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  • Published: 3 December 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241983997
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $22.99

The Last

The post-apocalyptic thriller that will keep you up all night


BREAKING: Nuclear weapon detonates over Washington

Historian Jon Keller is on a trip to Switzerland when the world ends. As the lights go out on civilisation, he wishes he had a way of knowing whether his wife, Nadia, and their two daughters are still alive. More than anything, Jon wishes he hadn't ignored Nadia's last message.

Twenty people remain in Jon's hotel. Far from the nearest city and walled in by towering trees, they wait, they survive.

Then one day, the body of a young 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 kind of justice can he hope for, when society as he knows it no longer exists?

  • Published: 3 December 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241983997
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $22.99

Praise for The Last

A clever, original, scarily plausible white-knuckle read

Erin Kelly, bestselling author of 'He Said, She Said'

A brilliantly imagined tale of suspicion, betrayal and survival in a world on the brink of extinction. One of those books that you can't stop reading - but don't want to end

TM Logan, bestselling author of 'Lies'

The Last is a brilliantly executed novel, and the questions Jameson poses-who will be with you at the end of the world, and what kind of person will you be?-are as haunting as the plot itself. This is a chilling and extraordinary book

Emily St John Mandel, author of 'Station Eleven'

Stephen King meets Agatha Christie, in this fantastic and highly original novel that I'll be recommending to readers for a long time to come. I loved every second of it! This is *the* book of 2019

Luca Veste, author of 'The Bone Keeper'

Chillingly nightmarish - a gripping read

Sophia Tobin, author of 'The Silversmith's Wife'

Gripping, and thoroughly and frighteningly believable. I could not put this book down

Jennie Melamed, author of 'Gather the Daughters'

Dark, original, compelling

CJ Tudor, author of The Chalk Man

Jameson does an excellent job of exploring what nuclear war would mean for us . . . exploring what it would mean to live in a place where consequences no longer existed.


It is Jameson's portrayal both imaginative and plausible, of how her characters adapt to their new life that makes her novel such compulsive reading

Daily Telegraph

We defy you to pick up The Last and put it back down


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