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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Karen White weaves a captivating story of friendship, love, and betrayal that moves between war-torn London during the Blitz and the present day.

London, 1939. Beautiful and ambitious Eva Harlow and her American best friend, Precious Dubose, are trying to make their way as fashion models. When Eva falls in love with Graham St. John, an aristocrat and Royal Air Force pilot, she can’t believe her luck - she’s getting everything she ever wanted. Then the Blitz devastates her world, and Eva finds herself slipping into a web of intrigue, spies, and secrets. As Eva struggles to protect her friendship with Precious and everything she holds dear, all it takes is one unwary moment to change their lives forever....

London, 2019. American journalist Maddie Warner, whose life has been marked by the tragic loss of her mother, travels to London to interview Precious about her life in pre-WWII London. Maddie has been careful to close herself off to others, but in Precious she recognizes someone whose grief rivals her own - but unlike Maddie, Precious hasn’t allowed it to crush her. Maddie finds herself drawn to both Precious and to Colin, her enigmatic surrogate nephew. As Maddie gets closer to her, she begins to unravel Precious’s haunting past - a story of friendship, betrayal, and the unremembered acts of kindness and of love.

©2021 Karen White (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"Karen White devotees old and new will flock to The Last Night In London, a captivating intergenerational story spanning decades from the fashion scene of pre-World War II Europe to present day London. Mystery, peril, and romance combine in a heady cocktail that will keep readers bubbling with curiosity until the last page and thirsty for more when they're done. Bravo!" (Pam Jenoff, New York Times best-selling author of The Lost Girls of Paris)

“In her signature, widely beloved style, Karen White immerses the reader in a memorable tale of three women indelibly linked through heartbreak and time. As skillfully crafted as the historical fashion adorning the story, The Last Night in London gracefully interweaves the complexities of love, grief, and forgiveness, further propelled by twists of espionage and betrayal. An engaging read from the very first page.” (Kristina McMorris, New York Times best-selling author of Sold on a Monday)

“What happens when a woman’s secrets become a trap she can’t escape? Romance, intrigue, and a decades-old mystery bind three women’s lives with invisible threads. From the devastation of World War II London to the journey of a modern-day journalist struggling to find herself, Karen White delivers a page turner with heart, grit, and a perfect twist at the end." (Lisa Wingate, number-one New York Times best-selling author of Before We Were Yours and The Book of Lost Friends)
 

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Beautiful and poignant.

This book grabs your interest in the first chapter and doesn’t let go for the rest of the book. A beautifully woven story between WW2 and present day. Try as you might, you may think you have story figured at beginning but it surprises to the end. As Karen White fan, I realized a couple of chapters in that it is contains characters from Falling Home and After the Rain. (It’s basically 10-12 years later.) Although, it’s nothing like those 2 books. Love how there are 2 narrators.

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Confused and disappointed.

First two books were by far better.
I was so excited to see this one but ended up disappointed.
Where did the 15 year old niece Suzy come from?
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Cassie character wasn’t consistent.
Maddie is portrayed as bratty and spoiled in this book.

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Loved this Novel!

Both narrators were excellent. The dual stories/time periods were described brilliantly and were relevant. Thank you Karen White for another winner! 29 was fabulous!

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Amazing!

From beginning to end, this book kept me entranced. vwhat a beautiful, heartwarming story of love, mystery & hope.
This story will be with me for a very long time.

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Suspense and Romance

I truly enjoyed this unpredictable story. The part of the story set in London during WW2 kept me spellbound. The author did a beautiful job of combining mystery and love without making the story too sappy or sexy. It was, however an incredibly sad tale. The modern component, though also a good story dragged in places There was some confusion as clues were discovered and there were many past events that were not fully explained and remained solved. The romance in this story was a little more predictable. I also found the Southern accents to sound fake, although I did like how Southern culture was drawn in. All in all, a very worthwhile read.

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Great narration

Karen White is an always buy for me for many years. When I saw Saskia was one of the narrators, I knew I had to do the audio version. It was definitely spot on with the narrators. I enjoyed the story both from the historical point and the current day. A bit of a twist and a sweet ending. Would definitely recommend, especially if you are an audio fan. It really brought it all to life. I was picturing Anne Rivers Siddon with Precious accent.

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Wonderful!!!

This is probably the best book Karen White has written yet. It was exciting, interesting, and kept the reader going page upon page. Character development was exceptional. The way in which the two timelines were handled was masterful. I have listened and read every book she has written and I highly recommend this book!

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Great book

I loved this book which is not unusual because I love all of Karen White’s books. This was even better, I listened to the audible while walking. I loved the WWII storyline and the narrators. Good job to Karen and the narrators. ❤️

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Loved this book

I love Karen Whites books. This one made me
see a different side of the war that shaped so many peoples lives. And it is my favorite of all time of Karen White’s. I could hardly stop listening just to see what happens next. I highly recommend it and the narrator’s were outstanding!

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I’ve tried but I can’t finish listening to this book!

I love Karen White’s books, but not this one! I keep yelling at one of the characters to stop being so stupid. Another of the characters is nothing but a nasty predator; so obvious, and yet none of the other characters seem to be able to see it! SO FRUSTRATING! There is only one character I care about. I’m sorry, I love Karen White’s books, and I will buy more of them, but this one is a huge “no” for me. The frustration the stupid characters are causing is not worth it!