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Last to Know

Last to Know

A Novel

Elizabeth Adler

Minotaur Books



Evening Lake: an idyllic, peaceful, western Massachusetts getaway with a close-knit community of families. Detective Harry Jordan sees his lake home as a respite from solving crimes on the streets of Boston...until crime comes to Evening Lake. Harry Jordan is out for a walk when the night is rocked by an explosion: the Havnel house is engulfed in a conflagration and Bea Havnel is seen fleeing, hair on fire, plunging into the lake. Mysterious, rough-around-the edges, and private, Bea and her mother Lacey are newcomers to Evening Lake and nothing like the well-heeled families of the community. Bea survives the fire, but her mother does not, and Harry is pulled into the investigation. As is young Diz Osborne, who, unbeknownst to any of them, carries a weighty secret about who else he saw rowing on the lake that night. When it's discovered that Lacey Havnel died not from the explosion but from a knife wound, it's clear that a murderer is on the loose. And this murderer is poised to strike again, and again. Told with Elizabeth Adler's inimitable style, illuminating descriptions, and intricate family dynamics, Last to Know is the definition of a page-turner.



EVENING LAKE, Massachusetts, 3 A.M.

Harry Jordan's wooden vacation house was certainly the smallest, as well as one of the oldest, on Evening Lake, a resort where nothing bad, like murder, ever happened, but which...


Praise for Last to Know

“Det. Brad Merlin and the spunky physician who catches his eye, Dr. Vivian Dexter, are among the most appealing figures in a thriller.” —Publisher's Weekly on Please Don't Tell

“A wonderful, romantic thriller that connects you with the characters very quickly.” —RT Book Reviews on Please Don't Tell

“If anyone can combine romance with a creepy CSI-style serial-killer plot, it's Adler.” —Booklist on Please Don't Tell

“A sexy, scintillating caper.” —Booklist on From Barcelona with Love

“A summer treat.” —People magazine on It All Began in Monte Carlo

“The perfect beach read for mystery lovers.” —Booklist on One of Those Malibu Nights

“A top-notch romantic thriller.” —Library Journal on Now or Never

“Film noir on silk sheets.” —Kirkus Reviews on All or Nothing

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About the author

Elizabeth Adler

ELIZABETH ADLER is the internationally acclaimed author of twenty-nine novels. She lives in Palm Springs, California.

Elizabeth Adler



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