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Winner of the 2010 Edgar Award for Best Novel
John Hart?s New York Times bestselling debut, The King of Lies, announced the arrival of a major talent. With Down River, he surpassed his earlier success, transcending the barrier between thriller and literature and winning the 2008 Edgar Award for best novel. Now, with The Last Child, he achieves his most significant work to date, an intricate, powerful story of loss, hope, and courage in the face of evil.
Thirteen year-old Johnny Merrimon had the perfect life: a warm home and loving parents; a twin sister, Alyssa, with whom he shared an irreplaceable bond. He knew nothing of loss, until the day Alyssa vanished from the side of a lonely street. Now, a year later, Johnny finds himself isolated and alone, failed by the people he?d been taught since birth to trust. No one else believes that Alyssa is still alive, but Johnny is certain that she is---confident in a way that he can never fully explain.
Determined to find his sister, Johnny risks everything to explore the dark side of his hometown. It is a desperate, terrifying search, but Johnny is not as alone as he might think. Detective Clyde Hunt has never stopped looking for Alyssa either, and he has a soft spot for Johnny. He watches over the boy and tries to keep him safe, but when Johnny uncovers a dangerous lead and vows to follow it, Hunt has no choice but to intervene.
Then a second child goes missing . . .
Undeterred by Hunt?s threats or his mother?s pleas, Johnny enlists the help of his last friend, and together they plunge into the wild, to a forgotten place with a history of violence that goes back more than a hundred years. There, they meet a giant of a man, an escaped convict on his own tragic quest. What they learn from him will shatter every notion Johnny had about the fate of his sister; it will lead them to another far place, to a truth that will test both boys to the limit.
Traveling the wilderness between innocence and hard wisdom, between hopelessness and faith, The Last Child leaves all categories behind and establishes John Hart as a writer of unique power.
Sinossi: Thirteen-year-old Johnny Merrimon has to face things no boy his age should face. In the year since his twin sister's abduction his world has fallen apart: his father has disappeared and his fragile mother is spiralling into ever deeper despair. Johnny keeps strong. Armed with a map, a bike and a flashlight, he stalks the bad men of Raven County. The police might have given up on Alyssa; he never will. Someone, somewhere, knows something they're not telling. Only one person looks out for Johnny. Detective Clyde Hunt shares his obsession with the case. But when Johnny witnesses a hit-and-run and insists the victim was killed because he'd found Alyssa, even Hunt thinks he's lost it. And then another young girl goes missing ...
Titolo: The Last Child (Wheeler Hardcover)
Casa editrice: Wheeler Publishing
Data di pubblicazione: 2009
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Wheeler Publishing, 2009. Condizione libro: Good. Lrg. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP17151224
Descrizione libro Wheeler Publishing, 2009. Condizione libro: Good. Lrg. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP64431822
Descrizione libro Wheeler Publishing, 2009. Condizione libro: Very Good. Lrg. N/A. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP12484004
Descrizione libro Wheeler Publishing. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Codice libro della libreria 2698254189
Descrizione libro Wheeler Publishing, 2009. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Acceptable. Library copy with standard markings. Book may or may not have date stamp, lib card env. etc Binding is a little loose. Binding slanted. Large print for easy reading. Rough scuffing and chipping to cover. Some page yellowing and wrinkling from age and use. All proceeds from purchases from BooksKC go to benefit the Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City, a nonprofit organization which provides job services, training, and employment to individuals with disabilities. Codice libro della libreria mon0000147300
Descrizione libro Wheeler Publishing, 2009. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG1597229857
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97815972298524.0
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97815972298523.0
Descrizione libro Wheeler Publishing 2009-06-04, 2009. Hardcover. Condizione libro: good. Lrg. 1597229857. Codice libro della libreria 633662
Descrizione libro Wheeler Publishing, 2009. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P111597229857