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The last word : a novel / Taylor Adams.

Adams, Taylor, (author.).


Former junior high math teacher Emma Carpenter holes up in a remote beach house on the Washington state coast binge-reading e-book horror novels as she tries to forget a terrible event that happened five months ago. Her sole companion is her golden retriever, Laika, and that's how Emma, an introvert, likes it. Her only human contact is washed-up writer Deacon Cowl, who lives next door. They've never met, but they communicate using whiteboards and telescopes. Cowl recommends she download Murder Mountain by H.G. Kane, but Emma hates everything about the poorly written thriller and its cliched story of an angry man who tortures and kills young women. After she posts a negative review, Kane messages her and insists she take it down. Emma refuses. Kane won't take no for an answer. Soon, the power goes out, the internet goes down, and Emma, like the women in Murder Mountain, is in a full-on fight for her life. -- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780063222892
  • ISBN: 0063222892
  • Physical Description: 340 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers [2023]
Subject: Authors > Fiction.
Stalking > Fiction.
Single women > Fiction.
Books > Reviews > Fiction.
Stalking victims > Fiction.
Social isolation > Fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)

Available copies

  • 7 of 19 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Festus Public. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Festus Public Library.


  • 7 current holds with 19 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Festus Public Library Fic Adams (Text) 32017000084020 New Adult Books Checked out 06/14/2023

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