Riley Sager - The Only One Left









Thriller fans rejoice. Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author, Riley Sager will be at The Garden District Book Shop to celebrate the release of his new book The Only One Left, a Gothic chiller about a young caregiver assigned to work for a woman accused of a Lizzie Borden-like massacre decades earlier.

Sager will regale guests with insights into the world of The Only One Left and his artistic process. He will then sate guests’ curiosity with a Q&A. Afterwards, Sager will sign copies of his book. Guests are encouraged to enjoy a cocktail and explore the shop’s newly redesigned thriller and horror section while they wait. Additional refreshments will be available for purchase at The Chicory House, The Garden District Book Shop’s sister concept. 

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At seventeen, Lenora Hope

Hung her sister with a rope

Stabbed her father with a knife

Took her mother’s happy life


“It wasn’t me,” Lenora said

But she’s the only one not dead

Now reduced to a schoolyard chant, the Hope family murders shocked the Maine coast one bloody night in 1929. While most people assume seventeen-year-old Lenora was responsible, the police were never able to prove it. Other than her denial after the killings, she has never spoken publicly about that night, nor has she set foot outside Hope’s End, the cliffside mansion where the massacre occurred.

Event date: 

Thursday, June 22, 2023 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

Garden District Book Shop
2727 Prytania Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
The Only One Left: A Novel By Riley Sager Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593183229
Availability: Usually Ships in 5-7 Days
Published: Dutton - June 20th, 2023