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The Last Talk with Lola Faye

2 Ratings: 2.0
A book by Thomas H. Cook

"In this tightly coiled, intellectual drama, Cook (The Chatham School Affair) unwinds a marvelously tense story of belated redemption. While in St. Louis for a book tour, Luke Page, a middle-aged writer of lackluster histories, agrees to meet with … see full wiki

Author: Thomas H. Cook
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
2 reviews about The Last Talk with Lola Faye
review by . July 15, 2010
Just like the movie "My Dinner with Andre" this story is almost entirely contained within a conversation. The two main characters talk about their past, the people whom they have loved and hated, the tragedies that ensued, and the unresolved conflicts that follow them to the present. The reader learns about their lives in flashbacks, and the present actions have meaning only when the past is revealed. Very little action takes place in the present tense. Some of the revelations are shocking and disturbing, …
review by . July 10, 2010
Lucas Page is middle-aged historian who has resigned himself to disappointment --in his writing and teaching but equally in his life. He comes to St. Louis, to the Museum of the West, to lecture on his latest book, Fatal Choices: it's about military decisions with fatal consequences. After the lecture, a dowdy, somewhat rundown fortyish-fiftyish woman approaches him. Her name is Lola Faye Gilroy. Two decades earlier, she had been the "other woman," whose lumpish estranged husband had killed Lucas's …
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