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A serial killer the police believe is dead – until he finds a new victim to stalk: PI Tess Monaghan…
From the author of SUNBURN and LADY IN THE LAKE
‘She is simply a brilliant novelist’ Gillian Flynn

Private Investigator Tess Monaghan knows all about the darker side of human nature, not least from her days as a reporter. But she never expected to be on the receiving end of a court sentence to attend six months’ counselling for Anger Management.

Tess starts the counselling – but then her attention turns to a series of unsolved homicides. They appear to be overlooked cases of domestic violence. But the more Tess investigates, the more she is convinced that there is just one culprit.

The Maryland State Police are sure that the serial killer Tess is now looking for is dead. So he can’t be a threat. Can he? But he is very much alive and has found another victim to stalk: Tess.


Skilfully plotted with an unexpected denouement
Her storytelling improves with each book and THE LAST PLACE is her best yet... A satisfying read
A wonderful piece of engaged and engaging writing: focused, attentive, smart - [a] feast of a book
The story flows easily, the dialogue is realistic and the characters sharply drawn
Lippman is a writing powerhouse
Laura Lippman continues to push the envelope of modern crime-writing
Harlan Coben
Confirms Lippman as one of America's most important literary voices
Every time Laura Lippman comes out with a new book, I get chills because I know I am back in the hands of the master. She is simply a brilliant novelist, an unflinching chronicler of life in America right now
Gillian Flynn
Lippman has enriched literature as a whole
One of the most polished and consistently interesting writers of detective fiction today