Last Seen Leaving

Last Seen Leaving

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Houghton
As she did in her darkly thrilling debut, Josie and Jack, Kelly Braffet again explores the often ambiguous nature of love and danger in a riveting novel of suspense. When twenty-something drifter Miranda Cassidy wrecks her car one night on the way home from a bar, she seizes the accident as an opportunity to reinvent her life. Hitching a ride with a mysterious stranger, she finds quick work and a fresh start hundreds of miles away in an oceanside vacation town. She doesn’t look back, figuring no one is going to miss her. But when her mother finds no forwarding address, she senses something terrible has happened. The memory of the tragic disappearance of Miranda’s father years before and the force of long-buried emotions drive her on a frantic quest to find her daughter, no matter what the cost.


Baker & Taylor
When Miranda, a young drifter, vanishes after being picked up by a passing stranger following a car accident, no one realizes that she is missing for two months and are unaware that she is secretly living under an assumed name in a Virginia beach town or that her mysterious highway rescuer could be tied to dark rumors of a serial killer stalking young women. By the author of Josie and Jack.

Blackwell North Amer
Last Seen Leaving is a story about a mother in search of her daughter, and a daughter in search of herself.
Miranda Cassidy's glamorous father, a pilot, vanished in Central America when Miranda was a child. Her mother, Anne, sought comfort in the Arizona desert and the trappings of New Age spiritualism, but the fiercely independent Miranda, deeply unsettled by her father"s death, never forgave her mother for uprooting her. Now she is working a go-nowhere job outside Pittsburgh, her empty days drifting meaninglessly into each other - until one night when she crashes her car on a lonely highway and is picked up by George, a passing stranger with mysterious motives.
When Anne finally reaches out to her daughter, nobody has seen or heard from Miranda for months, and Anne begins a frantic search. As she uncovers the details of the life her daughter left behind, she also begins to excavate their shared past and reexamine her own choices. Meanwhile, Miranda is living under an assumed name in a Virginia beach town, where a number of young women have recently turned up dead. Maybe George's unexpected reappearances mean nothing and he is unconnected to the bodies washing up on the shore. Maybe her mother will find her in time. Maybe not.
Last Seen Leaving explores the often ambiguous nature of danger and the dark secrets we keep to protect those we love.

Baker
& Taylor

When Miranda, a young drifter, vanishes after being picked up by a passing stranger following a car accident, no one realizes that she is missing for two months or that her highway rescuer could be tied to rumors of a serial killer stalking young women.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2006
ISBN: 9780618441440
0618441441
Characteristics: xii, 260 p. ; 22 cm

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