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Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig

Flynn’s life is about to change and not necessarily in a good way. He’s had a bit of a week, realizing that he probably is gay and therefore, not attracted to his girlfriend, January. Not that it matters since she broke up with him a few weeks ago and he hasn’t heard from her since then. The last time Flynn saw her was at the barn on her new stepfather's estate. Now, coming home for the night, he is greeted by the police asking if he knows where January is. She didn’t come home the night before and might be missing. Knowing January has a flair for the dramatic, Flynn thinks maybe she just ran away. She hates her new life- the elite private school she switched to, the dinner parties where she has to be the good daughter so her stepfather can get the votes he needs, and her creepy drug addict step-brother. Flynn and January talked about leaving it all behind after graduation and head to LA where they could reinvent themselves. Flynn wonders if she maybe just got a head start. But that reasoning doesn’t last when January's blood soaked clothing are found close to her house. As Flynn starts delve deeper into the life he knew of January, it’s clear he didn’t know her at all. Secrets, lies, and deception all lead to murder as Flynn puts his own life on the line to figure out who took hers.

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