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  • Author:
    Thomas Cook
  • ISBN:
    0547520298
  • ISBN13:
    978-0547520292
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  • Publisher:
    Mariner Books; First edition (June 21, 2011)
  • Pages:
    286 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Thrillers & Suspense
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  • Rating:
    4.1
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Lola Faye's estranged husband committed suicide. I've been an admirer of Thomas H. Cook's work for quite some time. The Last Talk with Lola Faye" increases my awe at Mr. Cook's profound skill as an artist.

Lola Faye's estranged husband committed suicide. They haven't seen each other in over 20 years and things look different from their new perspective. As they discuss the things that led up to Luke leaving Glenville, so much of it finally comes into focus for Luke. He has failed at everything that he once dreamed of including his marriage because he never really faced what happened during his last summer at home. He writes with lyric beauty of the terrible events we create, yet with perfect pacing, and heartbreaking insight.

We went back and forth with Lola Faye's strange moods and strange sayings for the entire book. Luke is shocked when Lola Faye, the woman Luke was certain was his father’s mistress, shows up at his book reading/signing 20 years after his father’s murder

We went back and forth with Lola Faye's strange moods and strange sayings for the entire book. Luke is shocked when Lola Faye, the woman Luke was certain was his father’s mistress, shows up at his book reading/signing 20 years after his father’s murder. She doesn’t give the impression of being very intelligent, but she proves to be quite manipulative, and the next thing Luke knows he has agreed to talk with Lola Faye over drinks. The longer they talk the more Luke realizes that not everything about the events leading up to the murder were as he thought.

Reluctantly, Luke joins Lola Faye for a drink. Trapped in an increasingly intense exchange, Luke struggles to gain control and determine what Lola Faye is truly after-before it is too late. As one drink turns into several, these two battered souls relive, from their different perspectives, the most searing experience of their lives. They are transported back to the tiny southern town of Glenville, Alabama, where a violent crime of passion is turned in the light once more. Cook continues his work as one of the best fiction writers in America.

The Last Talk with Lola Faye. The Quest for Anna Klein. Best American Crime Reporting 2010 (ed. with Otto Penzler). The quest for. Anna klein. First published in the United States of America in 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Published by special arrangement with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.

I have long been an admirer of Thomas H. Cook s novels, and The Last Talk with Lola Faye is one of his best yet: an expertly plotted, beautifully written, compelling and suspenseful book. Harlan Coben, author of Live Wire.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Reluctantly, Luke joins Lola Faye for a drink. As one drink turns into several, these two battered souls relive, from their different perspectives, the most searing experience of their lives

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. As it turns out, there is much Luke doesn’t know. And what he doesn’t know can hurt him.

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Cooking for Hormone Balance: A Proven, Practical Program with Over 125 Easy, Delicious Recipes to Boost Energy and Mood, Lower Inflammation, Gain Strength, and Restore a Healthy Weight by Magdalena Wszelaki -Emily Bartlett, Laura Erlich, "Feed Your Fertility: Your Guide to Cultivating a Healthy Pregnancy with Chinese Medicine, Real Food, and Holistic Living" -The Menopause Book: The Complete Guide: Hormones, Hot Flashes, Health . I have long been an admirer of Thomas H. Harlan Coben, author of Live Wire Engrossing. Slowly but surely, the hotel bar dissolves around them and they are transported back to the tiny southern town where this defining moment a violent crime of passion is turned in the light once more to reveal flaws in the old answers.

Middling historian Lucas Paige visits St. Louis to give a sparsely attended readingnothing out of the ordinary. Except among the yawning attendees is someone he did not expect: Lola Faye Gilroy, the other woman he has long blamed for his fathers murder decades earlier.

Middling historian Lucas Paige visits St. Louis to give a sparsely attended reading-nothing out of the ordinary. Except among the yawning attendees is someone he did not expect: Lola Faye Gilroy, the "other woman" he has long blamed for his father's murder decades earlier.

Middling historian Lucas Paige visits St. Louis to give a sparsely attended reading—nothing out of the ordinary. Except among the yawning attendees is someone he did not expect: Lola Faye Gilroy, the “other woman” he has long blamed for his father’s murder decades earlier.Reluctantly, Luke joins Lola Faye for a drink. As one drink turns into several, these two battered souls relive, from their different perspectives, the most searing experience of their lives. Slowly but surely, the hotel bar dissolves around them and they are transported back to the tiny southern town where this defining moment—a violent crime of passion—is turned in the light once more to reveal flaws in the old answers. As it turns out, there is much Luke doesn’t know. And what he doesn’t know can hurt him. Trapped in an increasingly intense emotional exchange, and with no place to go save back into his own dark past, Luke struggles to gain control of an ever more threatening conversation, to discover why Lola Faye has come and what she is after—before it is too late.A taut literary thriller in the gothic tradition of Master of the Delta.


