Last Things

An exquisitely crafted and spooky novel for fans of Holly Black’s The Darkest Part of the Forest and Melissa Albert’s The Hazel Wood

High school senior Anders Thorson is gifted. His band, Last Things, is legendary in their northern Minnesota hometown. With guitar skills that would amaze even if he weren't only eighteen, Anders is the focus of head-turning admiration. And Thea Malcolm, a newcomer to the insular town, is one of his admirers. Thea seems to turn up everywhere Anders goes: gigs, guitar lessons, even the woods near Anders's home.

When strange things start happening to Anders - including the disappearance of his cat, his sort-of girlfriend, and, somehow, his musical talent - blame immediately falls on Thea. But is she trying to hurt him? Or save him from something far worse?

Finalist for the 2020 Minnesota Book Awards

Selected for the preliminary ballot of the Bram Stoker Awards

"Last Things is at once poetic and urgent, evocative and authentic, everything I love in a book."

- Victoria Schwab, Author of #1 New York Times bestseller This Savage Song