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The Only One Left: A Novel

The Only One Left: A Novel

by Riley Sager
The Only One Left: A Novel

The Only One Left: A Novel

by Riley Sager
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Riley Sager’s work straddles the suspense/thriller and horror lines. Here, deep family histories that are about myths or rumors (or maybe even both) get hinted at in the very in the spirit (or spirits, shall we say) of an Edward Gorey nursery rhyme. That, and the Maine coast remote locale sets the mood for your read. Your very fast read. Succumb to the mystery.

Bestselling author Riley Sager returns with a Gothic chiller about a young caregiver assigned to work for a woman accused of a Lizzie Borden-like massacre decades earlier.

At seventeen, Lenora Hope
Hung her sister with a rope

Now reduced to a schoolyard chant, the Hope family murders shocked the Maine coast one bloody night in 1929. While most people assume seventeen-year-old Lenora was responsible, the police were never able to prove it. Other than her denial after the killings, she has never spoken publicly about that night, nor has she set foot outside Hope’s End, the cliffside mansion where the massacre occurred.

Stabbed her father with a knife
Took her mother’s happy life

It’s now 1983, and home-health aide Kit McDeere arrives at a decaying Hope’s End to care for Lenora after her previous nurse fled in the middle of the night. In her seventies and confined to a wheelchair, Lenora was rendered mute by a series of strokes and can only communicate with Kit by tapping out sentences on an old typewriter. One night, Lenora uses it to make a tantalizing offer—I want to tell you everything.

“It wasn’t me,” Lenora said
But she’s the only one not dead
As Kit helps Lenora write about the events leading to the Hope family massacre, it becomes clear there’s more to the tale than people know. But when new details about her predecessor’s departure come to light, Kit starts to suspect Lenora might not be telling the complete truth—and that the seemingly harmless woman in her care could be far more dangerous than she first thought.

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ISBN-13: 9780593183236
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/20/2023
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: eBook
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 49,442

About the Author

Riley Sager is the New York Times bestselling author of six novels, most recently Survive the Night and The House Across the Lake. A native of Pennsylvania, he now lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

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