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The Last Good Day of the Year By Jessica Warman

The Last Good Day of the Year

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A power thriller from acclaimed author Jessica Warman explores how sometimes unspeakable things are hidden in memories . . .
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The Last Good Day of the Year by Jessica Warman

In the early hours of New Year's Day, seven-year-old Samantha and her next door neighbor, Remy, watched as a man broke into Sam's home and lifted her younger sister, Turtle, from her sleeping bag, taking her away forever. Remy and Sam, too afraid to intervene at the time, later identified the man as Sam's sister Gretchen's much older ex-boyfriend, Steven, who is sent to prison for Turtle's murder. Ten years later, Sam's shattered family returns to her childhood home in an effort to heal. As long-buried memories begin to surface, Sam wonders if she and Remy accurately registered everything they saw. The more they re-examine the events of that fateful night, the more questions they discover about what really happened to Turtle.

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The Last Good Day of the Year Reviews

[E]ngrossing: a deeper exploration into the long-term ramifications a child abduction wreaks upon a family. Asuspenseful and haunting look at the uncertainty of memory. * Booklist *
There's mystery upon mystery here, but they're all imbued with tenderness and tragedy, and the final, supernaturally touched puzzle is genuinely surprising and original. -- starred review * BCCB on BEAUTIFUL LIES *
The novel's tension and persuasive sense of dread should captivate readers. * Publishers Weekly on BEAUTIFUL LIES *
An excellent recreational read for young adults looking for genuine shock and surprise. * VOYA on BEAUTIFUL LIES *
The twins' culturally barren, dreary yet violent world--a realm of broken dreams--resonates . . . in this haunting, moody, character-driven thriller. * Kirkus Reviews on BEAUTIFUL LIES *
It's been a while since The Lovely Bones was in every high school backpack; this is a strong contender to take its place. -- starred review * BCCB on BETWEEN *
A perfect read for teens who like complex characters. -- starred review * Booklist on BETWEEN *
Dramatic and unpredictable . . . A page-turner to the bittersweet ending. -- starred review * Kirkus Reviews on WHERE THE TRUTH LIES *
Achingly realistic . . . with rare, refreshing honesty and flashes of wry humor. -- starred review * Booklist on BREATHLESS *
Characterization is vivid and exquisite . . . tender and intimate. -- starred review * BCCB on BREATHLESS *

About Jessica Warman

Jessica Warman is the author of Breathless, Where the Truth Lies, Between, and Beautiful Lies, which have received seven starred reviews among them. Between was published in a total of twelve countries around the world. Jessica has an MA in creative writing and recently moved to Houston, Texas. @jkwarman

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The Last Good Day of the Year by Jessica Warman
Jessica Warman
Used - Like New
Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.