Last Seen Leaving
Author: Caleb Roehrig
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release Date: October 4th, 2016
Flynn's girlfriend has disappeared. How can he uncover her secrets without revealing his own?Flynn's girlfriend, January, is missing. The cops are asking questions he can't answer, and her friends are telling stories that don't add up. All eyes are on Flynn—as January's boyfriend, he must know something.But Flynn has a secret of his own. And as he struggles to uncover the truth about January's disappearance, he must also face the truth about himself. ~Goodreads
This thriller took me by total surprise. With its dynamic characters, humorous dialogue and suspenseful plot, Last Seen Leaving was nothing short of fantastic!
The very first paragraph was one of the most enthralling openings I've ever read. I even re-read it a few times just to relive its awesomeness. Of course, the rest of the novel did NOT disappoint either!
I freakin' ADORED Flynn. He was a warm sweet cinnamon roll who is too precious for this world--hilarous, loyal, and flawed. I could not get enough of him! He was so concerned with figuring out certain situations the fact they were dangerous barely registered. He's literally the most adorable little pumpkin with the purest of intentions so, you can't even be mad at him for getting into perilous predicaments.
I loved his relationship with his best friend--their banter was A+ TOP-NOTCH. I enjoyed how present adults were in this story as well, and his relationship with his parents was endearing, slightly awkward and totally realistic.
Then there was January, Flynn's girlfriend. She was such an enigma. She reminded me SO much of Ivy from Bad Girls with Perfect Faces. Like, they could totally be related. That girl definitely had a lot going on behind the scenes. I'd LOVE to read this story from her POV (WHICH CALEB SAID HE WOULD NOT RULE OUT WRITING SUCH A STORY!? YASS!)
Let us not forget about "fucking Kaz," that fine piece of fictional specimen. Get him his own spinoff! Talk about a ship I will go down with.
If you're into books that have lovable characters, laugh out loud dialogue, twists, turns, blood, creepy pedophile teachers, and overall spook vibes, Last Seen Leaving is for you!
I can NOT wait to read more from Mr. Roehrig!