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. As the details of the crime rip across the Internet, his sixteen-year-old girlfriend, Emily Portis, is nearly consumed by a public hungry for every lurid detail, accurate or not.
Rosecrans Baldwin's The Last Kid Left is a bold, searching novel about how our relationships operate in a hyper-connected world, about a tragedy turned mercilessly into entertainment. And it’s the suspenseful unwinding of a crime that’s more complex than it initially seems. But mostly it’s the story of two teenagers, dismantled by circumstances and rotten luck, who are desperate to believe that love is enough to save them.
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