Book Review: The Last Real Crime

Title: The Last Real Crime (The Disappearance of Charlotte Walters #2)

Author: L.C. Warman

Narrator: Brooke Myers



It’s been four days, and 17-year-old Reese Elderwood still has no idea what happened to her missing best friend, Charlotte Walters.

Charlotte disappeared at her own house on a Saturday night, in the middle of a Halloween party with the theme of “missing girls.” And so far, no one has any answers. Charlotte’s parents and older brother are still acting strange, a classmate whom Reese used to have a crush on has been giving her cryptic hints and warnings, and the police have made a shocking discovery in the lake that raises only more questions.

But Reese is not about to give up on her best friend. The affluent, lakeshore town of St. Clair has always been a place full of secrets, but Reese will make sure that what happened to Charlotte doesn’t remain one of them.

Her first order of business? Making a trip to Charlotte’s neighbor’s house, where an elusive boy drops hints that the mystery Reese is unraveling is bigger than she could have imagined—and that if Reese keeps investigating, she may discover that her best friend was keeping more than just a few secrets from her.

THE LAST REAL CRIME is the second book in the trilogy “The Disappearance of Charlotte Walters.”

L.C. Warman is the author of spooky young adult mysteries. She grew up in New England, in a town where real estate contracts stipulated that you couldn’t back out if you discovered your new place was haunted. She currently lives in a Michigan lakeside town with her husband and two dogs.

My Review

5/5 Stars

 This is packed with as much suspense as the first book. As Reese delves into the depths of her friend’s disappearance, everyone becomes a suspect. Enemies turn to friends and friends into enemies. At the end of it all, Reese’s understanding of who her friend is, is turned upside down.

Just like the first book, the suspense was overwhelming. Even though this mystery is short, there is a lot that goes on. I felt as if Reese really found herself. This book made me ponder the question: how well do you know those around you. For everything that Reese experienced, I can’t wait to see how it’ll affect her journey in book three.

Most important, I can’t wait to see if she finally finds Charlotte.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

Published by Author Kayla Krantz

Proud author responsible for Dead by Morning and The Council, fascinated by the dark and macabre. Stephen King is her all time inspiration mixed in with a little bit of Eminem and some faint remnants of the works of Edgar Allen Poe. When she began writing, she started in horror but it somehow drifted into thriller. She loves the 1988 movie Heathers. She was born and raised in Michigan but traveled across the country to where she currently resides in Texas.

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