Stephen White’s most recent bestseller, The Siege, featured his series character Sam Purdy in a relentlessly paced stand-alone thriller that critics hailed as “brilliantly conceived and executed” (Publishers Weekly) and “the best and most interesting terrorism thriller I’ve seen.” (The Washington Post) Now, in The Last Lie, White returns to his Alan Gregory series roots with the popular characters and Boulder setting that first launched him onto the bestseller lists and attracted legions of fiercely loyal fans.
Shortly after Alan and Lauren welcome their affluent new neighbors – a legal legend in women’s rights law and his beautiful wife – the couple hosts a dinner party that ends in quiet disaster. One of their guests, a young widow, elects to spend the night after indulging in too much wine, only to wake the next morning with no memory beyond getting ready for bed. Was she drugged? Raped? Lauren, a deputy district attorney, and detective Sam Purdy are both privy to facts they can’t share with Alan, but Alan soon discovers that he has a most unusual perspective into what truly happened after the dinner party. Before Alan can discover all the pieces to the puzzle, an important witness to the events is murdered. Alan fears that other witnesses - people he loves - will be next. Smart, topical, and deftly plotted, The Last Lie delivers the pulse-pounding return of one of contemporary fiction’s most enduring heroes.
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One of the better in this series
Yes, I thought this book was well written and the characters fleshed out. I also like that the antagonist in this is someone so well liked and respected in the community.
I have listened to many of Dick Hill's other performances and look for books that he narrates. He was up to his impeccable standard with this one as with all his others.
I don't know if it "moved me" but I did particularly like the scene when Alan reviews the pictures in sequence with Lauren. It makes you wonder how their son will fare in the next book after all he had seen.
I thought this was a good listen, better then some of the previous books Stephen White has written. I will definitely finish the series, I'm only sorry he decided to end it.