Suspense, Mystery, and Drama: Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig (Review)

Ahhhh I love fall because all the thrillers, mystery, and horror books come out like spirits on Halloween, and Last Seen Leaving is the one you're going to want to pick up this year!

First off, let's talk about the cover and how it's absolutely telling of the story inside. It's completely creep-tastic and I get the heebie-jeebies just looking at it. The way the trees snake up, to the hazy twilight background, and even the lettering on the author's name all spell PAGE TURNER for me.

And page turner it is, indeed. I finished this book in a less than 24 hour period because every time I picked it up, I was completely engrossed. January has gone missing and the number of (unofficial) suspects climbs with every chapter. Is it Flynn, the boyfriend who is not a fan of her new friends and has his own skeletons? Or perhaps it's her stepfather, the political powerhouse who shudders at January's less-than-perfect exterior? Oh, and then there's her ultra creep of a stepbrother who clearly despises her. They each seemingly have motive and still the police aren't quite sure what happened to January.

Over the course of its 330 pages, Last Seen Leaving unravels a mystery that is so tightly woven you're kept gasping till the last chapter. You think you know what's going on and then you're thrown for a loop. I thought I had it figured out but not once was my suspicion correct.

For those who prefer mystery and suspense over horror and gore, this is your fall read. Pick it up for the mystery but stay for the characters, who you'll grow to care for throughout the story. Thanks for that epilogue; I really wanted to know how it all turned out! 


by Caleb Roehrig
Published: October 4th 2016
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Source: NetGalley (Thank you!)

Flynn's girlfriend has disappeared. How can he uncover her secrets without revealing his own?

Flynn's girlfriend, January, is missing. The cops are asking questions he can't answer, and her friends are telling stories that don't add up. All eyes are on Flynn—as January's boyfriend, he must know something.

But Flynn has a secret of his own. And as he struggles to uncover the truth about January's disappearance, he must also face the truth about himself.


  1. OOh nice! I picked this one up on Friday at the Fierce Reads signing because I was compelled to! LOL! Love a good mystery! And yeah, the cover totally draws me in! Nice review!

    1. Oo you got to go! Sadly the tour didn't come here so we didn't get to see him talk. The book is so great; I hope you enjoy it!


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