The author, Megan Miranda, is a New York Times best-selling author of a variety of books. She grew up in New Jersey, went to MIT, and now lives in North Carolina. This, her latest novel, is set in fictional Cutter’s Pass, North Carolina, on the Appalachian Trail where six different people have vanished over the past three decades. The last to vanish was Landon West, a journalist who came to try to figure out the vanishings. Months later, his brother, Trey, checks into the Passage Inn. Abigail Lovett, a woman who moved to Cutter’s Pass ten years ago and manages it, becomes more and more disturbed as she uncovers incriminating new evidence. “To some, the small town of Cutter’s Pass, North Carolina, with its Appalachian vistas and cozy Passage Inn, is downright idyllic. To others, it’s deadly…. As Trey and Abby dig into the case, Abby realizes that the town is keeping secrets even from her.” —Bustle, Best Book of July. “Megan Miranda knows how to land a twist, and her latest thriller demonstrates that to dizzying effect. A perfectly balanced cross between a cold-case mystery and a psychological thriller, The Last to Vanish’s expert plotting and surprising twists will delight readers.” —Bookpage (Starred Review). “[A] superb thriller…Evocative descriptions of such activities as hiking and rafting contain an underlying sense of dread, and realistic characters match the tight plotting. Miranda is writing at the top of her game.” —Publishers Weekly. “In economical yet elegant descriptions, author Miranda repeatedly conjures up this untamed natural world even as she unspools a labyrinthine plot. The novel’s characters are deftly sketched and its suspense is nicely tightened . . . A richly atmospheric thriller with a plucky heroine.” —Kirkus Reviews.
New York: Mary Sue Rucci/Scribner, 2022. 318 pages.
Hardback in dust jacket.