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Allison Leotta’s new book tells a tale of sexual assault on campus

May 3, 2016

All across Michigan, high school seniors are donning their caps and gowns and getting ready to graduate. For many, the next big adventure is going away to college. 

Allison Leotta hopes that her latest book will prompt students and parents to be informed and do some extra research when choosing a college. In particular, she wants to encourage them to check into reported incidents of sexual assault on campus. 

Leotta is a crime and suspense writer. Her latest book, The Last Good Girl, comes out today. 

The book is set at a prestigious Michigan school called Tower University. Freshman Emily Shapiro disappears after leaving a college bar, and the intense investigation reveals she'd accused a senior named Dylan Highsmith of raping her. 

Leotta sits down with us to talk about the book and how her former career as a federal prosecutor informs her writing.