Monday, May 4, 2009

Special Book Giveaway--John Hart's The Last Child

The Last Child, the latest novel from New York Times bestselling author John Hart is due to be released on May 12th.

Thanks to Minotaur Books and Books-A-Million, I have received an ARC of The Last Child and The Book Connection is participating in a giveaway where one lucky winner will receive an autographed hardcover of this book.

"The Last Child, is an intricate, powerful story of loss, hope, and courage in the face of evil.

Thirteen year-old Johnny Merrimon had the perfect life: a warm home and loving parents; a twin sister, Alyssa, with whom he shared an irreplaceable bond. He knew nothing of loss, until the day Alyssa vanished from the side of a lonely street. Now, a year later, Johnny finds himself isolated and alone, failed by the people he’d been taught since birth to trust. No one else believes that Alyssa is still alive, but Johnny is certain that she is---confident in a way that he can never fully explain.

Determined to find his sister, Johnny risks everything to explore the dark side of his hometown. It is a desperate, terrifying search, but Johnny is not as alone as he might think. Detective Clyde Hunt has never stopped looking for Alyssa either, and he has a soft spot for Johnny. He watches over the boy and tries to keep him safe, but when Johnny uncovers a dangerous lead and vows to follow it, Hunt has no choice but to intervene.

Then a second child goes missing . . .

Undeterred by Hunt’s threats or his mother’s pleas, Johnny enlists the help of his last friend, and together they plunge into the wild, to a forgotten place with a history of violence that goes back more than a hundred years. There, they meet a giant of a man, an escaped convict on his own tragic quest. What they learn from him will shatter every notion Johnny had about the fate of his sister; it will lead them to another far place, to a truth that will test both boys to the limit.

Traveling the wilderness between innocence and hard wisdom, between hopelessness and faith, The Last Child leaves all categories behind and establishes John Hart as a writer of unique power."

John Hart is the Edgar-Award winning author of two international bestsellers, THE KING OF LIES and DOWN RIVER. His books have been translated into twenty-six languages and published in over thirty countries.

You can visit him online at

For your chance to win:

1) Comment here with your working email address so that we can contact you if you win.

2) Get an additional entry for blogging about this contest. Leave a comment here telling us where you are blogged about it.

Contest ends on May 17, 2009. The winner will be announced at this blog on May 18, 2009.

This contest is open to residents of the United States and Canada only.

Thanks to John Hart, Minotaur Books, and Books-A-Million for allowing us to participate in this giveaway.


mindy said...

this sounds just wonderful thanks for the giveaway

Anonymous said...

This looks like a book I would LOVE to read. Thanks for the contest.

Anonymous said...

It sounds like a great read, and an inspiration.
Hope I win.


Unknown said...

This sounds like a truly great adventure with so many twists and turns, one that will keep the reader hooked from first page to last


thewriterslife said...

Now this sounds like a book right up my alley!

Anonymous said...

I've been waiting to read this book so a free copy would be great!
Jo Ann Hernandez

Sheila Hickmon said...

Thanks for the chance! hawkgirl_16 {at} hotmail {dot} com

Deborah said...

"The Last Child" sounds like a book with strong emotional power. Thanks for the chance to win a copy. asthenight at gmail dot com

jwx4 said...

Looks like a really great read.

A Reader said...

Sounds interesting.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Valerie said...

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Sandra K321 said...

This sounds like a fascinating story that I would enjoy reading. Thanks.

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Belinda M said...

I would like the opportunity to read this book. Please enter me in the giveaway

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Alicia said...

This sounds like a beautiful story.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

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Rebecca Cox said...

I would love to win this book. I have it on my wish list on PBS.

Luvdaylilies said...

I would so love to win this book, it sounds so good!

Please enter me in the giveaway & thanks so much!

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Lisa said...

Please enter me. This sounds like a good story.

Cheryl said...

I've just been informed that I can offer 3 autographed copies for this giveaway, so we'll be picking three winners on Monday.

Good luck!


Gaby317 said...

This sounds like such a great read! Please count me in.

I've posted a link to your contest on my blog's sidebar.

Thanks so much!

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