma leaving the bar that night…and Dylan running down the street after her.
When Anna discovers the video diary Emma kept over her first few months at college, it exposes the history she had with Dylan: she had accused him of rape before disappearing.
Emma’s disappearance gets media attention and support from Title IX activists across the country, but Anna’s investigation hits a wall. Now Anna is looking for something, anything she can use to find Emma alive. But without a body or any physical evidence, she’s under threat from people who tell her to think hard before she ruins the name of an “innocent young man.”
Inspired by real-life stories, The Last Good Girl shines a light on campus rape and the powerful emotional dynamics that affect the families of the men and women on both sides.
Rating: 5 stars
The Last Good Girl by Allison Leotta is a thrilling new novel that will be dragging its readers deep into its pages. Knowing how campuses are not as secure as parents and college students like to think, it was a real experience reading a fictional piece about a dangerous situation that occurred on a campus site. This novel brings chills down readers’ spines as they progress further into this dark, haunting, and highly intense plot. A highly profiled young man with many connections is on the hot seat and one woman is doing all she can to prove that he’s indeed guilty of a horrendous crime. But she can’t go any further until she has the proof she needs to accuse him officially.
Allison Leotta has brilliantly brought together the horrors of college life and the wrongs that can forever change one’s life. A freshman accuses one young man of rape and then she disappears. However, there’s evidence of her leaving a bar and him following her out of the bar. But what happens next after that is for readers to find out on their own. This well-written tale will have readers on the edge of their seats as the suspense and heat from politicians rain down upon the female investigator. The Last Good Girl has everything to lure readers to its story. A prosecutor hot on one man’s trail, secrets, and trial that will entice readers. Absolutely a must read for all. Allison Leotta is one of the best storytellers around…