From Allison Leotta, the “highly entertaining storyteller” (George Pelecanos) who writes “in a style that’s as real as it gets” (USA TODAY), a ripped-from-the-headlines novel featuring prosecutor Anna Curtis at the center of a national story involving campus rape and the disappearance of a young woman.
It was her word against his...until she disappeared.
Emily Shapiro has gone missing. A freshman at a Michigan university, Emily was last seen leaving a bar near Beta Psi, a prestigious and secretive fraternity. The main suspect is Dylan Highsmith, the son of one of the most powerful politicians in the state. At first, the only clue is pieced-together surveillance footage of Emily leaving the bar that night...and Dylan running down the street after her.
When prosecutor Anna Curtis discovers a video diary Emily kept during her first few months at college, it exposes the history Emily had with Dylan: she accused him of rape before disappearing. Anna is horrified to discover that Dylan’s frat is known on campus as the “rape factory.”
The case soon gets media attention and support from Title IX activists across the country, but Anna’s investigation hits a wall. Anna has to find something, anything she can use to discover Emily alive. But without a body or any physical evidence, she’s under threat from people who tell her to stop 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.
About the Author
Allison Leotta was a federal sex-crimes prosecutor in Washington, DC, for twelve years. In 2011, she left the Justice Department to pursue writing full time. She is the acclaimed author of Law of Attraction, Discretion, Speak of the Devil, A Good Killing, and The Last Good Girl and founder of the award-winning blog, The Prime-Time Crime Review. Leotta lives with her husband, Michael, and their two sons outside of Washington, DC. Visit her online at AllisonLeotta.com.
Praise for THE LAST GOOD GIRL:
"A timely look at a subject that's making headlines across the country...entertaining." - Kirkus Reviews
“Fast paced with strong, vivid characters, this installment succeeds as a stand-alone, so readers new to the Anna Curtis series can easily follow. With a focus on a timely, important issue, this will be high on the to-read list of readers who appreciate the works of Lisa Scottoline, Linda A. Fairstein, and Gillian Flynn.” (Starred Review) - Library Journal
Praise for A GOOD KILLING A “Best of the Best Summer Books” pick by O, the Oprah Magazine
"A perfect 10 . . . It's too good to miss." --Romance Reviews Today
"Leotta is one of the very best crime writers today." --Linda Fairstein "A delicious tale of suspense that will have readers hurrying to find out what happens but at the same time wanting to savor each page. This highly entertaining thriller shouldn’t be missed." --Library Journal (starred review) — .
Praise For Allison Leotta
“[Leotta is] a writer exceptionally well-informed about crimes against women … these are smart, tough-minded tales, well worth a look.” --The Washington Post
"Leotta pens romantic suspense detailing street crime in a style that's as real as it gets." –USA Today
“A female John Grisham.” —The Providence Journal
“An assured and authentic voice, and a highly entertaining storyteller.” –George Pelecanos — v