Rosecrans Baldwin - The Last Kid Left (2017)
A family secret turns deadly in this powerful study of how far we go to protect those we love
Nineteen-year-old Nick Toussaint Jr. is driving drunk through New Jersey on his way to Mexico. The dead bodies of Toussaint’s doctor and his wife lie in the backseat. When Nick crashes the car, police chief Martin Krug becomes involved in the case. Despite an easy murder confession from Nick, something doesn’t quite add up for the soon-to-be retired Krug. An itch he can’t help but scratch.
Nick is extradited to his hometown of Claymore, New Hampshire—a New England beach town full of colorful characters, bed-and-breakfasts, and outlet malls—where the local scandal rocks the residents. Meanwhile, his girlfriend, sixteen-year-old Emily Portis, rallies behind her boyfriend, her protector. Rosecrans Baldwin’s The Last Kid Left charts the evolution of their relationship and of Emily’s own coming-of-age in the face of tragedy and justice.
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