The Last Child, Paperback Book
4 out of 5 (3 ratings)


Thirteen-year-old Johnny Merrimon has to face things no boy his age should face.

In the year since his twin sister's abduction his world has fallen apart: his father has disappeared and his fragile mother is spiralling into ever deeper despair. Johnny keeps strong. Armed with a map, a bike and a flashlight, he stalks the bad men of Raven County. The police might have given up on Alyssa; he never will.

Someone, somewhere, knows something they're not telling. Only one person looks out for Johnny. Detective Clyde Hunt shares his obsession with the case.

But when Johnny witnesses a hit-and-run and insists the victim was killed because he'd found Alyssa, even Hunt thinks he's lost it. And then another young girl goes missing ...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Thriller / suspense
  • ISBN: 9780719522215

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An excellent thriller, full of sub plots, twists and turns. Well written and kept me hooked to the end

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A dark, harsh thriller softened by the affection expressed by some of the characters. At heart a study of obsession as a child and a cop search for a missing child when the case is abandoned by the authorities.

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A really good thriller. plenty of twists and turns, I thought good characterisation and plotting. Backgroung, scenery and descriptions accurate and evocative. Great read and one of the best in its genre, this year

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