–Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, NYT-bestselling author of Fierce Little Thing
–Katie Sise, author of We Were Mothers and Open House
–Joanna Rakoff, author of the international bestselling memoir My Salinger Year and the novel A Fortunate Age
Elizabeth L. Silver, author of The Execution of Noa P. Singleton
Marcy Dermansky, author of Very Nice
Kimberly McCreight New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia
Edan Lepucki, author of New York Times bestseller California
Ivy Pochoda, author of These Women
About the Book
The authors of Santa Monica once again illuminate the dark truths of life in sunny California in THE LAST PARTY, a twisty and atmospheric psychological thriller about a 50th birthday celebration on a remote mountainside in Topanga Canyon, where things go terrifyingly wrong.
About the Authors
Cassidy Lucas is the pen name of writing duo Julia Fierro and Caeli Wolfson Widger. Fierro is the author of the novels Cutting Teeth, praised by the New Yorker as a “comically energetic début,” and The Gypsy Moth Summer, called “hugely engaging” by Francine Prose. Widger is the author of the novels Real Happy Family and Mother of Invention, praised by Margaret Atwood as a “pacey thriller,” and was featured on NPR’s Marketplace. Both Fierro and Widger live in Santa Monica with their families. Their second novel, The Last Party, set in Topanga Canyon on the westside of Los Angeles, will be published in April 2022. Santa Monica, their first book together, was published in 2020.
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