story. This self-sufficient community is one that readers will be intrigued to visit again."
“Readers will grow enamored with these characters and the twisty dark plot – so much so, they may forget about BLL completely.”
―Redbook, “6 Books to Cure Your Big Little Lies Withdrawals”
"A missing person tale with a strong setting and cast of characters…Doucette’s auspicious first novel puts a welcome focus on the players instead of transgressive twists.”
"Readers will devour this page-turning mystery, full of enthralling characters, sinister plots, and an ending
that you won't expect."
―Buzzfeed, "8 Thrillers You Will Devour this Summer"
Included in "Top 10 Thrillers for Fans of Gillian Flynn" list
"Author J.L. Doucette gives readers a keen sense of Wyoming winters, three-dimensional characters, and taut, descriptive writing. An enthusiastic welcome to Dr. Pepper Hunt!”
―Linda Barnes, Edgar Award-winning author of the Carlotta Carlyle mystery series
“There’s a detective named Antelope, at least two registered sex offenders, a scoundrel in pricey ski gear, his lying mistress, and tellingly, his missing wife. At the middle of this many-sided mess is Dr. Pepper Hunt, psychologist―clear-eyed, intelligent, beautiful, brave. You’ll fall in love with Pepper and with J. L. Doucette’s subtle, immersive, beguiling tale.”
―Bryan Gruley, Anthony, Barry and Strand Award-winning author of the Starvation Lake Mystery series
“With clear, crackling prose, at times breathtaking, and characters so real that I felt flesh and bone back on that wild western landscape, mingling with the people and inhabiting their world. Combine Doucette’s voice and prose with a story that haunts and intrigues again and again, and we know we are in the hands of a very talented writer. I loved these characters. I loved the terrain. I never wanted to leave. This is the kind of writing that stays with me long after the novel is finished.”
―Diane Les Becquets, author of Breaking Wild
“Last Seen is a tantalizing psychological thriller in which J. L. Doucette masterfully weaves a chilling plot around a cast of complex, well-drawn characters led by psychologist, Dr. Pepper Hunt, a woman running from her own nightmare past. As the tiny Wyoming town searches its frigid horizons for a missing local woman, Dr. Hunt and Detective Antelope spark some warmth in an investigation all their own. A suspenseful ride that will keep you turning pages to the very end!”
―Michelle Cox, award-winning author of A Girl Like You and A Ring of Truth, from the A Henrietta and Detective Howard series