Prince Persie
Going into this book, I was expecting something a bit different. I thought it would be more of a murder mystery with a twist at the end. Instead it is more of a dissection of a man's life - a life that was once filled with promise and hope but has slowly dwindled to disappointment and confusion. Luke, a writer of mostly unread history books, finds himself face to face with his father's former mistress, Lola Faye. She has sought him out and wants to "have a talk" with him. They begin reminiscing about the past in their hometown of Glenville, Ala. Luke's father was murdered and his mother died shortly after. Lola Faye's estranged husband committed suicide. They haven't seen each other in over 20 years and things look different from their new perspective. As they discuss the things that led up to Luke leaving Glenville, so much of it finally comes into focus for Luke. He has failed at everything that he once dreamed of including his marriage because he never really faced what happened during his last summer at home. He finds himself reliving those moments as he shares appletinis and conversation with this woman that he has despised and blamed for so many years. Lola Faye gradually pulls Luke's remembrances into the light. Was it all really the way he thought at the time or was there more to story? I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop. Was someone else really the killer? Did Luke actually kill his father? Was Lola Faye actually there to kill Luke? Hints are dropped like breadcrumbs to keep you going down this path. I don't want to give anything away but it's not at all what I expected. I will just say that the ending felt right - not blockbuster, knock your socks off stuff but satisfying and complete.
Tto
Wow, what a unsettling book. I turned the final page, and read the last paragraphs, and I'm stunned. What a terrible yet evocative story, what a completely unexpected ending, what to make of it? Let me just say for the record, Thomas Cook is an incredibly, and emphasis on incredible, gifted writer, his choice of words and manner in which the words are placed together in sentences create a body of work which is lush, compelling, tangible, has a unique flavor that is uniquely his own, and it's irresistible. So happy Mr. Cook has written several books, can't wait to start the next one.
Shalinrad
Thomas H Cook has a particular writing style which name I do not know; it is that of telling the story in small 'bits'. Each page and chapter releases a new, small piece of information (not necessarily in chronological order) and this gives tension to the story and are totally 'caught-up' before you know it. ' Lola Faye' is no exception, building up to an exciting climax. This is why I only gave the book 4 stars - there is an anticlimactical final chapter which weakens the whole book. However, do not be put off - it is well-written and completely engrossing even though conforming to the author's tried and tested style.
Boyn
Thomas H. Cook is a great writer, that much is known. Who else could take basically two people sitting in a lounge and during their dialogue create a taut full rounded tale of characters, murder and redemption? I read non stop right through this intriguing tale. My only hesitation was the very last section. Like other reviews I won't ruin the end closure. It makes sense and is valid. I can say no more. A great read. I fell for some of the fun noir red herrings along the way. I also appreciated another homage to the Master Poe a la the tell-tale heart reference. In addition the philosophical payoff learning was valid and well thought out. This novel worked on several levels: characterization, murder mystery and morality tale. And nary a word wasted! Bravo, Mr. Cook.
Pringles
I've been an admirer of Thomas H. Cook's work for quite some time. "The Last Talk with Lola Faye" increases my awe at Mr. Cook's profound skill as an artist. He writes with lyric beauty of the terrible events we create, yet with perfect pacing, and heartbreaking insight. This is a fine novel, laced with suspense, as all great stories are. The book explores the premise that we may feel certain our thoughts and feelings are correct, only to discover how tragically wrong we are. The reader explores this theme in tandem with the portrayed characters. There is not one dull word in this manuscript. I recommend this title, along with all of Mr. Cook's work.
Wenyost
Interesting concept in telling the story by following the thoughts and perceived memories that Luke comes to deal with by the meeting with Lola Fay. Very well written.
Ramsey`s
Thomas H. Cook is one of the best writers anywhere. His writing style is compelling, hard to put down any of his books. Quite a twist at the end, too.
You can't ever lose with Thomas cook. He is simply one of the best mystery writers. I've loved all his books. I'm working my way through them all!