child kidnapping

The Last Child by John Hart

Rated by Judy C.
Mar 5, 2010

The Last Child by John HartAlways in search of a new great mystery/thriller that will keep me reading through the late night hours, I discovered The Last Child by John Hart on the Edgar Awards website.  John Hart's first novel was nominated for Best First Novel, his second won the Edgar for Best Novel, and his third one, The Last Child, is a 2010 nominee for Best Novel.

In  The Last Child, Alyssa, a 12 year old girl from a small, rural North Carolina town goes missing on her way home from the library.  The story begins a year after her disappearance when the reader is introduced to her lonely twin brother, Johnny.