The Last Place : Tess Monaghan

  • by Laura Lippman
  • Narrated by Barbara Rosenblat
  • Series: Tess Monaghan
  • 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Laura Lippman has claimed all the major prizes in mystery writing and is a New York Times best-selling author. In this seventh novel from Lippman's acclaimed series, Baltimore investigator Tess Monaghan has her hands full with five murder cases that have gone cold. Each has a domestic violence angle, and the cases also share a disturbing connection - one that points to Tess herself.


What the Critics Say

"Favors for friends don't always turn out as expected, Tess Monagham learns in this harrowing encounter with obsession involving her own past. At the urging of best friend Whitney Talbot, Tess agrees to research how police inexperienced with murder cases handle domestic-violence-related investigations. Delving into the specifics of the five deaths she's been assigned, Tess begins to sense that a simple review of the facts won't suffice and that these aren't isolated incidents. [Lippman] contrasts the methods of the privileged with the ways ordinary folk must cope and how disastrous the results can be when the monstrous invades their lives." (Booklist)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Very enjoyable

My only problem with this book is that, unlike the others, you need to have read/heard the first one for it to make sence. That said, I think the narrator is top-notch and the book is suspensful, full of vivid characters and it takes Tess away from Baltimore which is different and interesting.
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Maybe on the re-listen

If you could sum up The Last Place in three words, what would they be?


If you’ve listened to books by Laura Lippman before, how does this one compare?

The pace was odd. Sometimes it would drag. Maybe if it was a shorter story!!! Odd fill in dialogue. Maybe it's me but!!! When I listen to it again it might click better.

Any additional comments?

The story sometimes dragged along. A little disconnected. Little disappointed.

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- M. Giorgi

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-15-2009
  • Publisher: Recorded Books