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The Last Treasure Hunt
At the age of thirty, Campbell Johnstone is a failure. He’s stuck behind the bar of a shabby pub, watching from the sidelines while everyone else makes a success of their lives. The most visible is Eve Sadler, a childhood friend and rising Hollywood star. When Campbell tries to rekindle their relationship, he longs for the glitter of her success to rub off on him but a single shocking night changes everything, in ways he could never have predicted. When the dust settles, Cam’s life is transformed. The recognition he’d given up on is within reach but at what cost?
The Last Treasure Hunt explores our obsession with fame and celebrity with great intelligence and sly wit it’s a modern media morality tale with bite.
Prizes and awards
Winner of Sunday Heralds A Scottish Wave of Change competition (2011), Winner of the Fiction Desk story competition (2014), Scottish Arts Council new writers bursary award
REVIEWS OF The Last Treasure Hunt
'Alexander has an ear for Scottish dialogue and pleasingly descriptive prose.' - Nicola Balkind, The List Read more
'The Last Treasure Hunt quickly asserts itself as something unique ...a masterclass on what happens when empathy is absent. [Jane Alexander's] debut novel marks the arrival of an important new voice.' - Gutter
'A fascinating character, as complex and exasperating as a real person. As he mires himself ever further into controversy, its as gripping as a real treasure hunt. He'll stay with you long after the last clue is solved.' - Mandy Haggith