“Alex saved my life, and I might have failed to repay the favor.”
Ed Cohen owes his life to Alex Evergreen. Now, after three years since they last saw each other, he has a chance to repay his debt.
Alex’s wife has just walked out on him, and he finds no reason left to live. Ed, however, won’t let his friend go without a fight. Ed bargains for one week to change Alex’s mind and seek out Alex’s true family: the birth parents he has never known.
Armed with only his mother’s name, their journey from Seattle to San Francisco to Los Angeles to the California desert captures the fear, heart, and humor brought on by second chances. Unless both men discover how to stop their collision course, they will lose everything by The Last Night.
★★★★★ Keep your friends close…
The Last Night by Daniel Gardina is an excellent read that evokes nostalgia for a time when friendship was the most important thing in life. […] The story goes from the congested kinetic energy of Los Angeles to the grey earthy detachment of Seattle, down to the dusty soulfulness of the California desert. Each stop brings its own energy and influence to the characters and the life changing trek/brawl they embark on in the name of self-discovery, unconditional friendship, and the ever elusive second chance at life and love.
— Laughing Lord, Amazon.com
★★★★ Stylish and unusual modern fiction.
An unusual story from a modern young male American writer. A love story about friends with a deep bond from their youth that ties them into a desperate search for a missing parent while each tries to come to terms with their own on-going fraught relationships with wives, girlfriends, close friends and family. A curious but interesting romantic novel from the male viewpoint. Well worth reading. Not your usual stuff. Heartily recommended.
— bookmad, Amazon.co.uk
★★★★★ For a first novel, this is totally enjoyable.
It’s about two friends who have gone through so much together, one of which has a special ability, the other is still trying to figure things out. I loved it.
I won this book from Goodreads, the book is autographed, and I thank both the author and Goodreads..
— Joann, Goodreads.com
★★★★ Great book..
This is such a great story and well written. You start reading and just have to know what happens.
— reader4life, Amazon.com
The Last Night Deleted Scenes
In the course of writing The Last Night, I drafted over 100 pages of backstory that remain essential moments in the lives of Ed, Alex, Ashley, Brian, and Meghan, which still resonate between the scenes of the finished book. Now, you get to read some of them for yourself.
If you haven’t read the book, be advised there are spoilers. Readers familiar with the novel will get much more out these pieces.
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