Hanna Jameson discusses The Last
Friday 30 August
Venue: White Rock Hotel
15.00 to 16.00
Tickets £7.50, students £5.50.
THE WORLD HAS ENDED
TWENTY SURVIVORS REMAIN IN A HOTEL
ONE OF THEM IS A KILLER
A clever, original, scarily plausible white-knuckle read’ Erin Kelly, author of He Said/She Said
Take the locked room, thrilling intensity of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None and place it in Stephen King’s hotel from The Shining and you get The Last, a high concept murder mystery set at the end of the world.
Jon Keller was on a trip to Switzerland when nuclear war broke out. More than anything he wishes he hadn’t ignored his wife Nadia’s last message.
Twenty people remain in Jon’s hotel. Far from the nearest city, they wait, they survive.
Then one day, the body of a girl is found. It’s clear she has been murdered. Which means that someone in the hotel is a killer…
As paranoia descends, Jon decides to investigate. But how far is he willing to go in pursuit of justice? And what happens if the killer doesn’t want to be found?
Hanna Jameson wrote her first book at the age of seventeen. Q Magazine described her as writing like ‘an angel on speed’. She has worked for the NHS and travelled the USA, Japan and Europe, developing a particular interest in the US, which led to her studying for a BA in American History. Now aged twenty-eight, The Last is her first novel for Penguin.