Taylor Adams & The Last Word

Barbara Peters, owner of The Poisoned Pen, welcomed Taylor Adams for a virtual event. Adams’ third book is The Last Word. There are signed copies of the book, the Pen’s April Crime Book of of the Month, in the Webstore. https://tinyurl.com/4u3xfb3b

Here’s the description of The Last Word.

After posting a negative book review, a woman living in a remote location begins to wonder if the author is a little touchy—or very, very dangerous—in this pulse-pounding novel of psychological suspense and terror from the critically acclaimed author of No Exit and Hairpin Bridge.

Emma Carpenter lives in isolation with her golden retriever Laika, house-sitting an old beachfront home on the rainy Washington coast. Her only human contact is her enigmatic old neighbor, Deek, and (via text) the house’s owner, Jules.

One day, she reads a poorly written—but gruesome—horror novel by the author H. G. Kane, and posts a one-star review that drags her into an online argument with none other than the author himself. Soon after, disturbing incidents start to occur at night. To Emma, this can’t just be a coincidence. It was strange enough for this author to bicker with her online about a lousy review; could he be stalking her, too?

As Emma digs into Kane’s life and work, she learns he has published sixteen other novels, all similarly sadistic tales of stalking and murder. But who is he? How did he find her? And what else is he capable of?

Displaying his trademark command of rapid-fire pacing, unnerving atmosphere, and razor-sharp characterization, Taylor Adams once again delivers a diabolically disturbing—and deadly—game of cat and mouse.

Taylor Adams is the author of several acclaimed thrillers including Hairpin Bridge and No ExitNo Exit has been published in 32 languages and was recently released as a Hulu Original film. Adams lives in Washington State.

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