The stunning Richard and Judy Book Club pick
Mesmerising and heart rending new novel from No.1 New York Times bestselling novelist who has previously been picked for Oprah’s Book Club.
Mary Beth has built her life around her close knit and much loved family: husband Glen, a successful ophthalmologist, their beautiful and talented 17 year old daughter Ruby, and 14 year old twins Alex and Matt.The Lathams lead busy everyday lives, filled with familiar domestic detail and only faintly troubled by Matt’s recent diagnosis of mild depression. and Ruby’s split from her long time boyfriend Kiernan.
On New Year’s Eve the family goes to an annual neighbourhood party and Mary Beth and Glen return home in the early hours happy but slightly the worse for wear.They go to bed only to be disturbed by the noise of the children and Glen goes downstairs to investigate.
The shocking violence of that night’s events shatters the family and Mary Beth is left to face an uncertain future and to try to somehow rebuild her life.
Every Last One is an unforgettable portrait of a mother and a family and of the brutal consequences of seemingly inconsequential actions.
“Every Last One, the eloquent sixth novel by former New York Times columnist Anna Quindlen, moves, in the turn of a page, from cosy, slow-burning American pastoral to the gripping stuff of nightmares”
“Engrossing . . . A spellbinding tale”
New York Times
“Every Last One is a breathtaking novel. Quindlen writes superbly about families, grief and betrayal. I was completely mesmerised by this book and Mary Beth and the Latham family will stay with me for a long time to come”