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The Last to Vanish: Megan Miranda

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There was a lot of detail about the town and the inn, but it never felt stilted or boring, as it was necessary for the atmosphere - the more details, the more eerie and dangerous it felt. I also loved Abby's character, who despite living in Cutter's Pass for the past ten years, is still considered an "outsider", and never quite feels as if she is accepted. There is also an intriguing cast of secondary characters, who all had suspicious actions and possible motives. The who, what, and why kept me guessing until the end - it wasn't easy to figure this one out at all. Just when I thought I had things figured out, I realized I was completely off base, which is where Miranda always shines! I loved the setting of this one - a small town, Cutter's Pass, adjacent to the Appalachian Trail in the mountains of North Carolina, which is notorious for at least six missing hikers over the years. Protagonist Abby, works at an inn at the base of the mountains that has connections with several of the missing hikers. Abby recalls odd things about a couple of the hikers, but Celeste, the owner of the inn and a mother figure to Abby, has encouraged her to keep things to herself. When Trey, the brother of the last man to vanish shows up with hard questions, Abby finds herself wondering what she really knows about the people and the town she has adopted as her home.

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Cutter’s Pass became known as the most dangerous town in North Carolina after a series of hikers seem to vanish off the face of the earth. In 1997, four male college students, known as the Fraternity Four set out on a hike and never returned. The area was searched to no avail. Next, in 2012 a female hiker disappeared; in 2019 yet another female hiker turns up missing. A reporter, Landon West, came to the town’s hotel, the Passage Inn, to investigate the mystery of the missing hikers. He too disappeared.So the gist is that a bunch of people over the years have disappeared without a trace from the idyllic mountain community of Cutters Pass, NC. Abbie, who runs the local Inn, sets out to find the truth when the brother of the latest guy to disappear shows up in town.

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She messages Quinn and asks her for more photos of Alice, who was last seen at the Last Stop Tavern after splitting from her hiking group. This story takes place in a small mountain town called Cutters Pass. Located near the Appalachian mountain's. This town holds many secrets that no one wants to talk about. What really happened to the seven people who have disappeared over the years?Many different forms of “reality” appear in The Last to Vanish . Characters divulge rumors, talk about myths, and share practical (as well as comforting) explanations for the vanishings of past visitors. What does the novel suggest about truth and its relationship to myth?

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In The Last to Vanish, we find Abigail Lovett, Abby, working in Cutter’s Pass at the local inn. Cutter’s Pass is haunted by a series of disappearances over the years. A journalist, Landon West, appears at the inn, asking questions, digging around, until he too goes missing. Then, Landon’s brother shows up, trying to find some answers as to what happened to Landon. For ten years, Abigail Lovett has been managing the Passage Inn: a cozy, upscale resort nestled in the mountain town of Cutter’s Pass. Cutter’s Pass is cozy and welcoming at first glance, offering beautiful views, outdoor excursions, and a mysterious (but charming) history to tourists. But years ago, when journalist Landon West—who was staying at the inn to investigate The Disappearances are just a coincidence. It’s easy to believe, if you want to. It’s just as easy to disbelieve. But, whichever person you are, believer or disbeliever, Cutter’s Pass welcomes you equally.”Sleepwalking is creepy. You’re asleep, but you're walking through the night—like the living dead. I knew when I started The Girl from Widow Hills I was in for some shivers. But I had no idea the terrors that were in store.” —R. L. STINE, bestselling author of Goosebumps and Fear Street

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