Title: The Last Kid Left
Author: Rosecrans Baldwin
Genre: Fiction, literary fiction, crime
Publisher: MCD, Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release date: June 6th, 2017
Where I got the book: I received a free e-ARC from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
My rating: ★★☆☆☆
Summary (modified from Goodreads): Nineteen-year-old Nick Toussaint Jr. is driving drunk through New Jersey on his way to Mexico, with the dead bodies of Toussaint’s doctor and his wife in the backseat. When Nick crashes the car, police chief Martin Krug becomes involved in the case. Despite an easy murder confession from Nick, something doesn’t quite add up for the soon-to-be retired Krug. Nick is extradited to his hometown of Claymore, New Hampshire, where the local scandal rocks the residents. Meanwhile, his girlfriend, sixteen-year-old Emily Portis, rallies behind her boyfriend. This story charts the evolution of their relationship and of Emily’s own coming-of-age in the face of tragedy and justice.