Acclaimed author Suzanne Park returns with a charming and compelling novel about an aspiring tech entrepreneur who goes on a rollercoaster journey of self-discovery after her app, which sends messages to loved ones after you pass, accidentally sends her final words to all the important people in her life—including the venture capital mentor she’s crushing on.
Sara Chae is the founder of the app One Last Word, which allows you to send a message to whomever you want after you pass. Safeguards are in place so the app will only send out when you’re definitely, absolutely, 100% dead, but when another Sara Chae dies and the obituary triggers the prototype to auto-send messages that Sara uploads on one drunken night—to her emotionally charged mother, to a former best friend who ghosted her, and to her unrequited high school crush Harry—she has to deal with all the havoc that ensues and reopen old wounds from the past.
She applies for a venture capital mentorship and is accepted to the program, only to find out that the mentor she’s assigned is none other than her former crush and VC superstar Harry Shim, and her life goes from uncertain to chaotic overnight.
Empowering and laugh-out-loud funny, One Last Word is a remarkably relatable story about a woman in tech who learns to speak up and fight for what she wants in life and love, perfect for fans of Annabel Monaghan, Alisha Rai, and Jenny Han.
Suzanne Park is a Korean American writer who was born and raised in Tennessee. She is the author of the adult novels The Do-Over, So We Meet Again, and Loathe at First Sight. As a comedienne, she was selected to appear on BET’s Coming to the Stage. Suzanne was also the winner of the Seattle Sierra Mist Comedy Competition and was a semi-finalist in NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity showcase in San Francisco.
Suzanne graduated from Columbia University and received an MBA from UCLA. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, female offspring, and a sneaky rat that creeps around on her back patio. In her spare time, she procrastinates.
“With Suzanne Park's irresistible humor and lovably relatable characters, One Last Word is a breezy, clever romp through the tech world. I can't count the number of times I laughed out loud!” — Rachel Lynn Solomon, New York Times bestselling author of The Ex Talk
"One Last Word is the best kind of novel: laugh-out-loud funny, bittersweet, and darn so relatable you wonder if the author’s been hanging out inside your head. Suzanne Park has written another absolute winner.” — Camille Pagán, bestselling author of Good for You
"What a pleasure to dive into One Last Word by Suzanne Park, a smart, contemporary and laugh-out-loud novel about taking chances and making amends. With a clever plot twist that leads to deep storylines about love, friendship and family ties, Park draws us in with relatable characters and sharp dialogue. The overall effect is a satisfying tale of a modern woman choosing to live life on her own terms." — Lian Dolan, author of The Sweeney Sisters
“Some books just feel like an old friend, their first pages embracing you with an instant familiarity and warmth you can’t help but sink into. Suzanne Park’s So We Meet Again is that kind of book...A cinematic, charming heart-squeeze-of-a-book that has found its way to my Ultimate Comfort Reads shelf.” — Emily Henry
"Funny, romantic and real-world novel. It centers on Jessie Kim, a young Korean woman who is laid off from her finance job... it tackles sexism and racism in gripping ways." — The TODAY Show on So We Meet Again
“Charming…Park’s pitch-perfect comedic timing and knack for creating heartstrings-tugging moments make this thoughtful romance really shine. This is a winner.” — Publishers Weekly on The Do-Over
"With depth and warmth and wit, The Do-Over is a beautiful, hopeful portrayal of second chances in life and in love. The carefully executed portrayal of anxiety, as well as the wonderfully engrossing love story make this read a pitch perfect read. I absolutely loved every word. Suzanne Park is a hidden gem in the romance world, and The Do-Over is her best book yet." — Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author
"A fantastic, empowering second chance romance that combines wit and charm with an always insightful commentary on imposter syndrome, anxiety, and the challenge of finding ourselves. Suzanne Park wrote a true gem!" — Ali Hazelwood, New York Times bestselling author, on The Do-Over