Seventeen year old Charlie West goes to sleep one night, and the next thing he knows, he wakes up battered and bloody just over a year later. He tries to piece together the memories of his last day as he sits strapped to a chair. He remembers getting up, going to school, and even getting lucky enough to have a conversation that might lead to a date with the girl of his dreams. However, these memories don't include any explanation for the situation he finds himself in at the moment.
Charlie's difficulties mount as he struggles to escape. He overhears a conversation outside his cell that leave little doubt that his life is about to end. Inspired by his karate master and a quote from Winston Churchill, he gains the focus necessary to overpower his captors and escape to a nearby woods. But that is just the beginning of a confusing search to figure out what got him into this mess in the first place.
THE LAST THING I REMEMBER is the first in a new series called The Homelanders. Andrew Klavan is an accomplished author of adult suspense novels and the winner of two Edgar Awards. If the excitement created in this new series is any indication of what is to come, he is sure to be a success with YA readers as well.