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This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I like picking up Ms Thompson s books as she s a local author and I like mystery and suspense In this one Chyna Greer returns to Black Willow West Virginia from where she s doing her medical residency in Albuquerque to return for her mother s funeral Chyna is shocked on many levels She didn t know her mother was ill andbizarrely, her mother doesn t want buried next to Chyna s father She wants cremated and to return to New Mexico with her daughter, an odd choice seeing as Chyna s brothe I like picking up Ms Thompson s books as she s a local author and I like mystery and suspense In this one Chyna Greer returns to Black Willow West Virginia from where she s doing her medical residency in Albuquerque to return for her mother s funeral Chyna is shocked on many levels She didn t know her mother was ill andbizarrely, her mother doesn t want buried next to Chyna s father She wants cremated and to return to New Mexico with her daughter, an odd choice seeing as Chyna s brother, Ned and his wife and kids still live in town Chyna has multiple mixed feelings about being back but most notably the disappearance and presumed death of her friend, Zoey, when they were young teens Several other girls had gone missing since then, each time when Chyna is around Accompanying that is Chyna s sixth sense and the fact the whole town see her as odd, knowing about the ESP Chyna quickly meets up with Scott, her old crush Several years older than her, closer to her brother s age, Scott is a pilot recovering from mental and physical injuries after a crash that killed several children Also among the notables in the cast of characters are Bev, Ned s wife, Gage Ridgeway a person of interest in a couple of the girls disappearances, Irma Vogel, man hunter who hates Chyna, Rex, Chyna s uncle, Rusty, the son of the local funeral director and young Deidre who looks up to Chyna as a scholarly success story.As Chyna deals with her mother s death, almost immediately she starts hearing Zoey begging her for help Zoey s mother starts calling asking if her daughter s there from the grave Chyna wants to run but thinks that this is nature s way of forcing her to try to help While she s working on that, she slowly becomes closer to Scott A littlethan halfway through the book, Deidre becomes the next girl to go missing Chyna s psychic senses get turned on full bore creating a link between the two women She has to find Deidre before the killer finds her.If you don t like your mystery with a side order of psychic ability then you ll want to pass on this one There were some really repetitive spots with Chyna thinking about the oddness of her mother s choice or her not knowing mom was sick or how odd the town thinks she is Probably could have lost 20 pages if we trimmed that fat off Over all, I thought the mystery was well handled It could have been just about anyone up until the end That said, some of the end felt a little contrived to keep us thinking that it was anyone, a little too purposefully misleading, if you know what I mean Over all though, I liked it Last Seen Alive has all the ingredients of a romp of a Halloween read There is a serial killer, a woman with second sight, expected to solve the murders ghostly voices and a little romance thrown in for fun Thompson s are interesting, clever and people you would like to meet. Chyna Greer Was Sixteen When Her Best Friend, Zoey, Disappeared Though Very Different In Looks And Temperament, The Two Girls Shared A Bond That Was Stronger Than Blood But Even Chyna S Urgent Warnings Couldn T Prevent A Love Struck Zoey From Sneaking Out To The Lake To Meet Her Secret Crush And Being Swallowed Up Into The Warm Summer Night Forever Now Chyna Has Come Back To Her West Virginia Hometown Of Black Willow To Lay Her Mother To Rest But Memories Of Zoey Are Everywhere And Then, Out Of Nowhere, Chyna Hears A Voice Zoey S Voice Begging For Her Help As Chyna Delves Into Black Willow S Past, She Learns That Two Other Teenagers Also Went Missing Soon Chyna S Search For Answers Becomes A Desperate Race To Uncover A Chilling Secret That Strikes At The Heart Of Everything She Holds Dear And Reveal The Remorseless Evil That Has Been Hiding In Plain Sight I really enjoyed this book I ve read a few of Carlene Thompson s books, and i ve enjoyed them all Good story flow, characters are interesting Good story lines I did have an idea it was who it ended up being but then I questioned myself a bit in the story. Pretty good suspense Had me guessing till the end. This book was very good. Thompson did a very good job twisting and turning the reader, throwing a shadow of doubt on various characters right up until the end when you find out the entire truth. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Probably 3.5 4.It s kind of funny I read this at the same time as I See You They aren t really the same but view spoiler watch out for neglected brothers hide spoiler Anyway, I liked the side characters and it was a good mystery The dialog was a little stiff at times and I m not sure why the dog was named Michelle and the main character was Chyna, but whatever I enjoyed this The best book I have read in a while if you get the chance to read it and love mysteries this is a really great book. Couldn t put this one down Lots of red herrings Didnt see the ending coming It was a lotfucked up than I expected One thing I noticed was that although this was published in 2007, some of the language was a little dated This didnt bother me at all, it was just something I noticed I sort of like books like this, they make me very nostalgic for a time before the Internet and smart phones Also another thing I noticed was that the parents in this story were quite young but seemed so ol Couldn t put this one down Lots of red herrings Didnt see the ending coming It was a lotfucked up than I expected One thing I noticed was that although this was published in 2007, some of the language was a little dated This didnt bother me at all, it was just something I noticed I sort of like books like this, they make me very nostalgic for a time before the Internet and smart phones Also another thing I noticed was that the parents in this story were quite young but seemed so old For example, the main character s mom was 52 but she seemed ancient With a huge portrait of her and her late husband hung up on the wall and the stiff uncomfortable but very fancy furniture in the sitting room I mean most 52 year olds I know are..well..young Has anyone else noticed this in the story This isn t the only book I ve noticed this in It s sort of like they want the main characters to be in their twenties so they have to make the parents in their fifties but the parents are old, farty and grey for the purposes of the story but to me it just seems odd ANYWAY Good book, gripping I recommend this for a long plane ride, it will certainly keep you awake