Friday, May 6, 2016

Review: The Last Good Girl by Allison Leotta

The Last Good Girl
by Allison Leotta

Publisher: Touchstone
Pages: 304
Format: ARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Emma, a freshman at a Michigan university, has gone missing. She was last seen leaving a bar near Sigma Pi, the prestigious and secretive fraternity known on campus as “the rape factory.” The main suspect is Dylan Brooks, the son of one of the most powerful politicians in the state. But so far the only clues are pieced-together surveillance footage of Emma leaving the bar that night…and Dylan running down the street after her.

Anna Curtis is on the case when she discovers the video diary Emma kept over her first few months at college, exposing the history she had with Dylan—and accusing him of rape before she disappeared.

Emma’s disappearance gets media attention and support from Title IX activists across the country, but Anna’s investigation hits a wall. Now Anna is looking for something, anything she can use to find Emma alive. But without a body or any physical evidence, she’s under threat from people who tell her to think hard before she ruins the name of an “innocent young man.” Inspired by real-life stories, The Last Good Girl shines a light on campus rape and the powerful emotional dynamics that affect the families of the men and women on both sides.

Kritters Thoughts:  Anna Curtis strikes again!  She is still in Michigan when her DC team comes to her as they investigate the disappearance of a college student who has kept a record of abuse from a senior fraternity boy who has a well known dad who can pull some strings.  Emma is just not any college student, she is the daughter of the president of the university, so one would think that the university and her father would back her when she brings charges against this boy, but instead her father is more concerned with the image of his university.

I loved this installment although I am ready for them to return to DC!  I love that this case felt current and relevant and there was honestly a CNN news story about a female getting kicked out of university as she was bringing charges of rape against a fellow student.  This was so such an interesting book because the case was so interesting.  

Of course Anna's personal life continues in this book and she must make a decision, two men and two cities and I will be really intrigued as to how the next book moves from where she ends this one.

The last installment for now in the Anna Curtis series, but this one felt like it left on a cliffhanger, so I could see another coming soon, does anyone know?  I hope there is another, I love this series and I love its mix of mystery/thriller, focus on a case but still character development and it made for a fluid series.

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Touchstone.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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