Publication Date: 04/02/2021 ISBN: 9781529332124 Category:

Last One at the Party

Bethany Clift

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication Date: 04/02/2021 ISBN: 9781529332124 Category:




Fleabag meets I Am Legend in this extraordinary novel of one woman’s survival in the face of the end of the world . . .

December 2023. The human race has fought a deadly virus and lost. The only things left from the world before are burning cities and rotting corpses.

But in London, one woman is still alive.

Although she may be completely unprepared for her new existence, as someone who has spent her life trying to fit in, being alone is surprisingly liberating.

Determined to discover if she really is the last survivor on earth, she sets off on an extraordinary adventure, with only an abandoned golden retriever named Lucky for company.

Maybe she’ll find a better life or maybe she’ll die along the way. But whatever happens, the end of everything will be her new beginning.


‘A riotous, black-humoured tonic’ Independent
‘A masterpiece of modern fiction’ Sophie Cousens
‘Fresh, frank, funny’ Elizabeth Kay
‘Brilliant. Creepy, witty, laugh-out-loud and shudder-inducing’ Harriet Walker
‘Harrowing, unflinching and uplifting’ Jennifer Saint
‘Original, brutal, funny and hugely addictive!’ Emma Cooper


A 5 star read!

‘ I LOVED this book. I scurried through it in one sitting, couldn’t stop reading it f
or the life of me. Then at the end I cried because it was over’
‘It reads like a dream . . . with every single word perfectly plotted to create a story like no other. Sometimes I laughed, sometimes I cried, but I always related and I never wanted it to end’
‘From the very first page of this book I knew it was going to be a winner . . . This is a story of strength, determination and self discovery’
‘If I could have made a list of all the things that I’d want an apocalypse novel to include, this book would check off every single box’
‘Terrifying, appalling, gory, explicit, laugh out loud funny and practically every other known emotion. This book has it all’

Publisher Review

Scary, emotional - and truly a novel for our times! * The Sun * Really fun . . . like a dystopian Bridget Jones' Diary with echoes of Shaun of the Dead * Kate Sawyer * Finished this last night and haven't stopped thinking about it since! Possibly my fave read of 2020 - sharp, funny, emotional and a refreshingly different take on a post-apocalyptic world * Lisa Hall * A fresh, frank, funny and surprisingly uplifting book about the end of the world * Elizabeth Kay, author of Seven Lies * Brilliant. Creepy, witty, laugh-out-loud and shudder-inducing -- Harriet Walker, author of The New Girl I adored this book . . . It's about who you are with nobody to witness you, what it means to be human, and how to live (the answer is getting plastered in Harrod's, something we can all relate to) * Gillian McAllister *

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