Last Seen Leaving by Caleb RoehrigLast Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig

Last Seen Leaving

byCaleb Roehrig

Hardcover | October 4, 2016

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Flynn's girlfriend, January, is missing. The cops are asking question 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.

Caleb Roehrig is an author and television producer originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan. A former actor, Roehrig has experience on both sides of the camera, with a résumé that includes appearances on film and TV as well as seven years in the stranger-than-fiction salt mines of reality television. Last Seen Leaving is his first novel.
Title:Last Seen LeavingFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:336 pages, 8.53 × 5.86 × 1.09 inShipping dimensions:8.53 × 5.86 × 1.09 inPublished:October 4, 2016Publisher:Feiwel & FriendsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1250085632

ISBN - 13:9781250085634


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gone Girl Vibes I received an advanced copy through a giveaway. I'm kind of mad that it took me this long to read this. I'm just easily distractable okay? Last Seen Leaving is the tale of Flynn, searching for the answers to his ex girlfriend's disappearance. The police had shown up at his doorstep with the news that January had gone missing. While he manages to convince the police of his innocence, Flynn is still searching for answers and finds that the stories told by various people in January's life did not add up. As he uncovers the truth of his ex girlfriend's circumstances and life, he is also grappling with his own sexuality and coming to terms with being gay. Let me tell you. This book gave me straight up Gone Girl vibes. I was reading through Last Seen Leaving and perhaps I've been traumatized by Gone Girl and I didn't necessarily know whether to trust if January was truly dead or simply disappeared of her own volition. I mean. There's the incongruent stories told by the people in her life, the lack of the victim's body, the misrepresentation of Flynn to the various people in January's life. But anyways, no book has made my heart pound like this in a while. I had to start and stop the book multiple times because I could not deal with the Things that were happening. Truly a thriller. Last Seen Leaving was a little predictable at points, but it was still a thrilling story. Caleb Roehrig's writing was really enjoyable and was a joy to read. I wasn't entirely engrossed into the world, simply because I find that is my own nature when I'm consuming thriller stories. I also find myself skim reading a lot, so really it's my own fault. I have been told that Roehrig's next book is going to be amazing and I can't wait to read it! Hopefully it won't take me a million years to pick that one up either.
Date published: 2018-01-19

Editorial Reviews

A 2018 ALA Rainbow List Selection ?A Buzzfeed Best YA Novel of 2016Best YA Novel of 2016 - Paste MagazineA Kirkus Best of 2016 Book - Teen"Flynn Doherty's competing desires to uncover the secrets behind his ex-girlfriend's disappearance and keep his own secrets hidden propel debut author Roehrig's powerful thriller. ...A compelling mystery and characters with fully developed strengths and flaws make Roehrig's novel an important addition in the world of queer young adult fiction.--Publishers Weekly, starred review"Debut novelist Roehrig peoples his sensationalistic, twisty mystery with credible characters, especially narrator Flynn, whose struggles with coming out will resonate with young gay teens in more mundane circumstances. Witty, realistically foulmouthed dialogue and the suspenseful, well-laid mystery will keep pages turning... Readers won't be able to put it down."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review"This truly hair-raising, stand-out mystery thriller from debut author Roehrig will keep readers guessing, even until the end."--Booklist, starred review"The characters are believable, the mystery is interesting, and the action is often fast-paced. Flynn's internal struggle to open up about his sexuality carries weight, and readers will be drawn into his emotional journey and his adventures in amateur sleuthing...A fun mystery with a credible emotional pull." -- School Library Journal